Reviews

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Ethical Elephant Tour in Luang Prabang, Laos: Mandalao Review

When I decided to return to South East Asia this past fall and Laos made the itinerary, I knew I had to find a way to connect with these creatures. Afterall, Laos is the Land of a Million [...]

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Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Review

The Sea to Summit Aeros pillow promises comfort and durability while weighing only 2.8 ounces. But does it deliver?

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REI Flash 18L Review

The REI Flash is small yet mighty. Despite being a minimalist pack, this little gem is versatile, from a day on a plane to a technical scramble up a peak, the REI Flash does it all.

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Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Compression Dry Sack Review

Let's talk about baggage, compressible baggage that is! In the great search for the perfect water proof compression sack, does Sea to Summit stack up?

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Gear Review: Patagonia Nano Air Hoody

When you find the perfect jacket it's like finding a best friend. My Patagonia Nano Air Hoody embodies my ideal wilderness safety blanket.

Is a Long Layover in Dubai Worth it?

Over the past 60 years Dubai managed to push its way onto the traveler's radar. Boasting the world's tallest building, opulence, and luxury that will make you feel like royalty. Dubai: the Las [...]

Trekking Planner Nepal: A Review of Nepal’s Premier Trekking Agency

Layers upon layers of endlessly steeper and higher peaks surround you. You’ve been walking for days, but each rotation of the earth is more astonishingly beautiful than the last. Every village [...]

AIARE Level 1 Course Review

Zerrpppppp, click. Zerrrrpppp click. Zerrrrpppp click. My legs sound robotic as they slide across the skin track on their makeshift skis. The only thing that reminds me that I'm human is my heavy [...]

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The Adventurer’s Gift Guide

It's tough to shop for an adventurer. When it comes to gear we can be pretty particular. Those unfamiliar with the scene often feel intimidated with all the options and the steep price tags. [...]

So You Want to Spend a Weekend in the Woods? – Beginner Backpacking Gear Guide.

Gear. It's intimidating. It's complicated. It's personal. It's expensive. I've had a lot of people ask me about gear and getting started. People think that you need to have everything and [...]

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