Travel Gear Blog News 08/30/2010
Technology Leads More Park Visitors Into Trouble – NYTimes.com
Today, as an ever more wired and interconnected public visits the parks in rising numbers — July was a record month for visitors at Yellowstone — rangers say that technology often figures into such mishaps.
Calling China from Your Mobile With Gmail
Free in-country calls and dirt cheap internationals, video conferencing and text features – Google Voice is stepping in on Skype territory.
Gear For a Year at The Clymb
Enter to win 12 consecutive monthly gift cards at The Clymb!
The Associated Press: What recession? US outdoor gear makers ‘buoyant’
Despite an economy hammered by recession, sales have doubled every year for a tiny New Hampshire company that makes tents of all things.
Safe Mosquito Repellents for Travelers – WanderGear Wednesday – Wanderlust and Lipstick
I had the opportunity in Papua New Guinea to test out a couple of natural safe mosquito repellents.
Imitate Your Favorite Photographers on Your iPhone | The Outside Blog
You've all seen the apps that will stylize your photos and give them that nineties-era cross-processed look, the dark vignetted corners, or the American Apparel Lomo look. But here is a way to combine iPhone apps to shoot in the style of some of Outside's favorite photographers.
Backcountry.com: The Goat » Blog Archive » Automatic Lace Shoes
The interents all a twitter about the Nike patent filing for an ‘automatic lacing system.’ The patent was filed last year but it took awhile for news to hit the interwebs.
JetBlue and Gadling are giving away two All You Can Jet passes | Gadling.com
The JetBlue "All You Can Jet" unlimited flight pass has come and gone. But we teamed up with JetBlue to send two lucky winners on one month of unlimited flights anywhere JetBlue flies. That's right – you can win your very own AYCJ pass.
It is an axiom of family travel that that which works at home does not always work on the road. No one wants to buy an extra stroller just for travel.
Barefoot Craze | Gear Review | Gear Junkie
After decades of product development and marketing hype, footwear companies are doing 180s to drop features like gel pockets, air pumps, and arch support in favor of “barefoot-style” shoes.
Field Tested: Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz | The Outside Blog
Resembling a Whopper, a single kickbutt ball contains 38-calories, 40 mg of caffeine and a bunch of B vitamins.
Petzl headlamp reviews: Tikka Plus 2 & e+LITE |
Headlamps are one of those pieces of gear that often gets overlooked among more sexy products like tents or breathable, waterproof jackets. But being able to see at night is not only convenient, but sometimes vital for survival.