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Moleskine Mania: Introducing the New Travel Series!

Moleskine Mania: Introducing the New Travel Series! April 25, 2011 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
Few things will get travel writers more excited than learning that Moleskine has now started making travel gear. (Side note: who else has been spelling it “Moleskin” for years?) Moleskin has been around for awhile, and is based on the plain black notebooks with the classic ribbon used by legends...

Away From Your Valentine Next Week? Never Fear, Skype Can Help

Away From Your Valentine Next Week? Never Fear, Skype Can Help February 11, 2011 | Gear Guide, Romantic | Read More
This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, and while most couples will be celebrating over the weekend, there is still that urge to hole up with a loved one on the actual day. Of course, nasty little things like “work” or “business travel” or “snow” or just...

Stuff We Like: Lego-Compatible iPhone Case from Smallworks

Stuff We Like: Lego-Compatible iPhone Case from Smallworks January 10, 2011 | Gear Guide | Read More
… And the reasons we like it: It protects the iPhone. It looks awesome. You* can build with LEGOs on it. *Or your kids. Whatever. I think that about sums it up. Every traveler/iPhone user should buy one of these. Kids will like you. Geeks will accept you. Flight attendants will shower you with...

Buy This, Not That: NileGuide’s Holiday Gear Guide

Buy This, Not That: NileGuide’s Holiday Gear Guide December 9, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
The shopping habits of Americans mirror – not surprisingly – their eating habits. Convenience, overindulgence, and poor quality are often attributes in both the foods we consume and the gifts we purchase. Thank goodness you have us. Get ready for a shopping “diet”; a shift from cheap, mass-produced...

Vintage, Only Not: 5 Modern Spins on Old-School Travel Gear

Vintage, Only Not: 5 Modern Spins on Old-School Travel Gear October 1, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Clothes used to last longer. Travel used to be more exciting. Food used to be more flavorful. Grass used to be greener. Things were better back in the day. Or were they? A handful of retailers are melding the best of both eras by combining the quality of the past with the technology of the future. 1....

Power On The Go: Ideas For Portable Solar Charging

Power On The Go: Ideas For Portable Solar Charging September 21, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Power. We need it. And increasingly, we need it on the go. Cameras. iPads. iPhones. Blackberries. Cell phones. Laptops. Power tools. Even small refrigerators. Take this Solar Power Briefcase. When opened up it has two solar panels and can supply up to 13W of power (at 12V). Enough power, according to...

MTV Launches Adventure Gear for Youth in India

MTV Launches Adventure Gear for Youth in India August 24, 2010 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
MTV and Wildcraft have teamed up together to bring funky, fresh travel gear to the youth of India. Their new collection of duffel bags, adventure luggage, laptop-carrying cases and totes come in a wide variety of crazy designs and vibrant colors. There is also a collection called “Roadies”...

Google Earth 5.2: Not Just For Cars

Google Earth 5.2: Not Just For Cars June 16, 2010 | Gear Guide, Travel News | Read More
Google, always at the forefront of technological innovation, has just this week released their newest version of Google Earth (via TechCrunch): Google Earth 5.2. You can view a demo of the technology here at YouTube, but the short version is: it’s awesome, especially for cyclists and hikers. Recently...

Flip-flops, Thongs, Pluggers, Double Pluggers, Toesies or Jandals: A Review

Flip-flops, Thongs, Pluggers, Double Pluggers, Toesies or Jandals: A Review June 10, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
Are you going to be on a boat this summer? What about at the beach? Do you live somewhere it ever gets hotter than 65 Fahrenheit  or like, 5 Celsius? Do you have toes? Do you enjoy not stepping on rocks, garbage and hypodermic needles? Then you should probably pick up a pair of flip flops. Especially,...

Mobile Conversation: Charge Your Cell Phone While Riding Your Bike

Mobile Conversation: Charge Your Cell Phone While Riding Your Bike June 10, 2010 | Gear Guide | Read More
And I don’t mean plug the cell-phone in at home while you go on a ride, I mean charge your cell-phone on your bike while you’re riding. Employing a simple piece of technology that those familiar with the old Schwinn generator lights may recognize, Nokia’s new bicycle charger kit uses old technology...