Fun Summer Finds – 12 Things for Travel and Outdoors
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Fun Summer Finds – 12 Things for Travel and Outdoors

I’m always on the search for innovative products for the outdoors and travel that are multi-functional and packable. These are some fun summer finds I’ve recently discovered. Be a Bandit with a Better Bandana I instantly fell in love with Bandits Bandanas when I found them on Instagram. Each bandana features designs created by artists … Continue reading

Road Trip Travel Must Haves: ORCA Walker Tote Softside Cooler and 22 Ounce Hydra
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Road Trip Travel Must Haves: ORCA Walker Tote Softside Cooler and 22 Ounce Hydra

I gear tested the ORCA Walker Tote and Hydra on a road trip through northern Kansas and Central Nebraska. Both of them are now part of my summer travel necessities. Founded in Nashville in 2012, ORCA stands for Outdoor Recreation Company of America. The cooler tote is perfect for road trip, especially since it’s lightweight. … Continue reading

A Day at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2022
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A Day at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2022

A day at Outdoor Retailer means back-to-back meetings with brands for me as I search for innovative outdoor and travel gear. Priorities for me are multi-functional, sustainability, durability, compactability, and price. I also like to find fun products that would make great selections for my Holiday Gift Guide, which I road test every item. Acteev … Continue reading

Zeal Optics Nucla Plant-Based Sunglasses Blend Performance and Style
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Zeal Optics Nucla Plant-Based Sunglasses Blend Performance and Style

If you want a pair of performance shades with a stylish look, the Zeal Optics Nucla ($149.00) are it. The polarized sunglasses come in black, plum, tortoise, and ocean. I got the color Ocean with Horizon Blue lens. While trekking to Everest Base, I became a mega fan of these shades. I didn’t have to … Continue reading

Outdoor Research Hoodie and Jacket are the Perfect Cold Weather Combo
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Outdoor Research Hoodie and Jacket are the Perfect Cold Weather Combo

I’m now an Outdoor Research mega fan. It’s because of a hoodie and jacket. I became a fan of Outdoor Research after gear testing their sensor vigor lightweight gloves that are smartphone compatible in December. I featured the gloves in my 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. I liked them so much I got the midweight sensor … Continue reading