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Best Travel Gear of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013

Best Travel Gear of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013

If there’s anyone in the world who understands the demands that travelers have on their gear, it’s us. We’ve spent our entire life as a business, researching their needs; it’s not just who we are as a company, but it’s who we are as people (so in a sense, we’re [...]

Cruise Shore Excursions: Seattle

Cruise Shore Excursions: Seattle

Seattle, Washington is one of the most preferred port terminals for Alaska and Pacific Northwest cruises. Seattle offers the best of both urban and outdoor experiences, and has been labeled as one of America’s favorite cities from Travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News. Whether you want to explore urban parks or [...]

FDA Finally Recognizes Mefloquine’s Troublesome Side Effects

FDA Finally Recognizes Mefloquine’s Troublesome Side Effects

There was a major pharmaceutical shake-up late last month that stands to affect more than 4 billion people worldwide, particularly individuals who earn paychecks from Uncle Sam working overseas. In a statement issued on July 29, the Food and Drug Administration announced that the drug mefloquine hydrochloride will now carry [...]

Great Summer Reads About Vacations That Go Horribly Wrong

Great Summer Reads About Vacations That Go Horribly Wrong

If you’ve got some epic summer travel plans… well, good for you. But if work, family, or financial obligations are keeping you from taking a luxurious getaway this year, then do the next best thing and read about people whose vacations evolve into nightmarish ordeals. It’ll give you peace of [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Round the World’ Airfare

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Round the World’ Airfare

You’ve probably heard rumors about a magical plane ticket that enables passengers to visit as many countries as they wish, while traveling in either an easterly or westerly direction, for a flat fee. Maybe you’ve considered purchasing this fare yourself, or even drafted a crude list of countries you’d visit [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe in School

5 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe in School

It’s important to feel safe in school, but safety starts with you and the decisions you make. Trust isn’t something to take lightly, especially when you spend a great deal of time on campus or in the dorms where distractions of friends, studying and activities leave little time to worry [...]

9 Towns to Visit During Your Oregon Coast Road Trip

9 Towns to Visit During Your Oregon Coast Road Trip

Every summer, millions of tourists flock to the quaint seaside towns and serene marinas that dot the Oregon Coast. At roughly 350 miles, most of which can be accessed by Highway 101, this picturesque stretch of seafood joints and sand dunes is perfect for weekend road-trippers. Here’s a list of [...]

5 Must-Hike Trails in the Midwest

5 Must-Hike Trails in the Midwest

Sure, the Midwest may not seem like a Mecca for the outdoorsman as much as, say, Colorado. It does, however, have several great hiking trails to get out and tromp around on. Here are 5 (the first one is obvious): The Appalachian Trail; Georgia-Maine This is the granddaddy of all [...]

7 Pacsafe Bags Perfect for School

7 Pacsafe Bags Perfect for School

It’s that time of the year my friends, summer is slowly winding down and school is right around the corner…don’t get too excited. At least back-to-school shopping is always a nice perk! Pacsafe has got your back (literally) when it comes to creative, dependable backpacks designed for the everyday wear [...]

Must Needed Equipment for Awesome Landscape Photos

Must Needed Equipment for Awesome Landscape Photos

When out and about, you and your best friend, DSLR, are taking a stroll through amazing landscapes looking for the best shot and angle. Low and behold you find some glitches in your photos like blurry or over exposed shots thanks to that darn mid-day sun. Although the best time [...]