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Dr. Bronner’s Magical Soap – Vagabonds’ Best Friend

Dr. Bronner’s Magical Soap – Vagabonds’ Best Friend

Over 150 years ago, Dr. Emanuel (Emil) Bronner strayed from his German–Jewish relatives and one of their fundamental family traditions. They were in the business of making soap the old fashioned way: from rendered animal blubber and flames. But this didn’t jive with “the Doctor” (a title he awarded himself [...]

War Tourism: Yeah, It’s a Thing.

War Tourism: Yeah, It’s a Thing.

Not to be confused with “battleground tourism” (where history buffs and older folks peruse WW2 battle sites and such), “war tourism” is when the danger of regular adventure just isn’t enough. Increasingly, those looking to head far away from the beaten path are going clear off the reservation. Destinations like [...]

Anthony P. Maclang in Korea

Anthony P. Maclang in Korea

This was taken just outside the National Folk Museum of Korea last Mar. 24, 2013. I’m with my mom and sister. I’m using the metrosafe 200 GII. It’s my first pacsafe bag. Thank you. Anthony P. Maclang

Willa Lavamaki in Italy

Willa Lavamaki in Italy

I traveled to Venice, Italy in October 2012, right after I left it flooded.  Whew!  Being my 1st trip for retirement…  I couldn’t felt safer than with my PacSafe purse!  Being my first International trip it made it a wonderful experience!!  Best Wishes…  Willa Lavamaki

Climbing In Thailand

Climbing In Thailand

  Thailand, that steamy jungle of riotous fun, with its bleeding sunsets, delicious beaches, provocative nightlife and aggressively delectable cuisine, is also a land of stellar rock climbing. People started heading to Thailand to climb in the eighties, and word got around quickly. But the real spike in interest came [...]

Five of the World’s Awesome Train Trips

Five of the World’s Awesome Train Trips

  Traveling by train. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 1. Comfortable seats 2. I can get up and walk around. 3. They have alcohol. 4. Restaurant car. 5. Big windows. 6. I don’t have to drive. 7. Observation decks. 8. Plenty of room to stretch [...]

How to Travel With Your Outdoor Adventure Gear

How to Travel With Your Outdoor Adventure Gear

It was Hemingway who argued that the best way to get to know a country is to explore its contours on bike, however, he didn’t give any indication as to whether you should bring your own bike or rent one. Travel and the pursuit of outdoor adventure is a combination [...]

Traveler’s First Aid Kit: What to Pack

Traveler’s First Aid Kit: What to Pack

  Ok, be honest, how many of you embark on an adventure without a First Aid Kit in your bag? Don’t worry, I won’t tell your mom if you don’t tell mine. However, I’ve spent enough time wandering around new places in search of Band-Aids and Tylenol to learn that [...]

The Mongol Rally: “Traveling Is for Sissies”

The Mongol Rally: “Traveling Is for Sissies”

  No support crew or medical professionals will be available for assistance. You’ll ruin your vehicle and get hopelessly lost. You’ll suffer heat stroke and frostbite alike. You might be terribly injured, become permanently disfigured, or otherwise disabled. You might even die. But isn’t that appeal enough already? If you [...]

Minh in Sapa, Vietnam

Minh in Sapa, Vietnam

Take it if you can, kid. Try as hard as you can, as many times as you like. But let me tell you something: It’s not just a bag, it’s 350 GII, you got it? (Landmark: Catcat village, Sapa, Vietnam) – Minh