Emily Leikam

A Complete Guide to the Best Packrafting Locations in America

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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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

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How to Train for a Marathon or Half Marathon

Training for a marathon is no joke. Running 26.2 miles consecutively, especially in a race format, takes a lot of physical endurance and mental fortitude. For many, this is an incredibly rewarding feat. Running not only does wonders fo

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Are Mountain Lions Dangerous?

Mountain lions, also known as cougars, are the largest wild cats in the United States. They’re dynamic, agile, powerful hunters that reside in a variety of habitats. Mountain lions are commonly found in areas uninhabited by humans, a

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How to Train for a Triathlon

Have you ever thought about participating in an event that pushes your limits and demonstrates what you’re truly capable of? The triathlon — a challenging, exciting, and addicting three-part race — will do exactly that! Competing

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Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Saunas

Saunas are the ultimate indulgence when it comes to wellness and relaxation. They produce so many benefits to the human body and make a great addition to any outdoor environment. Saunas work wonders in cold weather; help you relax afte

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How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts: All You Need to Know

Broccoli sprouts are vibrant micro-greens power-packed with beneficial nutrients our bodies need. They contain high traces of Vitamins A, B6, and C. They also contain sulforaphane, a phytochemical and powerful antioxidant shown to cont

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How to Make an Adirondack Chair

The Adirondack chair is the classic outdoor lounge chair found on lawns and front porches. With a tall slatted back and angled seat, these chairs are the ideal shape for comfort and relaxation. Deriving its name from the Adirondack Mou

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How to Build an Outdoor Fire Pit

One of the more enticing and rewarding DIY projects is building your own outdoor fire pit. A fire pit offers a warm (li

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The Best Crater Lake Snowshoeing Trails

Oregon is chock-full of natural wonders that attract hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year. Surprisingly, the state hosts only one national park, but it's truly a sight to see.