United by Blue Base Backpack for your next adventure

The value of a quality, all-purpose travel-ready backpack cannot be underestimated. United by Blue’s 30L Base Backpack delivers, with just the right amount of bells and whistles without going overboard.  After all, there is such a thing as too complicated. At 30 liters, it’s just the right size to use as a day pack while traveling or as a trail pack for day hikes at home,…

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Hit the snow in style with Obermeyer girls’ gear

Kids grow out of clothing items so quickly that you rarely want to spend money on specialized gear because they’ll wear it a couple of times before you hear, “it’s too tight!” That’s why many parents who don’t live in places where it snows in winter (and thus, you can get at least an entire season of wearing new clothes) end up grabbing snow clothes…

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Drink Tanks growlers for the outdoors

Growlers are certainly enjoying a rise of popularity thanks to the craft brew culture across North America, but while I enjoy a local beer as much as the next girl, a quality growler serves far more purposes than as a container for your IPA. When we travel by car, we use growlers as thermoses for everything from hot chocolate to kombucha, and in the outdoors,…

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Trailfoody Review: Snacks For Everyone and Every Trail

TRAILFOODY  is a novel subscription service that provides automatic monthly shipments of high-quality trail snacks. Different subscription plans correspond to increasing amounts of food. You can choose regular, gluten-free, or vegetarian plans. I received a Trailfoody evaluation package containing their iconic Trailfoody orange food bag and an assortment of snacks, corresponding to the basic “Wanderer” subscription. According to their website, the Trailfoody Wanderer contains 9+…

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Light Up The Night With BioLite SunLight

When I’m packing for a trip, I often get discouraged by the number of electronics I’ve stashed in my bag. On especially intensive assignment trips, I’ll have the following: laptop, phone, camera, extra camera batteries, backup charger, flashlight, and all the cords to go with them. Just one item being able to exist without plugging into the wall seems like a luxury, and that’s why…

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United By Blue Spring Layering Solution

You know when you keep reaching for the same shirt in your closet day after day, but can’t even quite pinpoint why? That’s how it’s been for me all winter and into the early spring with United by Blue’s Tomek Relaxed Plaid shirt. I am quite simply in love with this long-sleeved plaid shirt. I’ll attempt to explain why (you know, since that’s my job)….

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Travel-Friendly Popticals Pop-Out Sunglasses

Sunglasses always seem to be one of the smallest things you’re packing—until you’re really conscious about available space. And for some people, sunglasses are part of their necessary packing list. What do you do when you need them to take up as little space as possible? Get folding sunglasses from Popticals. The pair I’ve been testing out are the Popticals PopH2O Nydef Polarized sunglasses. I…

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New From Nuu Muu: Dresses For Active Kids

If you’re a woman who enjoys adding a flair of fashion to your activewear options, you may already know about Nuu Muu. We featured Nuu Muu’s dresses for women just a few months ago. But now girls are included in the mix, which we love to see. What makes Nuu Muus work so well for the traveling woman (their packability, flexibility, and style) makes them…

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