Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler in Your Life

A holiday gift guide to provide you with ideas while you shop for the traveler on your list.
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Traveler Review & Giveaway: GPSMyCity App

I don't like carrying travel guides while traveling. Now there's the GPSMyCity app to replace the guidebook (or at least a portion of it).

Traveler Reads: Apologies Forthcoming

Shiao Su leaned his forehead against the closed door and shut his eyes.  The vibration of the Zheng strings passed through the door to...

Traveler Reads: The Body by Hanif Kureishi

"I'd been alive a long time but my life, like most lives, seemed to have happened too quickly, when I was not ready." I was...

Travel Necessity: Making Coffee on the Road

and the cool air off the hills made me think of coffee, so I said, “Coffee would be nice,” -Kwame Dawes, Coffee Break One of the greatest expenses...

Airbnb and Long-term Travel

CNN Travel has an article today about a guy who moved to Hong Kong and only lives in Airbnb accommodations to "get out of the...
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Hiking Shoes Wearing Thin

Reviewing the Columbia Techlite hiking shoes that I've had for a couple years--the durability and comfort will be missed when they wear out.
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Healthy Travels

We all want to maintain health while traveling--a trip to the hospital is sure way to ruin a vacation. But how can we ensure healthy travels?

On Cameras and Equipment

On my winter trip to Iceland I discovered the limitations of my Panasonic Lumix. Attempting photos of the northern lights convinced me to buy a new camera.
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Walk in These Shoes

I hate shopping, so it's important for me to buy products that last. Of course, I wasn't thinking that my boots would last as...
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Product Review: Mavea Water Filter

A review of the Mavea water filter, which I received at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, and a comparison with the Brita water filter.