Travel Gifts for Men: 2019

The thing with travelers is that they generally don’t need a lot of stuff. They’re constantly on the move, and more items might just slow them down. This can make coming up with travel gift ideas preeetty challenging (let’s think beyond the travel pillow or the passport cover, people). BUT! There are certain items that make travel SO much easier and SO much more pleasant, things that the traveler in your life might not have[…]

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Above the tree line on Mt. Washington

Hiking Mount Washington!

Here in the Northeast we only have a small number of snow-free months. So we try to take advantage of them! Fortunately, we’re near the beautiful White Mountains. One of those is Mount Washington, situated in its very own Mount Washington State Park. The mountain is in northern New Hampshire, and it’s the tallest in the eastern half of the U.S. – although it’s only 6,300 ft! Not much compared to the Rockies out west.[…]

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Best Packable Backpack: Our Review

You need a lightweight packable daypack, there’s no question. This one small item will make all of your trips SO much easier. But there are many on the market, and they all advertise similar features. How to choose between all of these packs? Here is our guide to choosing the best packable backpack for travel. What is a packable backpack and why do I need one? Most travel days, I carry my purse. It’s convenient,[…]

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my travel outfit

The Best Travel Clothes for Men

If you’re a backpacker, or if you just travel light, you’ve probably struggled to find good men’s travel clothes to bring on your trips. When I travel, I bring 2 shirts, 2 pairs of shorts, a few underwear, one pair of socks, one pair of running shoes, and sandals. That’s enough for indefinite travel, as far as I’m concerned. But for that to work, you’ve got to pick the right clothes! Before traveling to Asia[…]

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Ultimate Packing List (for anywhere in the world!)

Packing is probably my least favorite activity. Here you are, all ready for your vacation, but this Herculean task stands firmly in the way. So many tiny decisions: what to bring, what to leave, what fits, what doesn’t… it’s exhausting. I almost always travel with just a carry-on sized backpack, so space is definitely an issue. And there’s nothing worse than deciding against bringing something, only to end up needing it. This is why I’ve[…]

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