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Camping Safety: What You Need To Have

Back in the 1930s an organization of climbers and outdoor adventures called The Mountaineers came up with a list of ten outdoor safety essentials. These Ten Essentials are recommended for safe travel in the backcountry and it is a good idea to have these items handy during any camping trip be it a weeklong backcountry excursion or a weekend car […]


Best New Travel Gear at the 2011 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show

I once again headed to the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, a twice yearly event showcasing the latest and greatest outdoor gear and apparel in the world. The trade show floor was bustling with more than 1000 exhibitors proudly displaying their new products and I weeded through the masses to scout out the best new travel gear before […]


5 Ski Accessories You Probably Don’t Need, But Want

The Huffington Post recently put together an article about the most ridiculous and excessive ski accessories on the market with items like diamond encrusted skis and an uber expensive helmet with fake dreads to crazy wheeled contraptions that clip onto your skis so you don’t have to carry them.


Best Yoga Bags and Accessories for Travel

Maybe you’re headed to a yoga retreat or maybe you use yoga to ease the stress of traveling – either way there are plenty of useful travel yoga accessories on the market. Your everyday yoga mat is probably too heavy and bulky for traveling so you will first want to pick up a travel yoga mat. Look for an eco-friendly […]


Sleds & Snow Toys – Not Just For Kids

The first snowfall brings out the kid in all of us. Growing up in Wisconsin, sledding was as common winter activity as ice fishing and packing into the pub to root for the Packers. My aunts and uncles would get totally carried away with finding the fastest sled and they would spray Pledge on the bottom of their saucers – […]


Travel Camera Cases

Since 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.


50 Gifts Under $50 for Travelers

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 […]


Best Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

Environmental responsibility and sustainability are important in Yogic philosophy, but ironically many yoga mats and accessories are made from toxic chemicals in a process that is very hazardous to the environment. Standard yoga mats are made from PVC, one of the most toxic forms of plastic from an environmental health perspective. Most people choose a standard yoga mat when they […]


The Best Helmet Cameras

How sweet would it be to capture your skiing, biking, kayaking and ziplining adventures on video from your point-of-view? Well now you can easily record your life’s adventures with a compact, wearable camcorder. These lightweight, durable, and water resistant helmet cameras are giving adventure travelers a new and easy way to record their worldwide adventures. Most helmet cameras are built […]