Chelsea Batten

Chelsea Batten

Chelsea Batten is a writer, photographer, and Kerouac groupie. One of the original digital nomads, she was seduced from life on the road by the wild beauty of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. She covers diverse topics for The Manual related to travel, gear reviews, and odd cultural sidetracks. She’s currently building a yurt on the shore of Lake Superior. You can follow along on her website: https://www.chelseabatten.com/

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The Best Pairs of Leather Sandals to Slip Into this Summer

As a kid, you’d wait all year for the opportunity to dash out of the house barefoot. Sandals are the grown-up version of that free-wheeling feeling.
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The Best Natural Sunscreen Options for the Environment and Your Skin

It turns out that the majority of commercially produced sunscreens are full of chemicals that wreak havoc on ocean environments.
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Why You Should Wear Hemp Clothing and Which Brands to Shop

As on-trend as hemp fashion has become, it also hasn’t lost its environmental credibility.
Culture

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

These docs are entertaining, but also edifying. For your convenience, we’ve broken them up into categories.
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GoLite Makes Performance Apparel from Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic

They wick, stretch, regulate temperature, and repel moisture, all while making use of recycled fibers.
Fashion & Style

The Most Comfortable Work Shoes for Any Environment, From Back of House to Board Room

Because you’re too young to be groaning about your aches and pains, and too ambitious to spend your workday dreaming of your La-Z-Boy.