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The travel gear I couldn't kill

The Travel Gear I Couldn’t Kill

Wouldn’t it be nice if you bought a travel gear item for your adventures and no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t wear it out? Well, that photo above is from a trip to Oaxaca in 2014 and I still
Don't buy more clothing

Buy Quality Travel Clothing (Because Nobody Wants Your Cast-offs Anymore)

For decades, the used clothing that wealthy countries’ citizens cast off every week found ready buyers abroad. What Goodwill, Salvation Army, and the like couldn’t sell in their stores or give to the homeless, they would ship abroad by the ton
solar power gadgets for traveling

The Solar-Powered Adventure Traveler

A reader asked me back in 2008 if there was a way to travel around the world without ever plugging into a wall socket. The answer was “sort of” and it has not gotten much better since then, unfortunately. If you
Lowa shoes for travel and hiking

My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Lowa

Founded in 1923 in Europe and based in Germany, the Lowa footwear company still has Lowa Boots as its official name and website. You’ll see plenty of their hiking boot models out on the alpine trails of Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and
Oboz hiking boots in Kyrgyzstan

The Travel Gear That Hasn’t Let Me Down

When I went on my Nepal trek last year, there was a lot of travel gear carnage on the trail. Someone’s backpack strap broke. My hiking boots literally fell apart and had to be super-glued to make it through until the