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How to Avoid Gaining that Pesky Vacation Weight

How to Avoid Gaining that Pesky Vacation Weight

“I’m on vacation” is one of the most ridiculous phrases to enter American vocabulary. We act as if going on vacation alone gives us the rights to do whatever we want: eat our weight in French cheese, have two pastries for breakfast, or pay for sex.

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

9 Unconventional McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

There are currently more than 34,000 McDonald’s restaurants serving 68 million people in 118 countries — and if you thought they all served Big Macs and Quarter Pounders, then you’re dead wrong. Here are some of the more unusual menu items served at the Golden Arches across the globe.

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 [...]

Trip Report: Biking the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks

Trip Report: Biking the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks

There are few road biking routes in the world where you are happy to be slogging hard up a steep grade. It takes a long time, is hard on the body, and tests your will to continue on.

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 [...]