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Costa Salina Sunglasses

Costa Salina Sunglasses Combine Lifestyle With Performance

By Jill | April 22, 2022

Now that the sun is coming back into our lives from the shorter days of winter, it’s time to assess available eyewear. I’m pretty light sensitive, so I have a stash of sunglasses in many places: the car, the table in the foyer, my purse, and my shopping bag. There’s also a back-up collection of…

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MiiR Climate+ Tumbler

MiiR Climate+ Line Minimizes Environmental Impact

By Jill | April 15, 2022

News of climate change is all around, and many consumer goods companies are making their own changes to minimize their inherent impact on the planet. An excellent recent example of a new offering by an existing brand is the MiiR Climate+ line, which consists of a 12-ounce tumbler, 16-ounce tumbler, and 20-ounce wide-mouth bottle.  …

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Buff CoolNet UV Insect Shield

Buff CoolNet UV Insect Shield Is No Joke

By Jill | April 1, 2022

I promise, this is no April Fool’s post.   As many of us switch from winter to spring/summer activities, we find that we’re dodging insects in the outdoors. Buzzing around our ears and in our eyes. Biting our arms and our legs. Quite frankly, it bugs. Sure, there are sprays and zappers and even our…

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Prana Halle Jogger II

Prana Halle Jogger II Pants Are Just Right

By Jill | March 25, 2022

Despite having perfectly good travel pants that can handle a wide variety of occasions (comfortable enough to wear on the plane, stylish enough to wear in town, high-performance enough to wear on an adventure), I’m forever on the lookout for more. Pants that can do it all, or at least almost all, remind me of…

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Hydro Flask Slim Cooler Cup

Keep Your Drinks Cool with Hydro Flask 12-ounce Slim Cooler Cup

By Jill | March 18, 2022

There used to be a time when I’d tuck a koozy into my bag when traveling, because you never knew when you’d need one. Nowadays, they’ve become so ubiquitous that I can usually find one anywhere. The insulated sleeves designed to keep a can of beer or soda cool are perfectly low tech and easy…

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Swiftwick Flite XT Trail Socks

Swiftwick Flite XT Trail Socks Help You Reach Your Highest Peak

By Jill | March 11, 2022

I’m tired of adventure socks that slip and those that don’t dry quickly, so I recently ditched a bunch of them and made room for better socks in my drawer. I’m always happy to test out new socks, because I truly believe I’ll find my favorite—one that I’ll buy in a variety of colors and…

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Obermeyer Rayla Jacket

Teen Skiers Love Obermeyer Rayla Jacket and Jessi Pant

By Jill | March 4, 2022

At the beginning of each ski season, I dread checking my daughter’s closet to see if her ski outfit from the previous year still fits. Ski clothes are notoriously pricy, and growing children slough off each season’s outfits like they’re shedding skin. Some families rent ski clothes for children, or even hit ski swaps to…

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OluKai Laeʻahi Lī ʻIli

Sneaker Style with OluKai Laeʻahi Lī ʻIli

By Jill | February 18, 2022

Leather sneakers is the closest my husband, a certified beach dude, gets to dressing up. I think his dress shoes for his suit from our wedding are long gone. But when it comes down to it, we live a pretty laid-back life, so he’s never needed to wear those shoes again.   The absolute best…

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Fighting Eel Neoprene Pouch

Packing Style with Fighting Eel Neoprene Pouches

By Jill | February 11, 2022

When I’m traveling to warm-weather destinations, I often trade my leather and heavy canvas tote bags and pouches for lightweight cotton and neoprene. When I’m really on target with my planning, that gives me a great tote to haul around the things I need by day, and a pouch that serves as a bag-in-a-bag organizer…

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UTTy

Hang it All with UTTy Gear Management System

By Jill | February 4, 2022

Whether you’re traveling or at home, space to store your gear isn’t always a given. We don’t all have a gear shed in the backyard, extensive space in the garage, or even a spacious hotel room or tent. When it comes to managing sports and recreation equipment and organizing adventure clothing and gear, options can…

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