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How to Tell If He’s the One

How to Tell If He’s the One

Outdoorsy men are a dime a dozen these days. Show me a man with a beard, flannel, Toyota Tacoma, and a large dog and I’ll show you the meaning of cliché.

Tour Group Vs. Going Solo: Pros and Cons of Each

Tour Group Vs. Going Solo: Pros and Cons of Each

Planning to take a trip somewhere is the easy part. Usually you have a destination, a rough region, or maybe even just a continent in mind for where you want to head. After that, the details can be a bit overwhelming.

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: Best Travel Gear of 2013

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: Best Travel Gear of 2013

Twice a year, there is a tradeshow called Outdoor Retailer where the hottest outdoor gear companies convene in one central building to brag about their newest product innovations. Sometimes, they give away gear like candy, other times, they make attendees drool over the latest and greatest until samples are finished [...]

A Guide to Europe’s Smallest Countries

A Guide to Europe’s Smallest Countries

Next time you visit Europe, don’t forget about the little guys! These less sizable nations tend to remain under the radar, but each one boasts a distinct culture and a myriad of fun activities for tourists.

Trip Report: Exploring Milford Sound at Sea Level

Trip Report: Exploring Milford Sound at Sea Level

It sits on the far corner of New Zealand’s south island, where the fridgid Tasman sea juts prominently into a jagged coastline for almost 9 miles.  The peaks around Milford Sound rise thousands of feet above sea level, creating an illusion of an intimate, compact area.  

Guide to Visiting Ghost Towns

Guide to Visiting Ghost Towns

Dusty roads, vacant saloons, haunted cemeteries, and violent histories make up the heart of our American ghost towns. Their histories are frightening, dramatic, and fascinating all at once.

Photo Contest

Photo Contest

We’re at it again and this time, we’re giving away a handful of our Camsafe Venture Series bags! This time it’s a photo contest and there are plenty of winners. Send in your photos from around the world, rocking our awesome gear, and get ready to win! Below is some [...]

7 Liquors You May Want to Avoid When Traveling Abroad

7 Liquors You May Want to Avoid When Traveling Abroad

It’s your vacation… spend it however you like. But for the record, every spirit on this list will most likely knock you square on your ass unless you exercise the strictest levels of moderation. So drink slowly, don’t order doubles — and above all else, be careful in your global travels.

Top Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

Top Travel Apps For Your Smartphone

Travelling around with a smartphone can sometimes seem a bit silly, especially when you are going to the bathroom in a hole in the ground.  But the reality is that there are many apps out there that make your travels significantly easier and worry free.

The Worst Places to Be Imprisoned Abroad

The Worst Places to Be Imprisoned Abroad

Due to a long winter in the Pacific Northwest and a lackadaisical work schedule, I have filled too much of my time watching “Locked Up Abroad”. While the rain dripped and the sun hid (for three straight weeks), “at least I’m not in Malaysian prison” I reassured myself.