Nicole Hansen-

Nicole Hansen

About Nicole Hansen

Nicole is a former teacher and lover of culture. She has a passion for language and history and loves a deep dive into a region before her adventures. She brings that passion to each article and brings her subjects to life. 

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Must-Have Hiking Gear: 10 Essentials for Your Outdoor Adventures

Hiking is an exciting outdoor activity that takes a surprising amount of planning. Don't forget to pack these 10 must-have hiking necessities.

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Secure Your Stay At These 10 Montpelier, Vermont Hotels For The Fall Season

Looking to stay in Vermont's capital city this Fall? Check out these 10 top-rated hotels and inns located in and around Montpelier, Vermont.

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These Are The 10 Most Eco-Friendly Places You Can Visit In The U.S. In October

With fall foliage and unique festivals, October is a great time to explore the USA's most eco-friendly destinations.

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10 Best Travel Backpacks You Should Consider This Fall

Whether hiking through national parks or enjoying a downtown tour, here are 10 of the best travel backpacks for any occasion.

Giant Sequoias in the Sequoia tree and Redwood forests of Redwood National and State Parks, California, USA 1
Here Are 10 Ways You Can Be Eco-Minded When Visiting National Parks Sustainably

Preserving the beauty of the US National Parks is simpler than expected with these practical ways to be eco-minded on a national park vacation.

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Rockhounding Adventures: 12 Best Spots For Rock Collecting In The Country

In the most remote parts of the country are hidden treasures in the form of gems and minerals, free for the taking of those willing to hunt for them.

Group of triathletes on a bicycle ride, biking on a road in Mallorca, Majorca, Spain 1
10 Methods Of Transportation, Ranked From The Least To The Most Eco-Friendly

From planes to cars to ferries, everything has an impact. Check out how the top modes of transportation rank in terms of eco-friendliness.

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10 Must-Have Travel Accessories for Every Trip

Packing for a trip can be a challenge, but certain things should always make the list. Check out these 10 must-have accessories every trip needs.

An aerial view of autumn colors and beautiful fall foliage on the Blue Ridge Parkway road trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA 1
10 Most Beautiful Road Trips To Take For Fall Foliage In The U.S.

Looking for the perfect fall foliage road trip? Hop on one of these scenic US routes that wind through brilliant colors and exciting festivities.

Red Rock Canyon in Dixie National Forest Utah 1
10 Places In Utah That Are The Most Beautiful During The Fall Season

Utah has some of the most beautiful fall foliage locations in the Southwest, with scenic canyon drives and multiple national forests full of color.

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10 Reasons To Visit Angora Lakes Near Lake Tahoe This Year

Planning a Lake Tahoe getaway? Consider swapping the busy beaches for a trip to the nearby Angora Lakes, with all the fun and none of the crowds.

The Narrows Trail (The Zion Subway) in Zion National Park, Utah, USA 1
10 Best Park Visitor Centers Where You'll Actually Learn Something New

Guests are in for more than just amazing views with these visitor centers, offering exceptional interactive displays and educational experiences.

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10 Must-Visit Stops For Your Boston To Vermont Fall Road Trip Adventure

The scenic drive from Boston, Massachusetts to Vermont is one of the best fall road trips in the New England region, with festive stops full of color.

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10 Roseburg, Oregon Hotels To Book For A Splendid Fall Escape

Near scenic Umpqua Valley and the exciting Wildlife Safari, Roseburg, Oregon, is a unique town with plenty of high-quality accommodations.

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Secure Affordable Rates At These 10 Luxury Hotels In The US This Fall

Those looking for an affordable US fall vacation can take advantage of major off-season deals to secure a room at a luxury resort for cheap.

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10 Best Towns To Visit In California During The Fall

Feeling festive? These 10 California towns are perfect for apple picking, wine touring, leaf peeping, and every fun Fall activity in between.

Kuata Island seen from Vatuvula Volcano on Wayaseva Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji 1
10 Eco-Friendly Tour Companies You Should Know About 

Seeing the world doesn't have to destroy it. Check out these eco-friendly tour companies promoting sustainable travel and one-of-a-kind adventures.

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These Are The 10 Best National Parks On The West Coast

Featuring towering mountains, lush forests, crashing coastal waves, and tons of wildlife, these 10 national parks are the best along the West Coast.

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Here Are 10 Festive Activities To Try In Indiana This Fall

Feeling festive? Indiana is the perfect fall destination to enjoy changing colors, lively festivals, themed train rides, and scenic road trips.

Milky way night sky in Balanced Rock, Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA 1
Dark Sky Parks & More: 10 Amazing Places To Go Stargazing This Fall

The leaves may be changing, but the skies are still full of life. Check out the best places to go stargazing in the US during the fall season.

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