Shalee BlackmerContributing Writer

Shalee Blackmer<span class="wpmtp-job-title">Contributing Writer</span>
Shalee Blackmer - The Awesome Mitten
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Michigan girl born and raised. My name is Shalee and I love anything outdoors that includes adventure and fun. I am currently working on my Advertising degree at Michigan State University and am expected to graduate in May of 2016. In my free time I love to explore, travel, eat and go hiking. Some people call me crazy because I love to sit on the edge of cliffs.
I run my own travel-based website named, where I bring my readers with me on all my crazy adventures around Michigan and beyond. My favorite thing about writing is the connection I gain with others through stories. I’m unsure what my future holds, but I’m making the most of life while I can!
Hello! I am Shalee Blackmer, an adventurer, writer and travel blogger who enjoys anything that includes adrenaline and maybe a little risk. I grew up in the small mid-Michigan town of Mecosta and love to explore my home state. Camping, hiking, wakeboarding and swimming are just some of my favorite activities. During the summer, you can most likely find me in my hammock on the shore of Lake Michigan. "I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." -Henry David Thoreau