Phase One Posts

Our goal for Phase One of our nomadic journey is to begin to prepare for Phase Two, which is a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. In order to do this, we are going to have to get into a little better shape than we are now. We plan to do five hours each day of a variety of activities including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, running, biking, tennis, skating, fishing, yoga, Pilates, and we will see what else we get into.

Read about our adventures below!

One Day in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Today was our first "real" day of hiatus! Our first actual day was mostly driving north, but today we hit ...
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Lesson: Persistence Pays Off

Prior to leaving for the hiatus, we took several trips in order to prepare and figure out what problems we ...
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Potawatomi Trail

Today, on our third day of hiatus, we decided to jump into our major reason for Phase One - to ...
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Video: Week One – Southern Michigan

We're teachers, not videographers - so this whole YouTubing thing is super new to us, especially the idea of being ...
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Three Days in Manistee National Forest

After a quick stopover to visit our wonderful friend Sarah (and her amazing pool) in Grand Rapids, we headed north ...
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Two Days in Northern Michigan

We have discovered that the northeast coastline of Lake Michigan is called Northern Michigan (#NOMI), even though the Upper Peninsula ...
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Video: Week Two – Northern Michigan and the UP

Another week and another video down! I think we're sort of getting the hang of this :). As we promised ...
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Five Days in the UP

If you have the chance, you should spend MUCH more time than five days in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan ...
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Two Days in North Coastal Wisconsin

Wisconsin has much to offer and no less can be said about it's northern coastal region. Though Wisconsin possesses a ...
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Two Days on Minnesota’s North Shore

As with everywhere we've sped through so far, Minnesota's north shore could occupy your time for a week or more ...
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