PackTowl Nano Towel
Currently, I’m trying to teach a 6-year-old that using a napkin is much better than wiping her dirty and greasy hands on her clothing. And even though I remind her after seeing one wipe on the napkin per four wipes on her jeans, I know I often do the... Read more
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
Timberland Men’s Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses

The lenses of Timberland’s polarized Wayfarer sunglasses are neither round nor rectangular instead have a hybrid look that works well on a variety of faces

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Eagle Creek Tarmac Weekend Bag
Sometimes, you don’t need a wheelie suitcase to pack your gear in for vacation, even if that wheelie is carry-on size. If you’re a great packer or traveling only for a few days, you might be able to pull off a smaller bag. And why shouldn’t you? It’s far... Read more
Keen UNEEK Corded Sandal Shoes
In the footwear world, there are hundreds of “me too” styles for every one that’s truly innovative. A little tweak here, a little change there, but not much that’s really unique. Then something comes along that’s so different they have to call it…UNEEK. Are these shoes? Are they sandals?... 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
CamelBak Arete 18 Pack
The right daypack to bring along on vacation is sometimes an elusive beast. Go in the ultra-light direction, and you often lose comfort and space for everything you need to bring along. Head in the other direction, and sometimes you’ve just got a heavy pack and wish you didn’t... 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