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Ten Essential Things to Take on Holiday [Sponsored Post]

Date: September 28th, 2012 | No Comments

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When you’re planning your holiday it’s easy to get lost in all the excitement; reading the guidebooks, organizing everyone, finishing off all your work! With so much going on it can be easy to forget the essentials and the things that just make traveling a lot easier. With that in mind we look a

Gear Review: SteriPEN Traveler 3-in-1 UV Water Purifier

Date: January 4th, 2012 | 1 Comment

I know shouldn’t let the fact that the SteriPEN Traveler 3-in-1 lights up like some kind of lava lamp drive my review – because, really, that’s just a fun bonus. The tool has to work, and work easily, or no number of bells and whistles is going to make up for the space it takes up in your pack.

SteriPEN doesn’t need my endorsement to let you know that its UV water purifiers work. You can read the scientific information

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 the Techie Traveler

Date: November 23rd, 2011 | 11 Comments

Looking for a gift for that technology-loving traveler on your gift list? Well look no further because this list gives you plenty of ideas for that tech loving family member or friend.

Compared to coming up with gifts for the backpacker or round-the-world traveler, I think finding gifts for the tech-savvy traveler is the easiest because there is always some new technological device out on the market that makes traveling easier an

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

Brooks-Range Cirro Jacket

Date: May 13th, 2011 | No Comments

Brooks-Range Cirro Jacket – lightweight, synthetic mountaineering jacket

This is a guest review by Zac Robinson.

It has been a wet spring here in Utah.  With snowfall totaling over 700″ for the season, it looks like it will be easy for those folk who want to try to lay some ski tracks every single month of the year. Unfortunately, I packed the skis into the basement a few months ago and dug out th

Humangear GoToob Travel Bottles

Date: May 11th, 2011 | No Comments

Humangear GoToob Travel Bottles – carry-on approved travel bottles

GoToobs have revolutionized travel toiletry bottles. I’ve been using Nalgene Travel Bottles for years, but I am tempted to crossover to the GoToob. Main thing I liked about these bottles is that unlike the Nalgene bottles they are squeezable. You can get that list bit of shampoo out of a GoToob without elaborate pounding rituals.

A large opening makes these bottles easy to fil

Nalgene Travel Bottle Kit

Date: May 10th, 2011 | No Comments

Nalgene Travel Bottle Kit – leakproof and break-resistant travel bottles

The economical Nalgene Travel Bottle Kit is perfect for packing and organizing shampoo, lotion, body wash, vitamins, and other travel essentials. Made from heavyduty polyethylene, these bottles are as rugged as their popular Nalgene water bottles.

The kit includes six guaranteed leakproof bottles (some which fit the two independent dispenser caps) and two storage jars not intended for liquids but great for things lik

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.

GoLite says it best, “

Water Purification Systems For Travel

Date: April 19th, 2011 | 3 Comments

In honor of the upcoming Earth Day on April 22, we will be featuring eco-friendly travel gear and tips on choosing Earth friendly gear all week on Travel Gear Blog like how to choose eco-friendly travel gear.

Who says you can’t drink the water in a foreign country? With water filtration systems for travel, you can feel confident drinking the water while you travel and help reduce plastic bottle waste.

Having safe drinkin