Dan Hagen

I’m a guy from Chicago who travels as often as possible. It is my lifelong goal to see the world by train, foot, bicycle, and raft. I like open country roads, urban nightlife, good cuisine, local beer, alpine mountains, wild rivers, and lots of other badass shit. And I will write about it as often as I can.

Dare to Do by Sarah Outen

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My book review of an inspiring adventurer who circled the planet by bike, kayak, and rowboat. Read More


Denali National Park

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Two weeks of adventure in the park that changed my life forever.
Part 1: The Alpenglow of Denali
Part 2: Cycling Petersville Road
Part 3: Flightseeing with K2 Aviation


The 450 Tour: Cycling the Highways of Alaska

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My 450 mile bike tour from Seward to Valdez.
Part 1: The Seward Highway
Part 2: The Glenn Highway
Part 3: The Richardson Highway


Glacier Discovery by Packraft

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A weekend packrafting trip on the Portage and Placer Rivers. Read More


The Shores of Kodiak Island

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A rainy weekend cycling on the coast of Kodiak, Alaska. Read More


Parting Words on the Harding Icefield

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The end of my Alaskan adventure on the edge of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Read More


Autumn on the C&O Towpath

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Run a line. Take a swim. Get all out in it. Appalachia.
Rafting the Lower Yough
Cycling the C&O and Great Allegheny Passage


Harpers Ferry by Packraft

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Late summer packrafting trip on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. Read More


Paddling the Chicago River

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An afternoon river trip through the urban canyon of Downtown Chicago. Read More


Nashvegas and Mammoth Cave

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A Weekend in the Music City and Mammoth Cave National Park. Read More


The Street Art of Detroit

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Last winter, I rented a cruiser bike from my hostel and went on a self-guided art tour of the Murals in the Market and Heidelberg Project. Read More


Happy Holidays From Mexico

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Cave diving, Aztec ruins, cerveza, corn masa, wrestling, getting sick, losing and finding my own passport over Christmas and New Years. All worth it, of course.
Los Cenotes en la Riviera Maya
Lucha Libre Wrestling In Arena Mexico
Happy New Year from Mexico City


British Columbia

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The final leg of my 2015 trip through the Canadian West. Read More


The Canadian Rockies

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A 400k bicycle tour up the Icefields Parkway.
Part 1: Calgary to Canmore – A Shitty First Day
Part 2: The Columbia Icefield
Part 3: Descent to Jasper


The California Coast

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LA, San Fran, and everything in between.
Asian Cuisine of Orange County
Highway 1 Timelapse – Morro Bay to Pacifica


Juneau, Alaska

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A packrafting trip, brewery tour, and glacier hike all in one week.
Packrafting the Mendenhall River
An Alaskan Brewery Tour
Mendenhall Glacier Caves


The Greenbrier River Trail

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An early summer bike loop along the Greenbrier River Valley. Read More


Alone in New Orleans

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A decadent tour of the Crescent City. Read More


Dining in Montreal

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Exploring Montreal’s dining scene in the dead of winter. Read More


Summer in Appalachia

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Four weekends back to back in my home country.
Weekend 1: Cycling the Skyline Drive
Weekend 2: Return to the New River Gorge
Weekend 3: Bikerafting the Shenandoah
Weekend 4: Gauley Season!


Glacier National Park

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Five hard days of cycling and rafting through Montana’s spectacular alpine countryside.
Cycling the Going To The Sun Road
APA Roundup: Packrafting the Flathead North Fork


Oregon.

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Portland’s back yard is a fine place to ride. Read More


Packrafting the New River Gorge

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A weekend packrafting trip on one of our continent’s most ancient of rivers. Read More


Skiing Whitefish, Montana

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Three days of skiing the Big Mountain in January 2014. Read More


Summer Solstice in Alaska

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Three bike tours in the summer of 2012. I can’t even begin to describe that wilderness.
Cycling Denali Under the Midnight Sun
Last Minute Century on the Glenn Highway
Downpour on the Kenai Peninsula
What should I do in Alaska, Dan Hagen?


My Last Visit To Hot Doug’s

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Two weeks prior to its closing day, we braved a four hour line to Chicago’s most legendary gourmet sausage emporium. Read More


The East Race Waterway

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Paddling a sweet artificial whitewater run in South Bend, Indiana. Read More


Cycling Maui

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Ten days in Maui in August, 2013. I cycled around the island for the first six days, and spent the last four surfing, turtle watching, and drinking.
Day 1-3: Haleakala and West Maui Mountains
Day 4-5: The Road to Hana
Day 6-10: Upcountry and Kihei


Niagara by Jetboat

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The only safe and legal way to see the river from the river. Read More


One thought on “Dan Hagen

  1. Don Caterson

    Hey Dan. Finally got around to checking out your blog after talking to you on the eastbound Empire Builder back in July. Very cool. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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