2022 Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler, Hiker, or Adventurer
Outdoor Gear / Travel Gear

2022 Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler, Hiker, or Adventurer

Finding the perfect gift for a traveler or outdoorsy person can be tough, especially since plane tickets and high-end outdoor gear can be pricey. Most of my picks are under $200, including some great finds under $50. I’ve gear tested all of these and use them during my travels. Happy shopping and adventuring! Be a … Continue reading

Fun Summer Finds – 12 Things for Travel and Outdoors
Outdoor Gear / Travel Gear

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