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Travel Gift Ideas

November 27, 2019 17 Comments »

Travel gift ideas

I really hate excess and stuff…unless of course said stuff helps me travel in some way! I know that you are bombarded by Holiday shopping lists already – Black Friday, Cyber Monday…blah. But I understand that unlike me, most of you do actually shop for the holidays – so I’ve put together a small list […]

Essential Hiking Gear: An Easy-To-Use Guide For Any Hike

November 1, 2019 8 Comments »

essential hiking gear

There are many kinds of hiking–day hikes, multi-day hikes, long distance hiking, circuit hiking, pilgrimages, tramping, bushwalking, trekking, and more. I’ve done and enjoyed them all. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of practice at packing the perfect hiking gear for the specific hike I’ve got planned. This guide will help you put together […]

My Favorite Travel and Hiking Gear of 2018

November 20, 2018 2 Comments »

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It’s my favorite time of the year – the holiday season! When I was younger I was loco about the holidays, and even though that has subdued as an adult, I still love the smells, sounds, food, family, friends, and love around the holiday season. Each year around this time I write about travel gear […]

Packing for India’s Monsoon Season

September 6, 2018 4 Comments »

india packing list monsoon season

It was as if I had walked into a brick wall. It startled me and I rocked back a couple of steps until I could get my feet underneath me again. The thick wall of heat and humidity that is India in August is real, and it will knock you on your ass. I wondered […]

Ottsworld 2017 Eagle Creek Holiday Giveaway

November 28, 2017 2 Comments »

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THE 2017 HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Get ready to travel in 2018 with this great gear from Ottsworld and Eagle Creek!  It’s easy to enter the giveaway – however you do need to be a resident of the United States and 18 years old or older to enter. The giveaway is open to enter […]

My Best Gear For Travel

November 28, 2017 1 Comment »

best gear for travel

If you read my blog then you probably like to travel and likely have a trip or two planned for 2018! Remember how Underdog comes in to save the day? Well that’s what this post is all about. As you plan for your upcoming travels in 2018 this post will give you some great ideas […]

The Essential Camino de Santiago Packing List

May 9, 2017 10 Comments »

The Camino de Santiago is the ultimate epic hike.  It’s an ancient pilgrimage route to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.  There are dozens of routes that lead from all part of Europe to Santiago de Compostela. However, the most popular route is the Way of Saint […]

How to Pack for an Antarctica Cruise

March 14, 2017 12 Comments »

Antartica Packing List

If you are going to the bottom of the world, one would think you are simply packing the warmest stuff you can find – but there’s much more to an Antarctica packing list than warm clothes! I’ve been to Antarctica twice now, and each time I was surprised to find out the weather wasn’t as […]

Don’t Leave for New Zealand Without These 4 Things

March 2, 2017 11 Comments »

New Zealand packing essentials

I could hear him talking, but my mind kept going elsewhere. My eyelids felt heavy and locked shut like magnets. Then something about a ozone hole rang through my brain and jolted my eyelids back open. Craig was telling me about why I needed to wear sunscreen in New Zealand, but the only thing on […]