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BPA-free Water Bottles From Innate | Practical Travel Gear

BPA-free Water Bottles From Innate

By Tim Leffel | March 11, 2010

In a sea of water bottles it’s hard to stand out, but in my experience the ones from Innate are rugged and work well for travelers. With a kid and a personal trainer wife in the house, I have tried out more than my fair share of water bottles over the years. The Innate ones…

Give Others a "Glympse" of Your Travels | Practical Travel Gear

Give Others a “Glympse” of Your Travels

By JohnG | January 26, 2010

Ever wish, on a long road trip, that your family could know where you are and when you’ll be home—without making phone calls along the way? Or did you ever fly into a town, hop in a rent car and want to let someone know when you would arrive for a meeting? Now, you can…


8 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Gore-Tex

By Tim Leffel | November 5, 2009

I spent a couple days at the GORE-TEX headquarters last week for a blogger’s summit with people who cover gear for traveling, snowboarding, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, hiking, and more. It was the company’s plan to teach us how their stuff works, tell us about a new Experience More social network they’re launching, and…


Hilarious, Helpful “Pack ME” Notepad Checklist from LobotoME

By Kara | August 7, 2009

I’m a freak about making packing lists before I travel. I’ve got lists stored in my computer for my family’s annual summer trip back East, for beach vacations and for pop-up camping. But my boring columns of “things to bring” in Microsoft Word aren’t nearly as entertaining as this Pack ME notepad from the inspirational…