Birkenstock Boston | Practical Travel Gear 2

Birkenstock Boston

By Tim Guill | December 3, 2015

We’ve seen Birkenstocks for decades now, and if you’re anything like me you didn’t quite understand the fascination – until now. Ever since I got my first pair completely subscribe to the obsession. To start with, my Boston Birkenstocks are ridiculously comfortable. I mean, wear-all-day-while-traveling and feel-like- I’m-on-a-cloud comfortable. The shoe is intended to replicate…


Icebug Juniper-L RB9X GTX Boots

By Jill | November 27, 2015

In the outdoor gear world, studded gear (like shoes and tires) gets a certain amount of respect. Traction in wet and slippery conditions is extremely important, and while studded gear may look badass (as opposed to pretend badass in the general clothing world), it also allows us to get a grip. But unless you spend…

Birkenstock Gizeh | Practical Travel Gear 2

Birkenstock Gizeh

By Tim Guill | November 25, 2015

The Birkenstock Gizeh is an iconic sandal that has a loyal fanbase reason. Not only are Birkenstocks exceptionally designed, they are also something of a timeless fashion statement. Extremely comfortable and versatile, they are my default airport shoe as the thong design makes it easy to slip on and off my feet. I also make…

Nau Down Shirt and Synner Cape | Practical Travel Gear 1

Nau Down Shirt and Synner Cape

By Jill | November 13, 2015

Do you love the idea of a down jacket, but not always the execution? Do you think insulated jackets make you look like the Michelin Man? The problem may not be all down jackets, but only their construction. Take a look at two different styles of jacket by Nau: the Down Shirt and the Synner…

ExOfficio Round Trip Jacket for women | Practical Travel Gear

ExOfficio Round Trip Jacket for women

By Amy | November 10, 2015

When I travel, I always bring a roller bag and a carry-on backpack or tote, and I don’t want to also pack a smaller purse or day pack for the relatively few items I need on me during non-travel days. The Exofficio Round Trip Jacket is absolutely perfect for those ‘in-between’ times. I can wear…

Timberland Men's Galehead Light Insulated Jacket | Practical Travel Gear

Timberland Men’s Galehead Light Insulated Jacket

By Ramsey | November 9, 2015

This soft-shell, insulated jacket is comfortable and warm without being too stuffy. The Men’s Galehead jacket from Timberland is designed to be lightweight and loose-fitting while still being comfortable and easy to zip up in cool weather.

La Sportiva Saturn Hoody | Practical Travel Gear

La Sportiva Saturn Hoody

By Jill | November 6, 2015

Winter comes sooner than we think, and before we know it, everything’s all icy and snowy and you have to shovel the drive every day. Or, perhaps you live somewhere that doesn’t get that kind of weather, but you still plan ski trips during the winter season. Regardless, it can’t hurt to have a cozy…

Aventura Avila Top | Practical Travel Gear

Aventura Avila Top

By Jill | October 30, 2015

I’m somewhat of a Plain Jane when it comes to my travel wardrobe. Unless I’m on a luxury adventure or attending an industry conference (aside from Outdoor Retailer), my clothing choices are usually T-shirts, jeans or comfortable pants, simple skirts, and shoes with very little heel (if at all). Every once in a while, a…

Icebreaker Crush Pants | Practical Travel Gear

Icebreaker Crush Pants

By Jill | October 16, 2015

Do you wear sweats when you travel, or do they make you feel like a slob? Some claim that dressing up when you’re flying can often score you choice upgrades. Others prefer being comfortable on long-haul trips, and as long as they’re appropriately covered, who cares what they’re wearing? I fall between the two camps.…

Fall Travel Dresses and Accessories from Aventura | Practical Travel Gear 1

Fall Travel Dresses and Accessories from Aventura

By Amy | October 6, 2015

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 pack less in my bag for…