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Kevin Revolinski

Kevin Revolinski
Madison, WI

Kevin Revolinski's love for the outdoors came from frequentchildhood fishing trips and hikes in the woods of northern Wisconsin. He is the author of The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey, The Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison, and coauthor of The Best in Tent Camping: Wisconsin. He has written for Rough Guide guidebooks, and his articles and photography have appeared in a variety of publications including Chicago Tribune, Caribbean Travel and Life, Miami Herald, and the New York Times. He has lived abroad in several places including Turkey, Italy, Guatemala, and Panama, but currently makes camp back in the homeland in Madison, Wisconsin.

He also can be found at: theMadTraveler.com

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Recent Trekalong Posts By Kevin Revolinski

  • Travel Photo: Ortahisar in Cappadocia

    A full moon on the rise and snow-capped Mount Erciyes (Central Anatolia’s highest peak) beyond, but center stage here is the small fortress carved from a natural rock outcrop in […]

  • Children of Syria Photos

    Things aren’t going well in the Middle East, needless to say. ISIS is on the move bringing a violent political situation that could be more extreme than any we’ve seen […]

  • Cool Japanese Design: Oasis 21 in Nagoya

    On my first trip to Japan, the thing that impressed me most was the architecture. These weren’t just buildings with a nice touch; some of them were crazily unusual, stuff […]

  • Dancing the Night Away in Hue

    After a dinner of Hue’s famous pancakes, just outside the walls of the citadel, we were walking back along the Perfume River to our hotel. From a large concrete building, […]

  • Hiking Madison: Donald Park

      Another one of my favorite hikes near Madison is Donald Park. It’s included in my book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Madison, but I recently hiked there again and […]

  • Bangkok Backyard Birding: Bird Bath Waterslide

    I’ve posted a lot of bird photos before, both here on the blog and on the Mad Traveler website, and whenever I am in Thailand I like to set aside some time […]

  • Gaziantep: The Mother of all Mosaic Collections

    Back in 1998, while overnighting in Antakya, Turkey (Antioch!), I got up early before our afternoon bus into Syria — the setting for my worst travel illness experience ever — to go […]

  • Three Second Rule in Hue

    I am not squeamish about street food. I swear by it, generally speaking. The occasions I get rip-roaring sick I have usually traced back to a crappy “proper” restaurant; a […]

  • Travels of 2014: Looking Back

    A bus full of young Buddhist nuns in Yangon, Myanmar, one of my first stops for the year for an article on colonial architecture. In the northern hemisphere, the new […]

  • The Mad Traveler Reading List 2015

    NOTE: I have a lot of Amazon links here for those of you who like to shop there, but I am recommending Brilliant Books, based out of Traverse City, Michigan. […]


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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison, 3rd edition
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison, 3rd edition
Kevin Revolinski


It’s Time to Take a Hike in Madison, Wisconsin!

The best way to experience Madison is by hiking it. Get outdoors with local author and hiking expert Kevin Revolinski, with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

Take in the migrating birds and wetlands in Horicon Marsh. See the beautiful deer and prairie flowers in New Glarus Woods. Find peace along Rowan Creek, and glimpse trout flitting in the shadows. Mark the last advance of the glaciers in Kettle Moraine State Forest. Enjoy an easy stroll close to home, such as Picnic Point along Lake Mendota. Or challenge yourself on the 18-mile hike of the Ice Age Trail segment that climbs both 500-foot bluffs at Devil’s Lake State Park. With Kevin as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of Mad City’s best hikes!

Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Madison and the surrounding communities.



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Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin, 4th edition
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Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin, 4th edition
Kevin Revolinski


The definitive guide to tent camping in the Badger State.

Veteran outdoors writers Kevin Revolinski and Johnny Molloy have teamed up once again to update and improve the now full-color Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin. Camp in the evergreens at Brule River State Forest, then float and fish this famed river near Lake Superior. Or soak in the cool breezes of Lake Michigan at Rock Island. Hike up to a panoramic view in the shadow of the Wisconsin Dells at Devils Lake State Park. Hit the great north woods at Clam Lake.

Let Kevin and Johnny do the research, allowing you to spend your time having fun in Wisconsin’s outdoor vacationland. They put their considerable knowledge to work in penning and updating this collaboration that takes the reader to outdoor destinations that will quench their thirst for natural Wisconsin. Entries in this clear and concise guide include an enlightening description of each campground—so you won’t have any bad surprises. That way you can find the perfect place to pitch your tent, and then focus on relaxing or indulging in some of the nearby outdoor activities. Ratings for safety, scenery, and security help you make your choices.



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