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What Tech Gear Should You Bring on a Round the World (RTW) Trip?

Date: December 16th, 2011 | No Comments

With all the restrictions on flying these days, figuring out what kind of tech gear to pack when heading out of town is problematic for many. Nearly every airline charges for checking bags, so traveling light has become very popular for many. But what about those who are planning a round the world trip? What should long-term travelers think about when packing for a RTW trip?

As with anythin

Travel Gear Holiday Gift Guide

Date: November 23rd, 2011 | 11 Comments

The holiday season is upon us. To some that means nothing but joyous nights spent making gingerbread cookies, tying ribbon around your gorgeously wrapped presents, watching classics like A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, and sitting around the fire with a cup of spiked eggnog.

But for some of us the holidays are a bit more stressful. The holidays mean racing around town and battling the crowd

Gift Ideas For Backpackers

Date: November 23rd, 2011 | 10 Comments

Backpacking and adventure travelers are pretty easy to please when it comes to holiday gifts. All you need to do is get them a shiny new piece of gear and you’re sure to see a smile when they open their gift. You pretty much can’t go wrong with a durable waterproof camera, a couple of compression sacks, or the latest in ultralight backpacking gear.

If all else fails you can always get th

Stocking Stuffers For Travelers

Date: November 23rd, 2011 | 4 Comments

Get started on your holiday shopping early this year. For all those travelers on your shopping list, we have made it easier on you and thought of plenty of practical and creative gift ideas that are small enough to fit in a stocking.

From practical items like headlamps and Swiss Army Knives to more fun items like ultralight hammocks, travel clotheslines, and a game of Rubber Neckers, we have thought of something fo

Best Eco-Friendly Backpacks and Bags For Travel

Date: April 21st, 2011 | No Comments

Way to much of what gets made ends up in the trash. By buying gear made from recycled materials, we not only reduce the amount of wasted headed to the landfill, but we reduce the amount of raw materials needed to make a new product. Buying products made from recycled materials is also a statement to these companies that eco-friendly products are important to us.

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Travel Camera Cases

Date: November 17th, 2010 | 3 Comments

225422799_e41ef391e6Since travel and photography so often come together, finding a good travel camera case that will protect your expensive equipment on the road is essential. Whether you need a heavy duty hard suitcase for all a durable waterproof case for your point and shoot, there are a huge variety of different camera travel cases out there. Read more

50 Gifts Under $50 for Travelers

Date: November 15th, 2010 | 20 Comments

It would seem that most people who enjoy the outdoors and traveling are gadget people. No matter what it is; a new waterproof bag or a high tech GPS watch, they love it all. As such, shopping for these types of people can be hard because they probably already have the latest and greatest of everything.

So, what do you get the traveler who has everything? Below is a list o

The Best Ski Goggles

Date: October 20th, 2010 | 1 Comment

335265710_4c4983aad9If you’re planning on hitting the slopes this winter, investing in a good pair of ski goggles is a definite must. Ski goggles are much more than a fashion statement; goggles protect your eyes from damaging UV light, shade your eyes from the sun’s intense reflection off the snow, and keep your eyes safe from branches, twigs, and ice chunks when sailing through the trees,

Goggles also prevent your eyes from tearing keepin

Fleece Jackets

Date: October 15th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Fleece Jackets – the perfect mid layer

On the hunt for a fleece jacket? We want to help you pick out the perfect fleece jacket. This guide will help you understand more about what to look for in fleece jackets and why you need one.

Fleece jackets are an invaluable piece of outdoor gear. They are warm, soft, and comfortable jackets that make good insulators and breathe well during aerobic activity. Fleece jacket

Best Travel Hammocks

Date: October 13th, 2010 | 4 Comments

Best Travel Hammocks – lightweight, compact, and portable travel hammocks

Ever since spending a few nights at Rocking J’s Hammock Hostel in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, I have been totally stoked on hammocks. Until then I had only been in those old school American styled rope hammocks – you know those ones that look like a fishing net and dig uncomfortably into your back.

Well it turns out that there are several companies ou