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Travel and Cell Phones: What Makes Sense for You?

Travel and Cell Phones: What Makes Sense for You? March 25, 2010 | Gear Guide, Travel Tips | Read More
More than just “a way to call people”, cell phones are more like an extension of your body.  Texting, checking email, googling things, and taking videos of fights on public transit are daily occurrences, and very important aspects of our lives. But when it comes to traveling with that phone,...

What Kind of Travel Shoe Are You? A Flowchart.

What Kind of Travel Shoe Are You? A Flowchart. March 11, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Every traveler has wondered, at some point in their career, what type of shoe they would be. Depending on how bored you were, and/or the amount of alcohol in your system, you probably didn’t put a lot of thought into it. But we did. Read on for our scientific formula for determining what type of...

Gear Guide: Travel Tools for Drink Lovers

Gear Guide: Travel Tools for Drink Lovers February 26, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Vacation = sipping drinks with tiny umbrellas out of coconuts on the beach, or…tasting wine in a rustic valley while grizzled vintners discuss the oak their barrels are made from. Or…tall glasses of crisp beer after a hike in the Alps. Or…a martini, a ridiculously luxurious hotel room,...

Workout Gear for Travelers: Suitcase-Sized Equipment

Workout Gear for Travelers: Suitcase-Sized Equipment February 11, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
To some, “vacation” means lying comatose on the beach, soaking up cancer-rays and collecting those tiny umbrellas that come in drinks. These people will eventually retire to Florida and wear pastels. Others take their precious few days off to do things the human body was not designed for...

Good Product, Bad Name: Apple’s iPad and Other Unfortunately Named Products

Good Product, Bad Name: Apple’s iPad and Other Unfortunately Named Products January 28, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
The iPad What is Apple going to do in a few years when it decides to launch its line of personalized, high-tech feminine hygiene products? “iTampon” just doesn’t have the same ring. Steve Jobs must be regretting the name for this maxi-sized kindle-meets-iPhone product. Not a bad idea...

Travel like James Bond: 007 Approved Gadgets

Travel like James Bond: 007 Approved Gadgets January 14, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
You’re probably pretty similar to traveler-extraordinaire James Bond: You travel to exotic locales for work…if Dallas counts as exotic. You’d wear a tux on the plane…if you owned one that wasn’t a powder blue hand-me-down from Dad. You’d woo sophisticated, complex...

Travel Gear in 2010: When ‘Used’ will be the New ‘New’

Travel Gear in 2010: When ‘Used’ will be the New ‘New’ December 31, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
Just a few of our 2010 predictions: Marmots will be the new cheeky rodent photo-crashers. Vikings will be the new vampires. Neck beards will be the new mustaches. Tea will be the new coffee. And travel gear will be different, too.

On Vacation: How to Write Your Friends and Family

On Vacation: How to Write Your Friends and Family December 17, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
Correspondence stresses people out. For example: Holiday cards. You were going to send them. You had that cute photo of you and your dog in Christmas sweaters all picked out, but then time got away from you. Thank-you letters. Has anyone, ever, in the history of time sent one of these on time? No. Postcards....

Talk Like a Local: Becoming British

Talk Like a Local: Becoming British November 12, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
It’s a well known fact that the British have special powers when it comes to slang. They can turn the dullest sentence into something at once amusing, sarcastic and adorable just by shortening a word and inserting a nickname. For example: Regular English: I just hung that picture up completely...

Pete Devine

Pete Devine November 10, 2009 | About Us, Local Experts | Read More
Pete learned to camp, hike, and identify birds in his native New England, but has been doing these things in Yosemite National Park for 20 years. He’s worked as a ranger, archeologist, river guide and teacher in various prettier parts of the West and the world. He conducts studies of the park’s...
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