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Posts Tagged ‘ travel ’

Safety Tips for Hikers and Backpackers

January 30, 2013

The Indie Traveler is a lovely travel blog that features stories and information about interesting places around the world, plus good general travel advice. The author, Sara Benson, has a great post on How Not to Be an Idiot While Hiking — she links to another author’s advice then adds two solid points of her...
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My Favorite Places on Kauai

October 7, 2012
Wailua Falls, Kauai

Kauai has always been my favorite Hawaiian island. When I was a kid, Kauai and Maui were where we would go for vacations (I know, rough life, huh?). I remember loving Maui for its snorkeling and shopping, but Kauai always kept a stronger hold on my heart. Kauai is old Hawaii, even ancient Hawaii...
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Best Tropical Resorts

September 26, 2012
Best Tropical Resorts

Link-splosion: the internet’s top picks for tropical vacations. Best Resorts in the Caribbean from Travel + Leisure. Best Beach Resorts in the World according to Forbes. Best Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii 2012 from Condé Nast traveler. Best Southeast Asian Beach Resorts from Asia Tatler.   What about you? What’s the best tropical resort...
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Essentials for Any Weekend Getaway

June 21, 2012

I’m gearing up to head out of town for the weekend for some much-needed relaxation, and it got me thinking about travel essentials. These are the things I always bring with me, no matter how close home still is or how short a trip I’m planning. I’m leaving out toiletries, medications, etc. etc. etc....
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Customer Stories: Adventures with a Safari Edition in Laos and Cambodia

February 10, 2012
Nicholas P. in Cambodia

Hello Brent and Happy New Year 2012 and that of the Water Dragon! I never took the time to thank you for the SE Classic Fedora you designed for me over one year ago. Therefore: thank you very much as it fits perfectly, has resisted the elements so far and turns heads on a...
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Neat product for travelers

January 2, 2012
Adventure Sticks

I stumbled on these on Etsy recently and thought they were really clever: Adventure Sticks by Prunella Soap. These are sets of single-use mini bars of handmade soap specifically designed to go traveling, backpacking, camping, whatever — you can use nice handmade soap without having to figure out how to store the wet, slimy,...
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10 Gifts for Travelers and Adventurers

November 28, 2011

Happy Cyber Monday! Shopping for someone with wanderlust this holiday season? Here in no particular order are some of my picks for great travel gadgets and gifts that have served me well in the past: 1. For men, a BBB roll-up Optimo gift package. Stylish and superbly practical! 2. For women, a BBB roll-up Marcie...
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The Montecristi Diaries: Taxi Trip

November 26, 2011
The Montecristi Diaries: Taxi Trip

The Montecristi Diaries, November 2004 20 Nov -  Twenty minutes of terror. That would be the taxi trip from Manta to Montecristi. I‘ve made this trip a couple of hundred times over the years. And still, every trip, I nearly punch a hole in the floor of the taxi, trying to stomp the brake pedal...
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Escaping the cold weather in Chicago

November 15, 2011

I thought this story was incredibly cute and a great concept — beat the winter weather without leaving town! I wonder what kind of places my fair city has for avoiding the worst winter weather? Much to my dad’s horror, I’m the kind of person who goes out when it’s 45 and raining wearing...
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Featured Style: Marcie Polo

November 2, 2011
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Marcie Polo is the great, great, great, great, great, great—well, she’s really great—granddaughter of Marco Polo. Like her illustrious ancestor, she knows how to travel. And she knows a good idea when she sees one. Marcie wanted a high quality women’s travel hat. Asked me to design it. Said the Optimo just didn’t suit...
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