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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
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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: SteriPEN

When I’ve raved about my favorite travel gear brands on here before, it’s been about clothing, shoes, and luggage. When it comes to SteriPEN though, I’m not just raving about a product that’s fashionable or rugged. I’m a big fan because
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10 Gear Gifts Under $20 for the Traveler on Your List

Want to know what gift to get a frequent traveler that will be appreciated? But you don’t want to spend a fortune or take a chance they’ve already got it? These practical travel gear gifts and gadgets will come in handy
Using a water purifier for sustainable travel

What Does It Take to Be an Eco-Friendly Traveler?

I have been writing about eco-friendly travel since back when I was doing magazine stories pre-internet. All along on this blog I’ve done regular rants on the evils of single-use plastic water bottles that mostly end up in our waterways. So
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5 Gear Ideas for Packing Better and Lighter

I go on the road with a lot of different kinds of bags. Sometimes I know I can check one so I’m not all that careful about it, but on any trip I can travel with just a carry-on if I