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5 Things Travelers Don’t Want to Hear

5 Things Travelers Don’t Want to Hear

There are any number of things travelers just do not want to hear. With everything from the pilot coming on the loudspeaker to announce that there’s a problem with one of the engines (but don’t worry, it will be fine) to the flight attendant telling you there’s no more vodka [...]

The World’s 5 Best Water Slides

The World’s 5 Best Water Slides

There are innumerable reasons to travel. Italian wine, French pastries, Himalayan mountains, Afghan chai, Turkish coffee, the joy of blundering through cultural codes of conduct, the embarrassment of tripping through languages, the gratitude you feel when overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of strangers.

Simple Remedies for 3 Common Traveling Ailments

Simple Remedies for 3 Common Traveling Ailments

With all the new spices, long bus rides and water-born bacteria, nothing throws off the body’s natural balance like traveling. Here are some simple homeopathic remedies for three ailments common to life on the road, as well as some suggestions of things to pack that will keep you healthy and [...]

5 Reasons to Go – Mexico City

5 Reasons to Go – Mexico City

  Mexico, known to many Americans as “more exciting than Canada”. Just across our border is a wonderland of travel opportunities and yet when most travelers think of their ideal international destinations, their minds turn to lands in Europe, Asia, Africa and the furthest reaches of South America. There is [...]

Our Favorite Packing Tips from Pinterest

Our Favorite Packing Tips from Pinterest

Pinterest: a social media obsession useful for planning weddings, keeping track of the 800 various cheesecake recipes you might make one day, and wasting time drooling over photos of destinations which–unless you work on a beach in Costa Rica–look far more attractive than the one out your office window. (Incidentally, [...]

Tips for Sleeping in Small Cars

Tips for Sleeping in Small Cars

There are plenty of circumstances which may land you sleeping in the car: a full campground, fear of large, powerful animals or a forgotten tent. Or, perhaps you remembered the tent but your friend, who is inside, is suffering from terrible gas resulting from some well intended but poorly executed [...]

HDR Photography Basics

HDR Photography Basics

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and refers to a specific type of photography which combines several exposures of a single image, blended together to make one final picture. HDR is primarily used in situations where the camera is unable to capture the full range of light present in the [...]

The Disappearance of Cyclist Frank G. Lenz

The Disappearance of Cyclist Frank G. Lenz

  In May of 1892, 27-year old Frank G. Lenz quit his day job as abookkeeper and announced his plan to cycle around the world. With the sport in its infancy and an American public thirsty for vicarious adventure, Lenz became an instant national hero. He packed his things, landed [...]

Guide to Train Hopping Like a Hobo

Guide to Train Hopping Like a Hobo

Though the train hopping days have long been considered over with, there are still those who exist on the fringes of society, living out of their bundles and riding the rails. Some are vagabonds and some are travelers who let their minds and bodies wander, they feel the terrible winds [...]

Pacsafe Featured on Gear Junkie’s Outdoor Retailer Roundup!

Pacsafe Featured on Gear Junkie’s Outdoor Retailer Roundup!

Outdoor Retailer is this trade show where the coolest brands in the outdoor industry get together to show off all their new stuff.  New tents, new climbing equipment, and for us, new anti safe bags with updated technology. This week, one of our favorite gear sites, GearJunkie.com, picked up our [...]