Travel Accessories

OtterBox OtterGrip Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 14 Pro Max

Keep Your iPhone 14 Pro Max Safe with OtterBox OtterGrip Case

By Jill | March 17, 2023

Recently, years of caution ended when my phone slipped out of my pocket during a Fiji trip. The phone was in a protective case, but it seems that the screen landed perfectly on the jagged edge of a cobblestone, and it cracked. Since then, I’ve been a butterfingers with my phone a few more times,…

Cadence Capsules

Simplify Your Travel Life with Cadence Capsules

By Jill | March 10, 2023

Consider it a blessing or a curse, I’m a somewhat organized person. Or, more appropriately, I operate better in the world when I’ve organized some things in my life, leaving fewer opportunities for disorganized implosion. A very simple travel dream on which I’m still working, is to have my toiletry kit close to ready for…

Trtl Travel Pillow

Sleep on Your Flight with Trtl Travel Pillow

By Jill | March 3, 2023

There are travel gear items I’ve immediately embraced, and others it’s taken a little while for me to see the light. This is one example of the latter.   When I first saw the Trtl Travel Pillow, I got the idea, but couldn’t get on the bandwagon. My previous attempts at using a pillow in…

VSSL Insulated Flask with Bluetooth Speaker

March to Your Own Beat with VSSL Insulated Flask with Bluetooth Speaker

By Jill | February 17, 2023

Hydration is essential for life. But there are some celebratory times where you may want to balance good hydration with cocktails. And to that festive moment, add music. It’s almost like how Carnival parades in New Orleans blend those excellent marching bands with a few tasty sazeracs, all at once.   You really have to…

OtterBox Waterproof Drybox

Keep Your Gear Dry with OtterBox Waterproof Drybox

By Jill | February 10, 2023

Our small electronics have become so much a part of our lives, that it’s surprising to find someone whose gaze isn’t lost in their phone wherever you go. I’m not shaming anyone by pointing this out, because that’s sometimes me, as well. But when you’re going to be near water, you owe it to yourself…


Oars + Alps Club Line @ Snow Snow 2023

By Leah Guill | January 18, 2023

Oars + Alps Oars+ Alps is a company founded by two friends whose husbands were always in the outdoors but lacked a skin care regimen that could keep up and keep it clean. They created a great line of products that are clean and at a price point that is approachable for the masses. Oars…


Pls Return Me @ Snow Show 2023

By Leah Guill | January 17, 2023

As Seen at Outdoor Retailer Snow Snow last week! Pls Return Me Up for an outdoor Retailer Innovation Award, the QR code based patches from Pls Return Me are a parent/guardian’s dream come true to getting gear back! This open source recovery system is fully customizable, printable return IDs that helps get gear back to…


BITCHSTIX @ Snow Show 2023

By Leah Guill | January 15, 2023

We are wrapping up Outdoor Retailer’s Snow Show for 2023 and have some favorite brands to bring to your attention. Over the next few days, I will be posting on these companies with links to grab up your own gear. BITCHSTIX BITCHSTIX is a cruelty free lip balm, plumper, gloss and tint that is using…

Island Wisdom

Take Island Wisdom on Your Travels

By Jill | January 13, 2023

Vacation is often a combination of relaxing and exploring. We want to shake off the stress of everyday life, have a little fun, and learn something new. Learning something about both ourselves and the culture we’re visiting, is an ideal way to take that information home with us and influence how we live our lives…

Paleblue Rechargeable Batteries

Recharge Your Gear with Paleblue Batteries

By Jill | December 23, 2022

When you see “batteries not included” on some gear packaging, do you immediately member to buy those batteries, or do you trust that you’ll eventually get them? And if you do wait, do you remember before you break that gear out of its package to use?   When you use rechargeable Paleblue Batteries, you don’t…