Hike all day in La Sportiva Women’s Synthesis Mid Shoes

La Sportiva Synthesis Mid Shoes

Waterproof hiking shoes have come a long way from cumbersome, heavy boots to shoes that are actually comfortable. And that makes a difference when you’re packing and want to bring along versatile hikers that you can wear not only on the trail, but also after the long hiking day. While I was in Ladakh, my regular daily hikers were the …

Keep your water clean with MSR Guardian Purifier

MSR Guardian Purifier

If you keep your travels to destinations where you can trust the purity of water that comes from your hotel room tap, you have a pretty limited list of places to go. Once you open up the possibilities of traveling anywhere you want to go, not only is your worldview much richer, but you need to start thinking about things …

Sleep warm with Big Agnes Crosho UL-20 sleeping bag

Big Agnes Crosho UL -20

In some places across the globe, spring means warmer temperatures. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, it’s not spring at all—but fall. And in high altitudes, it can still be cold at night. So, when you’re traveling where you need to be concerned with staying warm at night (and are packing your own sleeping bag), temperature rating is a big deal. …