Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System
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Crazy Cap 2: A Portable Water Purification System

I found this water purifier on the go at Outdoor Retailer in January.  I originally got it to gear test during a trip to Panama, but with the coronavirus outbreak and flu running rampant, I decided to start using it as my travel water bottle on my recent trip to San Antonio. If you’ve ever … Continue reading

A Day at Outdoor Retailer:  Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year
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A Day at Outdoor Retailer: Sneak Peek at Gear Coming Out This Year

When you’re one of 20,000 attendees scouring the more than 1,000 vendors for the latest and greatest products that will be coming out in 6-8 months, a day at Outdoor Retailer is exhilarating and maddening at the same time.  I’m always on the hunt for cool travel and outdoor gear to feature in my annual … Continue reading

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler, Hiker and Adventurer
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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler, Hiker and Adventurer

If you’re still searching for a great gift for a traveler or outdoorsy adventurer, here are my picks this holiday season.  I’ve road tested every item and, in some cases, are always in my bag.  I’m sharing my pics for travel fashion, bags and cool go gear.  Most things you can find on Amazon or … Continue reading

Travel Purse You Can Wear 4 Ways
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Travel Purse You Can Wear 4 Ways

My travel gear, whether functional or fashionable, has to be versatile. On my recent trip to Switzerland and Paris I carried a purse that can be worn four ways. You can wear it as a crossbody, wristlet, shoulder bag or waist bag. I like to always have a smaller purse when I travel for just … Continue reading

I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike
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I Fell in Love with Royal Robbins Clothes in One Hike

Recently I got to trail test an outfit from Royal Robbins on an incredible hike in Yosemite National Park, the place where the brand started. Royal Robbins uses #BeyondtheMap hashtag on social media and this hike was certainly that. Our small group headed out with two guides from the Yosemite Conservancy. The exact connection of … Continue reading