Fall Travel Dresses and Accessories from Aventura
Aventura Clothing is one of my favorite women’s clothing brands for active women travelers. This eco-friendly brand offers a wide selection of organic cotton items that, season after season, prove to be both stylish and functional. Their pieces rarely wrinkle, pack down small, and most are versatile, meaning I can... Read more
Deuter Airlite 26L Backpack
I have an ongoing quest for the best all-round hiking daypack. I’ve found several contenders in the daypack category, the latest of which is the Deuter Airlite 26 SL. This women’s-specific backpack has a capacity of 26 liters, an ideal size for day hikes, touring, and travel days. It... Read more
Top women’s travel clothing accessory: Kavu Pretty Poncho
For every woman who has endured chilly airplane cabins, the Kavu Pretty Poncho is for you. This light, stylish poncho has become my go-to travel clothing accessory: it starts every journey with me on the plane, keeping me warm when the tiny overhead air conditioner blasts me unconditionally, then stows nicely... Read more
High Sierra Piranha Hydration Pack
There are so many hydration systems on the market these days, and sometimes, it feels like at least half of them are sitting in our garage. Each member of the family has his or her favorite for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking, preferences constantly changing based on the... Read more
ExOfficio Kukura Pant for Women
An all-round, versatile travel pant is crucial for my lifestyle. If you–like me–go from hiking and trekking to airport lounges and city tours, you need a pant you can pack and know it will be there for all situations. Enter the ExOfficio Kukura Pant. This pant is flattering, comfortable,... Read more
Fjallraven Duffel No.6
Sometimes you need carry-on luggage with wheels and a handle and laptop compartments, and sometimes, you simply need a tough, no-nonsense duffel. This is where the Fjallraven Duffel No.6 comes in. Bar none, this bag is the most rugged, sturdy, and strong I’ve ever used. The Duffel No.6 has... Read more
White Sierra fall travel clothing
It can be hard to find travel clothing that transitions well from summer to fall, and who wants to buy a new wardrobe for every season? White Sierra, a brand I’ve always appreciated for their affordability, has done a good job with their skirts and pants this year, with... Read more
Outdoor Research Aspire Pant and Kayak Gear Accessories
A few weeks ago, I wrote about three products that helped us out while backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail. This week, I’m back with some products that we loved using during a multi-day sea kayaking trip in Washington state. Like with backpacking, there’s not a lot of extra room... Read more
Sun King Pro Solar Powered Light
The Sun King Pro AN is a truly excellent camping lantern and charging device.  The orb-like light is durable, and attaches to (or can be removed from) a lightweight metal frame for ideal lighting in tents, RVs, campers, cabins, and any outdoor area, like a picnic table or porch.... Read more
Three practical Sea to Summit backpacking items
Last week, my 16-year-old son and I section-hiked through two Oregon wilderness areas of the PCT. Three Sea to Summit products definitely pulled their weight on the trip, and made our job as hikers easier. Pack Tap water container: My dad has an age-old water storage bladder with a... Read more