Category: Reviews

UGOBAGS: Customized Luggage made simple

Have you ever come across a new product and wondered why someone hadn’t thought about it earlier? That happened to me recently when I discovered UGOBAGS, a customized luggage company—as soon as I saw one of their bags, I thought, “now that’s a good idea!” As a perpetual traveler and...

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Top-10 Backpacking essentials

I attended the 2014 Outdoor Retailer show this year and was introduced to a number of really cool products. As an avid outdoors person, I really enjoy camping and backpacking—since the show, I've been testing out a variety of products. Here are some of the best, and, essential backpacking products...

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Montaras make mole hills out of mountains

Written by: Terri Campbell Initial look at the Womens Ahnu Montara hiking boots Price: $160.00 Model: Montara AF2139 Color: BLACK Material: Leather and swede accents Sizes: 5-11 Features: Padded leather collar and tongue, eVent® breathable waterproof bootie, Rubber toe protector, Vibram® outsole for traction on variety of surfaces. I love...

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Ahnu Mendocino boot review

Last month I attended the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City where I was introduced to a shoe company I’d never heard of before…Ahnu Footwear. A majority of their shoes are for the ladies, but they have a handsome line for men as well, including a few hiking boots. ...

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Keen Marshall Mid-top review

About ten years ago, while perusing the shoe section at REI, I discovered a truly unique sport sandal that I quickly became enamored with...the Newport by Keen Footwear.  Over the past decade, Keen has come a long way from their modest foray into the competitive shoe industry. Today, Keen is...

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Lowepro Pro Roller x300 review

If you're a photographer and/or videographer like me, there is a good chance you have equipment stowed in multiple bags, often forgetting which bag has your batteries, filters, or other gear you need at a particular moment. As I continue to add to my equipment list, I found that my...

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Maui Jim: Best driving sunglasses

As a road trip blogger, I do a lot of driving.  I also spend a good deal of time outdoors, so having a good pair of sunglasses is essential. While sunglasses can be a fashionable accessory, they are also a vital tool in protecting your vision from harmful UV rays—this...

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Seven Sensational Road Trip items of 2012

In addition to exploring those hidden gems of the road, I’m frequently asked to review travel and road trip related products.  I’ve selected seven road trip items that I’ve had a chance to use this past year, most of which you’ve probably never heard of.  Each of these seven items...

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Maui Jim ‘Kahuna’ sunglasses review

I have been a Maui Jim sunglasses fan ever since my first pair a few years ago. As I was planning a trip to Puerto Rico I thought...perfect time for a new pair of sunglasses.  Maui Jim is well-known for their high quality optics and I really like how the...

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Half popped, but double delicious

I recently discovered a savory and scrumptious edible you've probably never heard of before....HalfPops.  HalfPops (as the name implies) are half popped popcorn kernels that provide a crunchy and flavorful snack...perfect for road trips! HalfPops is a newbie to the snack food scene and currently only have two flavors, butter...

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Hangin’ in a Hennessy Hammock

Hennessy Hammock UltiraLite Backpaker bag

I've had an ENO packable Hammock for a couple years now and really enjoy it.  A few months ago someone was reading my review of the ENO and left a comment about another backpacking hammock I should try...the Hennessy Hammock.  After reviewing the Hennessy Hammock system online, I saw that...

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Manfrotto Tripod Review

As a travel video blogger, I was on the lookout for a lightweight, yet sturdy and high quality tripod with fluid head.  I had done a ton of research and finally decided on the Italian made, Manfrotto 055XDB tripod with 128RF fluid head.  I purchased the tripod with micro fluid...

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A look at the “Ultima” by CRKT

I’m no knife expert, but I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and really appreciate having good tools available when I need them.  I recently added a new CRKT knife to my collection that I’m quite excited about…it’s called the “Ultima,” and, I got to use it the other day while...

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