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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Water Purifiers for Travelers

If you want to be a responsible traveler, the first step is one of the easiest: get a water purifier. If you are buying bottled water all the time as you travel around the world, you are a walking environmental disaster.
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Traveling Through Burma, Bohemia, Tasmania, and the Deep South

We took a little break on Perceptive Travel last month with new material and instead did a retrospective with five “best travel writing” award winners from the past year and a half. Now we’re back with stories from near and far.
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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands – Prana

There are a few travel and outdoor gear brands out there that skew heavily to women because they make yoga wear, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty to offer both sexes. That’s especially true for Prana (or as they
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How to Get Around Spirit Air’s Baggage Extortion

Spirit Airlines is the airline that seems to invite everyone to hate it, partly because of doublespeak press releases that accompany every customer-unfriendly move. Here’s the one they put up at the beginning of the decade when first announcing new bag
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5 Ways to Get Great Deals on Travel Gear

Do you hate paying retail for luggage, travel gear, or outdoor adventure clothing? Well it’s easy to avoid that if you get your timing right and follow a few simple strategies. Long-time readers know that I founded and ran a site