Arc'teryx Soria Long-Line Bra

Arc’Teryx Soria Long Line Bra and Essent High-Rise Short for a Variety of Adventures

By Jill | July 1, 2022

There’s often confusion about what constitutes “the best” activewear or work-out gear, and while plenty of excellent arguments can be made for clothing that’s breathable, anti-bacterial, or that wicks sweat away from your body—the real answer is that the best gear is what works for you.   Lately, I’ve been testing out the Arc’teryx Soria…

Velous Footwear Oceanside Flip

Recovery Comfort with Velous Footwear Oceanside Flip

By Jill | June 24, 2022

Whether I’m at home or away, active adventures and workouts can leave me with tired feet. When I’m on the road, I often bring small massage balls to relieve some of the soreness afterwards. But my usual routine is to ignore them and press on.   Recently, I’ve been testing out the Velous Footwear Oceanside…

Eagle Creek Tarmac XE 2-Wheel International Carry On

Pack for Travel with Eagle Creek Tarmac XE 2-Wheel International Carry On

By Jill | June 17, 2022

There used to be a time when I didn’t mind checking a bag when I was flying somewhere. My bag usually showed up on time after the flight landed, locks weren’t cut, things weren’t missing—all features I expected. But in more recent years, I’ve experienced more instances when a checked bag had to be delivered…

Herschel Chapter Carry On Travel Kit

Keep it all Together with Herschel Chapter Carry On Travel Kit

By Jill | June 10, 2022

Despite the many wonders of travel, the actual airport/airplane experience is among my least-favorite elements of going on a trip. I know I’m not alone. While I’m not going to ground myself just because I’d rather get that part over already, I do try to streamline my air experience so I can get through it…

Mountain Hardwear Trail Sender Short

Keep it Light with Mountain Hardwear Women’s Trail Sender Short

By Jill | June 3, 2022

Whether your plans are far-flung or close to home, hiking long or short distances, under the summer sun or in a tropical rain forest—lightweight shorts with great pocket space are appreciated by all travelers.   On my pre-summer adventures, I’ve been testing out the Mountain Hardwear Women’s Trail Sender Short. It’s the brand’s lightest trail…

Icebreaker Women's ZoneKnit Merino Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Icebreaker Women’s ZoneKnit Merino Short Sleeve T-Shirt for Outdoor Adventures

By Jill | May 27, 2022

In light of a lot of upcoming travel opportunities, I’m refreshing my spring/summer clothing options for outdoor adventures. Because I pack light, I like pieces that perform well, but that can always be used for other parts of my trip without looking too out of place.   I recently tested out the Icebreaker Women’s ZoneKnit…

Prana Halle Short II

Prana Halle Short II Is a Key Short for Summer

By Jill | May 20, 2022

Summer isn’t summer without shorts. Sure, perhaps you wear them year-round, but for others the annual switch from pants to shorts in wardrobes are cause for celebration. Plus, shorts are travel essentials in many destinations.   You may recall that a few months ago, I reviewed the Prana Halle Jogger II pants and placed them…

Outdoor Research Vantage Bralette

Comfortable for Adventure: Outdoor Research Women’s Vantage Bralette

By Jill | May 13, 2022

Bras can provide a necessary service, but bras that don’t breathe well or wick sweat are more than irritating, especially when you need to move on an adventure, are working out indoors, or are just walking around the block. Even if you get all your other clothing items right for the adventure, a bad bra…

Patagonia Tadra Tank

Adventure on with Patagonia Women’s Tadra Tank Top and Maipo Rock Crops

By Jill | May 6, 2022

Now that spring has settled in and summer is around the corner, a lot of travelers are starting to think about refreshing their warm-weather travel wardrobe. The same goes for me. I did a major closet cleaning in December, and while I have plenty of gear to see me through seasons, I usually need just…

Duer No Sweat Everyday Pant

Casual Style with Duer Women’s No Sweat Everyday Pant

By Jill | April 29, 2022

Those long flights, train trips, bus rides, and auto road trips are much easier when you’re comfortable. And while I’m not one to tell others whether they should wear pajamas in public, I’m more likely to err on the side of comfort vs. dressy on my voyages. But comfort doesn’t have to be pajamas and…