Intro to: Mindy on the Move

mindyonthemove.com featured video // In this short video, I introduce myself and my brand: “Mindy on the Move”. I explain what my website is all about and describe my hopes and goals for all my writings + works. As I explain everything in voiceover, you will see footage of my past travels and adventures (some […]

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Coolest Sand Dunes in the U.S. to Explore

coolest sand dunes in the U.S.

There are many varying sand dunes in the U.S. but the seven I discuss in this post are the absolute coolest (in my humble opinion)! Sand dunes are extremely fun and offer plenty of adventurous opportunities for visitors. From climbing up to ATV-ing down, from sand boarding on to hang gliding off, from watching sunrise […]

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What to See in Newfoundland

what to see in newfoundland

Newfoundland, Canada, is an unsung treasure with so much to see that it should skyrocket to the top of your bucket list travels! I fell head over heels in love with it’s vastly varying landscapes; from her exposed mantle to her lush forests, from her staggering fjords to her sparking sea. Even more, this land […]

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Elk Viewing Guide For Benezette, Pennsylvania

elk viewing guide for benezette

Viewing the elk in Benezette, Pennsylvania is an unbelievable joy and I’d love nothing more than to help guide your experience! At times, our home state can become commonplace as we grow apathetic towards it through the years. But, let me tell you: it is never dull or uninteresting! We just have to look and […]

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Best Sawtooth Wilderness Adventure

best sawtooth wilderness adventure

I had the best Sawtooth Wilderness adventure this summer! To begin, I went backpacking on the Iron Creek Trail up to Sawtooth Lake and then onward! I camped under the stars, took icy dips in the alpine lakes, swam in rivers, soaked in hot springs, hiked until I couldn’t hike no more (just kidding, I […]

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Hot Springs Near Stanley Idaho: A Day of soaking

hot springs near Stanley Idaho

No trip to the Sawtooth Mountains would be complete without a day of soaking in some of the downright awesome hot springs near Stanley, Idaho. After all, what better way to soothe your aching muscles and relax after days of exploring? Did you know that Idaho actually has more soakable hot springs than any other […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Camping

beginner's guide to backcountry camping

Your first time backcountry camping can be a bit scary so, with this post, I will provide a beginner’s guide for your wilderness journey to help put your mind at ease. Anything that is out of one’s comfort zone will feel nerve-racking and risky. However, with some practice and preparation you will feel much more […]

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Quotes for the Wild Soul

quotes for the wild soul

In this post, I’ll share fifty quotes that have specifically emboldened, enlightened and enriched my wild soul. These are words that have, in one way or another, made a lasting impact on me – words that I live by. If you, too, are a wild soul, free spirit and wayfaring wanderess, then perhaps these words […]

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Gros Morne National Park Bucket List

gros morne national park

Gros Morne National Park, in Newfoundland, Canada, is an unsung treasure that should skyrocket to the top of your bucket list travels! I fell head over heels in love with Gros Morne National Park’s vastly varying landscapes; from her exposed mantle to her lush forests, from her staggering fjords to her sparking sea. Even more, Gros […]

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Best Swimming Holes Near Pittsburgh

best swimming holes near pittsburgh

In the midst of a hot Pittsburgh summer, what better way to cool off and enjoy the outdoors than by dipping into some of the best swimming holes nearby? With the added obstacle of the current pandemic, many swimming options that were once appealing and enjoyable are now off limits. Thus, I went on a […]

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Voyageurs National Park Houseboat Adventure

Voyageurs National Park houseboat

Voyageurs National Park is a watery, wilderness wonderland amid the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and is best explored via a houseboat rental. In this post, I will answer an array of questions I’ve recently received from my audience. I wish to help prepare you for navigating these waters; for camping out under the stars; for […]

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Where can petroglyphs be found: Hidden Wyoming

where can petroglyphs be found

Upon our journey to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, we stayed in the small western town of Dubois, Wyoming. We never thought to ask “where can petroglyphs be found?” but, nonetheless, we uncovered the hidden secrets of this cowboy land thanks to the help of some unexpected friends. Like all good travels, a surprising […]

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How to See Pictured Rocks By Foot

how to see pictured rocks

Are you dreaming of exploring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Upper Peninsula Michigan but unsure how to see it by foot? In this post, I’ll give you the best and must-hike trails that will take you to the most breathtaking scenery this park has to offer. From otherworldly sand dunes to rushing waterfalls, from pristine […]

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Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Our U.S. southwest journey was a road trip of a lifetime, to say the least! We spent ten days on the road (in utter awe the entire time) exploring mind-blowing beauty and experiencing unforgettable adventures. From climbing Angel’s Landing to horseback riding in Monument Valley, each day was riddled with excitement. It was such a […]

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8 stops to Make on Your Girl’s Colorado Road Trip

Jocelyn, Tami and I take a girl’s road trip all throughout the state of Colorado, making 8 incredible stops along our journey. We camp, we hike, we soak in hot springs, we spot wildlife, we climb the largest mountain in the rockies and we have ourselves a whirlwind adventure amid some of the country’s most […]

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Best National Parks for Spotting Wildlife

Best National Parks for Spotting Wildlife

Among my travels, I constantly seek out the best destinations and national parks for spotting wildlife. After exploring this country countless times, I’ve discovered a few national parks that (more or less) guarantee its visitors some unbelievable wildlife sightings. With that said, I’d love to share these places with you in hopes that you, too, […]

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7 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever During the Pandemic

10 ways to combat cabin fever

Are you typically on the move and adventuring but find yourself stagnant during these pandemic days? Isolation and confinement can stir dreaded feelings of cabin fever. Thus, it’s vital to discover healthy ways to cope. In this post, I’d love to share with you the things I do to help combat the cabin fever blues. […]

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How to Tour Barcelona in a Day (+Free Map)

Wish to tour Barcelona in a day? Want to see many of Barcelona’s hottest spots while enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean climate? My route, mapped out above, will take you to seven prime destinations on a 4.25-mile (6.85 KM) walking tour that you can complete in one day’s time. Strap on your walking shoes and start […]

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Food and Drink Tour of Bruges (Travel Vlog)

Amid our Netherlands journey, Doug and I decided to take a quick detour to the delightful town of Bruges, Belgium. Due to the Netherlands’ small size, it’s quite convenient to travel to nearby cities and towns in neighboring countries. Not to mention, I was yearning for some GOOD BEER.  No offense to the Netherlands and […]

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A Guide for Planning Your First Trip to Peru

Peru is a magical place and I’m sure you want to enjoy your first trip to Peru to the fullest, right?  Well, before you go, be sure to sift through my guide for planning your first trip wisely.  Being prepared will enable a stress-free and unforgettable experience. My time in Peru was something fiercely inexplicable.  […]

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My Tarot Reading: A Significant Sign

I wanted to begin my post with a quick personal update: I am home, safe and sound.  What a whirlwind these past few days have been, eh!?  As some of you may know, the production I was working on shut down due to the Corona Pandemic and is currently on an indefinite hiatus (as are […]

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Top Four Restaurants in Fargo

Wondering where to dine in Fargo, North Dakota? I’ve become somewhat of a Fargo foodie and am happy to share my top four restaurants in Fargo with you all. As some of you may already know, I’ve spent the better part of the last half of my year working in production for the Cooking Channel. […]

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Highlights of Newfoundland (Video)

In this short Highlights of Newfoundland video, you can view some of the highlights from my incredible, whirlwind Newfoundland journey this past Autumn.  I hiked all over Gros Morne National Park: Tablelands, Green Gardens, Western Brook Pond and more!  Stood on the most eastern point of all North America at Cape Spear. Visited countless, picturesque […]

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Working in the Reality/Doc TV Industry: Q&A

It’s become clear to me that most people, aside from my very close friends and family, don’t know what it is that I do for a living.  I’ve received messages from people asking if I’m an “influencer” or if I primarily make my money from blogging, etc.  The answer is: nope!  While I do make […]

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Why is Washington D.C. a Great Destination?

I had the wonderful opportunity to live in Washington D.C. for roughly two months this past summer and discovered that Washington D.C. is a great destination for every type of traveler. Needless to say, I grew to utterly adore this city and its surrounding areas.  D.C. caught me off guard and blew my socks off […]

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Photos, Facts, Stories and Tunes That Will Inspire You to Travel to Newfoundland, ASAP

Newfoundland is a Canadian Island, part of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador,  in the far East of North America amid the North Atlantic Ocean.  It’s so far east that its very own Cape Spear marks the most eastern point of the entire continent.  Unlike Canada’s extremely popular hot spots of Banff National Park and […]

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Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum: Ghost Hunt (FULL VIDEO)

Take a look inside the famously haunted Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum as I, along with my two cousins + husband, get locked inside its terror-filled walls for a night. This massive, abandoned asylum dating back to the mid-1800s once housed thousands of mentally ill patients clear up until 1994 when it was forced to close. […]

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Dear Haters, This is How I Recognize You From a Mile Away

There will always be naysayers in your life.  No matter what it is you do or where you go or who you are, these people will always exist.  Do they exist as a direct result of jealousy and resentment or merely as a product of misunderstanding?  Perhaps a little bit of both.  Perhaps a whole […]

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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum: Sneak Peek

Video filmed by: Doug Michaels Using these products below (click on image to shop them). Take a look inside my upcoming, full-length video of my time spent exploring the famously haunted grounds of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Subscribe to my blog via e-mail (← demonstrated in photo) to stay up-to-date on the full video release […]

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Lost in the Maze of Canyonlands National Park

Have you ever seen the movie “127 Hours” or, at the very least, heard its story?  If you have, you know that Canyonlands National Park can be a very dangerous place to roam.  AND, if you are at all like me, you have probably heard the many “I’m lucky to be alive” stories of hikers […]

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Never Bored in Amsterdam: My Favorite Things to Do

Amsterdam was never on my bucket list but when my husband mentioned going there, of course I was on board (I never say no to traveling anywhere).  Being the nature lover that I am, it’s typical for me to get more excited for travels geared towards the natural world.  Therefore, as excited as I was for […]

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Why Winging-It Beats a Fully Planned Itinerary

My husband and I prefer to wing our trips in some way or another: sometimes we plan a few things we’d love to see and/or do but overall we play it day-by-day.  In this post, let me tell you why we’ve found that winging-it travel trumps fully planned travel.  This includes booking lodging, tours, excursions and activities […]

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At Age 30, I Shouldn’t Be Afraid to…

After writing about my anxiety and panic attacks in previous posts, I had several people reach out to me regarding their fears and anxieties.  Most of which involved traveling; Their fears hinder their joy of going places in one way or another.   I also discussed how I’ve overcome my anxiety, greatly, and how I’ve […]

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The 5 Highs of Hiking the Highline Trail

All hikes are wonderful, but some are unforgettable, uplifting and undeniably life changing.   My hike on the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park perfectly fits the latter.   I have never felt so close to wildlife as I did along this impassioned trek.  With an unparalleled guide amid heave-on-earth, all the ingredients concocted a revitalization […]

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Mindy on the Move in Yellowstone National Park (VLOG)

Follow along via my vlog as I adventure among the Serengeti of North America: Yellowstone National Park with my husband, Doug, and my best friend, Nate. We see all of her stunning gems, including: Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone Canyon + Falls, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley and SO MUCH MORE. Furthermore, we see […]

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Find Me Where the Wild Things Are: Yellowstone National Park

I stood, silently still, at the forest’s edge just a mere hundred feet away from the wolf’s illuminating eyes and shining black coat.  I peered into her soul, unafraid and invited.  We were connecting and nothing else mattered in that moment in time…. “I’ll be there for you…” ♫ – my alarm clock blasted the […]

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Time Well Spent in Rome, Italy: 3 Day Itinerary

After our stint in Barcelona, my husband and I spent three days wandering and exploring in Rome, Italy this past January.  I was utterly blessed to celebrate my big 3-0 birthday amid the eternal city.  Even though we had limited time, I still conquered all the must-sees and must-dos on my list while maintaining an […]

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We Are Wild Women Apparel

  Who We Are We Are Wild Women is a group of ladies who love to explore the outdoors and go on adventures / excursions with one another. Our goal is to get to know more local adventurers and build a little explorer community of outdoor women; to encourage women in the area to get outside […]

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Mindy on the Move in Amsterdam (trailer)

Come along with me as I explore Amsterdam and surrounding areas in the Netherlands for the first time. I visit the Dutch windmills in the countryside of Zaanse Schans, swing over the edge on Europe’s highest swing – 325+ feet in the air on A’dam Lookout, roam the beautiful and charming streets, take a canal […]

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Winter Weekend at Mountain Creek Cabins (VLOG)

    The getaways and explorations need NOT cease just because it is winter.   If you’re from Western PA (as I am), West Virginia, Eastern Ohio, or Maryland (or if you don’t mind traveling a bit further), I have the perfect winter weekend getaway for you… Mountain Creek Cabins are absolutely gorgeous and perfectly situated […]

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2018: A Big Year in My Life

This past year was a big one for me, and not in the way 2016 was where I got engaged and married and promoted, etc.  This year was a huge year of personal growth; a year of expansion and drive.  This year was internally immense for me because I proved to myself that I am […]

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2018 Liebster Award Nomination + Q&A

I am so excited and honored to be nominated for the 2018 Liebster Award.  The Liebster Award is “an award for the bloggers, selected by the bloggers” and was founded by The Global Aussie seven years ago.  The Liebster Award’s goal is to create exposure and gain recognition for newer blogs.  It encourages bloggers to reach out […]

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Wild Women Wish List: All We Want for Christmas Is…

With much research, along with personal use and experience, these items make some of the BEST gifts for your wild woman.  Does the gal you’re shopping for love to adventure, explore the outdoors, travel the globe and live life free and wild?  If so, this list is a great place to start; ranging from all […]

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My Viva Las Vegas Wedding: What It’s Actually Like to Get Married in Vegas

Two years ago, on November 26th, 2016, my husband and I decided to take the uncoventional route (as we so often do) and get married in Las Vegas, Nevada.  It was a spur of the moment decision made only three weeks prior.  After getting engaged along our Icelandic road-trip in June, and after dating for […]

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There’s Still Good in the World: Tales of Kindness

Tis’ the season to spread cheer and joy (as is every day we breathe and inhabit this world).  However, during the holiday, I find it vital to share some stories of hope and gratitude in contrast to all the stories of horror and despair the news relentlessly spews at us.  It’s crucial to give THANKS […]

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The 22 Most Surreal Destinations in the US West

southwest road trip of a lifetime

The abounding beauty in the American west is quite staggering.  Everywhere you drive, you’re inundated with a jaw-dropping, breath-taking scene.  With all the allure, it’s difficult to choose what to explore and what to forgo.  I’m a huge advocate of “seeing it all”.  However, rarely is that feasible.  Thus, I’ve created a list of what […]

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Let Us Move Past Fear + Anxiety

Let’s talk about fear.  Fear is the culprit of all that holds us back; anxiety cripples our lives and hinders us from living the life we so desire.  I’m no different from the rest of humanity – fear exists in ALL of us.  What separates us is how we DEAL with our fears and anxiety. […]

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How Bad is Amsterdam’s Red Light District, Really?

Just how bad is Amsterdam’s Red Light District? I’m certain many of you, like myself, are curious as to what Amsterdam’s Red Light District is all about: is it as raunchy as all the hype?  Is it worth visiting?  Is prostitution and weed actually legal?  After visiting and spending a few nights roaming the district, […]

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Must-See Waterfalls of Iceland

Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice, and for good reason.  Her abundance of hot springs, geysers, volcanos, glaciers, glacial lagoons and ice caves all give credit to this worthy trademark.  However, there’s much more to this other-worldly land than just her fire and ice; her multitude of awe-inducing waterfalls are downright […]

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It’s Ok to Live a Life Others Do Not Understand

I’ve been wanting to discuss this matter for quite some time, the matter that WE as HUMANS do NOT have to fit some societal mold or live our life as others feel we “should”.    What I mean by this is:  People in our world will always have opinions and expectations of how they feel […]

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