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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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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Mindy on the Move: Southern Florida (VLOG)

Come along with me as I journey around Southern Florida.  I take a thrilling airboat ride through the Everglades on my birthday, search for gators and glade life a plenty, spot a multitude of stunning birdlife and even see a manatee!   Furthermore, I relax on the pristine beaches of the Florida Keys and wander […]

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Why California is My Favorite State in the Lower 48: The ABC’s

Even though the question “What is your favorite state in the U.S.?” never ceases to overwhelm and is nearly impossible to answer, I believe I’ve come to my conclusion:  California is my favorite state (in the Lower 48).  Most people question my answer.  When they think of California, they think of Hollywood and Los Angeles […]

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Top 5 Local Micro Adventures for Your Labor Day Weekend (near Pittsburgh, PA)

Searching for a wild and wonderful weekend adventure close to home?  Look no further.  I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 local adventures near Pittsburgh, PA.  These are the perfect, micro getaways sure to be enjoyed by fun-seekers and nature-lovers alike; ranging from white water thrills to peaceful nature hikes to dark underground discoveries […]

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Wild in the Wasatch Mountains (VLOG)

Join me as I adventure in the Wasatch Mountains along with my  husband (Doug), my brother-in-law (Cody) and his awesome girlfriend (Bri).  First, Doug and I explore Antelope Island where we encounter beautiful wildlife such as bison and antelope.  This place is mystical and magical – rolling green hills meet the Great Salt Lake, giving […]

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Unearthly Utah, Pt. 2: The Mountains

Now that you’ve explored the boundless beauty of Utah’s red rock deserts and breath-taking canyons, it’s time to explore the North.  Here are some incredible things to do near Salt Lake City and in the adventure-filled mountains of Utah… Explore Big & Little Cottonwood Canyon Directly outside of the city lies the insanely gorgeous canyons; […]

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Personal Update and What’s on my Horizon

Hey everyone! I wanted to write this little piece just to explain what’s going on in my life, what travels and adventures are coming up, what obstacles came my way earlier this summer and more. I wish to begin including this “personal content” section on my website so you all can get a better feel […]

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Capitol Reef National Park and Mystic Hot Springs (VLOG)

In my 4th vlog of this series, I bring you along on our journey to the underrated, yet captivating, Capitol Reef National Park and to the quirky, bohemian gem that is Mystic Hot Springs. This was my first time to both of these places. In Capitol Reef, not only did we love our hike to Hickman […]

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Upper Canyonlands, Dino Tracks and Moab (VLOG)

This vlog (#3 in the series) begins halfway through day 3 – after our overnight hike in the Needles at Canyonlands. We journey to Moab where we explore Upper Canyonlands (Mesa Arch, Green River Overlook and more!) and even visit DINO TRACKS – woahhh, say what!!? We see many more petroglyphs at the dinosaur track […]

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Needles at Canyonlands National Park: Overnight, Backcountry Hike (VLOG)

In this vlog, Doug, Cody and I begin with a quick stop at Newspaper rock (a rock covered in ancient petroglyphs – literally COVERED). Next, we hop right onto the trail and begin our overnight hike into the backcountry of Needles at Canyonlands National Park. Doesn’t take long before the three of us find ourselves […]

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Mesa Verde Vlog

My first stop along my Utah road-trip is a one day, one night pit stop in Mesa Verde National Park (the only place on this trip we visited NOT in Utah..however, we couldn’t pass her up!). This place is full of ancient cliff dwellings and pueblos from the Anasazi people, created thousands of years ago […]

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Unearthly Utah: The Ultimate Road-trip Guide, Pt. 1

Part 1: The Desert –  Utah is such an unearthly state; from her Mars looking red rock canyons, to her abundance of petroglyphs, to her majestic mountain ranges and her stunning night skies – she’s the ultimate destination for the raddest of road-trips and I am here to help guide you throughout this astonishing state, […]

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