Travel Accessories

Gravity-based water filter system round-up

By Amy | August 27, 2019

We recently reviewed my go-to gravity-based water filter system, the Katadyn Gravity BeFree system. However, more brands have joined the game. Read on for reviews of two additional gravity-based systems, both of which have their pros and cons. LifeStraw Flex with gravity bag: Pair the confidence you already have in LifeStraw with the convenience of…

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Aloha Collection Bags

Keep Your Gear Dry with Aloha Collection Bags

By Jill | August 23, 2019

When you travel a lot, you end up trying out a lot of gear for the purpose of finding that one piece that’s just right. Your favorite piece may look good, or it may perform spectacularly, or it may just simply do its job better than many others. Or, it might do all of the…

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Grayl GEOPRESS purifier for backcountry and travel

By Amy | August 13, 2019

My son recently traveled for three weeks through Indonesia. Then, I traveled across the Eastern Sierra in California. Vastly different places, but we had something in common: we both utilized the water treatment system that is the Grayl GEOPRESS Purifier. My Grayl in the wild. We both needed purified water during our trips; he didn’t…

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Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank

Charge it Up with Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank

By Jill | August 9, 2019

Internet connectivity and the ability to plug in nearly everywhere can sometimes make us forget that there are places in the world that are truly off the grid. While I’m all for the idea of ditching the digital and enjoying outdoors, when it comes to the reality of doing it for a number of days…

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Wallaroo Hats for summer travel

By Amy | August 6, 2019

Wallaroo hats are among my all-time favorites. Why? They’re stylish yet practical, with adjustable bands and packable features. Plus, they’re made in Australia, where they know sun protection and have it down to a science. I am embarrassed to admit how many hats I own, but I continually reach for my Wallaroos, and they never…

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Yeti Daytrip Lunch Bag

Keep Meals Fresh with Yeti Daytrip Lunch Bag

By Jill | August 2, 2019

You don’t have to be an office-goer to care about packing a lunch. Whether you’re hitting the trail or the airport, there are plenty of reasons to pack your own meal, and nobody needs soggy sandwiches and lukewarm beverages smashed in a paper bag. Lately, I’ve been packing my on-the-road meals in a Yeti Daytrip…

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Store It in a Stasher Reusable Silicone Bag

By Jill | July 19, 2019

One of my least-favorite things about travel is our reliance on plastic bags. We’re expected to use them for carry-on liquids. We stash snacks, laundry, wet swimsuits, groceries, and even charging cables in them. And then, one day (sooner than we’d prefer), they get holes in them and we throw them away. And now, I…

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Nuheara IQbuds Boost True Wireless Earphones

By Ramsey | July 15, 2019

Frequent travelers are exposed to all kinds of assaults on their senses, and as we age, it is only natural that our hearing ability lessens. The noise pollution that abounds in airports from endless announcements that no one pays attention to anymore (because of their unnecessary quantity) are just some examples. While I do not…

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Light the Way with Coast HX4 Cliplight

By Jill | July 12, 2019

I’m a huge fan of the hands-free nature of headlamps, but the challenge with them arises when you need light, but don’t want to have the beacon on your head. But the alternative isn’t always a hand-held flashlight. I’ve become a fan of the Coast HX4 Cliplight, which I can clip onto the bill of…

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Native sunglasses ready for summer in the outdoors

By Amy | July 9, 2019

We’ve all had expensive, fashionable sunglasses that just won’t stay on our face when we’re hiking, biking, paddleboarding or beachgoing, and I think we’ve all had it. I’ve had family try two styles from Native this season that stay put! These two designs combine style with function, eliminating any need for two pairs in your…

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