Emily Leikam

Benefits of Drinking Pine Needle Tea

Emily is an avid traveler and has been all around the world from Alaska and Iceland to Peru and Bali. Her home base is Nashville, TN and when not traveling you can find her hiking, practicing yoga or cooking/baking!

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Benefits of Drinking Pine Needle Tea

Hike through any evergreen forest filled and breathe in that refreshing pine scent that permeates the air. There is something so natural and cleansing about walking among the fragrant trees as you feel the crunch of needles under your

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Acadia National Park Cabins

Acadia National Park covers 47,000 acres on the coast of Maine. The majority of the park is positioned on Mount Desert Island and features rocky

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Discover Shenandoah National Park Cabins

Shenandoah National Park sits along the Blue Ridge mountains in the green state of Virginia. This densely forested park offers an abundance of hiking trails – including the Appalachian trail – that lead to plunging waterfalls, rugg

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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

If you’re looking for a way to embrace a more mindful process of baking, then look no further than baking bread. There’s no better place to start the humble process of baking bread than with a starter! A starter is the key ingredie

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Sequoia National Park Cabins

Home to the world’s tallest tree, the mighty “General Sherman,” Sequoia National Park is a magical location in California. Located in the

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Family-Friendly Spooky Halloween Trails

With crisp air and forests ablaze with color, fall is the perfect season for a festive outing. What better place to celebrate the spirit (or spirits) of Halloween than out in nature, especially when it’s on a trail with a wickedly ha

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How to Prepare for a Bicycle Tour 

Riding a bicycle is the ultimate rite of passage for a child. As we grow older, driving a car becomes more important. But sooner or later, even as an adult, you can’t deny the exhilarating feeling of the wind in your face as you dive

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Muscle Recovery Cookbook: Best Food and Drinks for Muscle Recovery

Exercise should make us feel good by strengthening our bodies and increasing our overall health. However, a strenuous workout or challenging physical activity can cause exercise-induced muscle soreness. Follow an effective plan to redu

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A Complete Guide to the Best Packrafting Locations in America

Packrafting is a sport that is literally blowing up right now! The unique ability to carry a pack that turns into a raft provides opportunities to explore new regions by way of a lake or river. There are so many amazing meandering rive

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Staying Active When Overlanding: Best Outdoor Workout Ideas

Overlanding adventures are an incredible way to explore new places. The beautiful landscapes and tranquil settings allow you to relax and be one with nature. Trading the office cubicle for a moving vehicle is an adventurer's dream. Whi

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Glacier National Park Cabins

Majestic mountains, gleaming lakes, vast valleys, and brilliant blue skies make Glacier National Park a true treasure of Montana. People from al