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    Gifts For Travelers

    Buying gifts for travelers in your life can be difficult. Mainly because what they really want (airplane tickets) is usually out of most people’s budget. But with a bit of creativity, you can find the perfect present that is both memorable and useful, too. Check out some of our favorite gifts from Amazon and Etsy […] More

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    Best Hammock For Camping And Lounging

    Nothing says relaxation quite like a hammock. Maybe you’re taking a cat nap. Perhaps you’re snuggled up with a good book. Or maybe a hammock is your bed for the night after a long day of backpacking. Regardless of how you’re using your hammock, you’ll need a high-quality, durable product that will support your body […] More

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    Sydney Is Simply Stunning

    Sydney is Australia’s largest city. Its urban area spans 651 square miles, including the 10 square mile city center. It is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with over 250 languages spoken. One third of its nearly 5,000,000 inhabitants were born overseas. Sydney has one of the largest and best protected harbors in the world. […] More

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    Best Hydration Packs

    You love the outdoors. What will it be this week? Camping, hiking, cycling, climbing, or running? When you’re on-the-go, it’s important to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water prevents overheating, keeps muscles loose to avoid cramping, and prevents you from becoming dizzy and lightheaded. Rather than having to lug around a heavy water bottle on […] More

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    Best Camp Kitchen

    The weather is warming up and you’re feeling the call of the great outdoors. What will it be? A trip to the beach, an outing in the park, or a camping trip surrounded by nature? Whatever the adventure, you’ll want to be well-equipped to prepare and cook in comfort and style rather than hunched over […] More

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    Best Travel Camera

    Back in 2010, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Europe with a group of high school classmates. As a 15-year-old student, I didn’t own a camera and was gifted a cheap digital camera for the trip. Unfortunately, while I remember most of the beautiful architecture, I have absolutely no photos to prove it […] More

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    Fat Bikes Thrive On Snow

    Fat bikes, with tires up to 5″ wide, first originated as vehicles for Iditarod support teams. The extra wide, low pressure tires combined with light weight aluminum or titanium frames allowed the bikes to literally float over the snow. Since then fat biking has spread to riding in river beds, on beaches, and across trackless […] More

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    Best Hiking Poles

    “Take a hike,” someone says. To anyone else, that’s an insult, but to you, that is an invitation to adventure! If you are a frequent hiker or someone who wants to enjoy a nice walk in the outdoors with some added stability and security, you just might want a great set of hiking poles at […] More

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    Best Camera Tripod

    If you’re serious about taking great photos, then it’s essential to own a tripod. Whether you’re going on a trip or just taking some family photos, you don’t want to end up with fuzzy images from a shaking hand. A tripod gives you the added ability to achieve angles and impressive close-ups that you couldn’t […] More

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    Why A Home Exchange?

    My wife and I did our first home exchange 4 years ago. Since then, we have been willing participants in about 20 others. Last summer we did 6 home exchanges. We went more places and had more fun than any other summer in memory. Why would anyone do a home exchange? Here are a few […] More

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    Best Passport Holder

    So, you’re traveling! Are you planning to keep your identity secure while you travel? Of course, you are! You need a simple and secure way to keep your passport, charge cards, cash, and keys safe while you travel. That being said, you aren’t going carry a safe strapped to your back. This is where a […] More

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    Best Packable Down Jackets

    We all know the dilemma. It’s cold outside in the morning, but it warms up later in the day, and you find yourself sweating in your fleece jacket that you just swore you would need. Whether you’re a commuter who needs just a bit more warmth on the bus or train in the morning, or […] More

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    What Is Ecotourism?

    The International Ecotourism Society says ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” Its goal is to unite conservation, communities, and sustainable travel.  Those who implement and participate in ecotourism should adhere to the following principles: Minimize impact. Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. Provide positive […] More

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    Best Travel Mug

    Whether you need a supply of warm coffee to kick-start your day, a cold glass of water to help you stay hydrated, or a refreshing caffeinated soda to help you stay awake, you want a quality travel mug to keep your drink piping hot or icy cold. There are a lot of different mugs to […] More

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    10 Best Ethical Destinations

    Ethical Traveler is a nonprofit advocacy group located in Berkley, California that advises travelers on how to use “economic power to strengthen human rights and protect the environment.” Executive Director and founder Jeff Greenwald says, “Where we choose to put our footprints has economic and political reverberations that reach far beyond our personal experience. By ‘voting with our […] More

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