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solo_travels I get asked (quite often) from people who follow my travels, why it is I circle back to summer on Isle Royale annually. People seem to have very strong opinions about it.
My only answer is this: While I think it's great to constantly go somewhere new, I encourage others to do it and try to do so myself--I think the point of travel is to just be in motion, to commune with nature, meet people whose lives otherwise would never have entwined with yours, literally absorb sights your eyes may never cross again, committing the images to your memory, and letting all of that culminate into spiritual, mental, and physical growth for you as a person. That takes time. Time spent in a place that centers you. I believe all travelers are on a quest to find "that centering place" for themselves. I'm just one of the lucky ones who found that coming right out of the gate. So I'll keep going for as long as I need to.

Plus: Isle Royale is the only lover I've ever had. It's where I met and fell in love with...myself. And she still gives me butterflies. Still.
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Normal This Beauty Jake Desotelle
hockey_beast01 Can't wait to go to isle royale this summer it's awesome #isleroyale 1w

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designmaki My awesome wife found me this sweet #boardgame ! #thriftfinds #isleroyale #isleroyalenationalpark #1983 1w

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X-Pro II Hillary
hillz1028 Isle Royale purchase no. 2. It was a biggin'. #hiking #isleroyale 2w

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schigs Nalgene, you tease me everyday...three more months... #isleroyale #kayaktrip #expedition #wanderlust #imcrazy #nature 2w

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walknwander (Insert Woody the Woodpecker sound here)
#isleroyale #backpacking #wildlife #adventure #goexplore
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  •   afet24 Ahhhh I love woodpeckers!!! 2w

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walknwander Happiness through hardship #isleroyale #backpacking 2w

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2w afet24
Hudson Alex

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farrahjulin Registered to go to camp's 100 year celebration. Don't know how I'll get there, but I'll be there! #tbt #isleroyale 2w

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marslarson So hyped on this.. reliving my experience on isle royale right now and it feels oh so good. #isleroyale #michigan #fiftylakesoneisland georgedesort #independentfilm about venturing out into the great wild alone, something I know all too well. 2w

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walknwander Daisy Farm...the first time I felt genuinely relaxed #isleroyale 3w

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solo_travels Mailing my job acceptance forms back into the winter office, BC I SUMMER ON ISLE ROYALE. It's just what I do. It's who I am. 3w

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