Walk into any REI and you’re bound to be overwhelmed by the number of backpack options. Should I choose medium or large? Unisex or women’s? Blue or black? With so many choices, it’s no wonder travelers struggle to find the perfect backpack, the most important piece of travel gear. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how to find the best backpack for you.
We’re in the final 24 hour countdown to Argentina and our bags are officially packed. I’m proud to say, after much pruning of our packing list, we stuffed all of our travel gear into two carry-on size recycled packs — so it’s better for the environment and for our backs. We’ll be spending the next 4 months traveling through Central and South America, getting to know the region, and practicing our Spanish. Since Argentina is a huge, geographically diverse country, we’re bringing clothes for every climate. The only things I’d add to this packing list for a longer round-the-world trip would be a scarf and a pair of long underwear.
Lanzarote is known for the quality of its food, and it’s easy to see why. The destination is home to the Canary Islands’ best wineries, with delicious vegetables grown in volcanic soil, tasty goat cheese and a plentiful bounty of fresh seafood direct from its numerous small fishing harbors. All of this is served up […]
Good: Better: Best: The right carry-on bag can make all the difference when you’re traveling. If you have one that’s heavy, isn’t on wheels or is a bit oversized, getting from one end of the airport to the other is nothing but a hassle, not to mention the difficulty of lugging that bag up the […]
Those of us who pack our kids’ lunches know it’s a pain. Yes, yes, we know: We should have our kids pack them. Well, in our house, I’m still packing them and plan to for some time. I just don’t need another battle right now. Packing school lunches My kids are very picky eaters. One […]
Traveling as a woman can have its ups and downs. Depending on what part of the world you will be visiting, it’s important to be prepared for everything you will experience on your travels. These travel accessories for women will make your journey a little easier and a lot more fun. Best Travel Skirts for Women […]
When men talk about their life goals, traveling and seeing the world always comes up. Not only do vacations reduce stress and boost creativity, but planning a trip makes people happier! Before you hop on an airplane and explore new lands, there are items that you need to make your life easier. To help make the most of […]
Those of us with pets know how hard it can be to leave them at home. But, if you’re willing to fly your pet in the cargo space, or your pet is small enough to fit under an airplane seat, you don’t have to. Some people even need their pets near them to fly without anxiety. The […]
Are you ready to set out and see the world? If so, you might be wondering what to do with your furry companion as you follow your travel bug instincts. The good news is, with the right planning, your pooch can come along for the ride! Thanks to modern dog travel accessories, it’s easier than ever to […]
Bringing your furry friend along on a camping trip can be a great travel experience. It is so much more fun for him than just sitting on a hotel room floor. Remember though that traveling with a pet means thinking your pet’s environmental impacts, too. Before heading into the woods, make sure you’re prepared for […]