Articles written by: Carolyn Ellison

Carolyn Ellison

Weekend-warrior-backpacker, star-gazer, hammock seller, writer, iphone photographer, and festival goer living in beautiful Asheville, NC.

10 Facts on Wild Yellowstone National Park
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10 Facts on Wild Yellowstone National Park

1. It’s a first Setting a global example, Yellowstone National Park was the first National Park ever declared in the US. established in 1872. Now more than 180 countries have 1,900 similar protected parks.                     2. Bursting at the Seams Yellowstone [...]

5 Free Travel Apps for the Frugal Granola Type
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5 Free Travel Apps for the Frugal Granola Type

Adventure Travel, for many, is becoming a desirable form of recreation and vacation. Whether you’re climbing the tops of fourteeners or surfing in hard-to-find  beach coves, many granola-types have embraced technology to help them get to their destination. Here’s some of our favorite apps to use on the road–or trail. What [...]

Take a Microadventure
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Take a Microadventure

“A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.” Meet Alastair Humphreys, advocate for the microadventure. This adventurer could also be described as: blogger, motivational speaker, filmmaker, photographer and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Alastair’s main principle he defines and [...]

Trash Talk: Taking Responsibility for Your Litter
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Trash Talk: Taking Responsibility for Your Litter

Everyone knows not to litter. It’s selfish and bad for the environment. More than ten years ago, public service announcements made the rounds in television and radio despising those who litter. Littering soon became unacceptable within the mind of most people. “For generations, littering was more of a taboo than [...]

6 Key Elements for a Kickin’ Backyard Summer Soiree
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6 Key Elements for a Kickin’ Backyard Summer Soiree

It’s summer people. Chacos, music festivals, and outdoor dining are about and thank goodness. Who doesn’t like to go to the perfect little get together of friends, good food to share in laughter and spirited conversation? That’s right, everyone likes that sort of thing. If you have never thrown a patio party yourself, then [...]