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“Wear” Your Photography Gear Mission Impossible-style with the SpiderLight Backpacker Kit

How to carry your camera while traveling is a perennial problem for travel photographers. Traditional camera straps are less than ideal — they’re often uncomfortable, leave your camera swinging precariously (rather than secured to your body somehow) every time you bend over, and easy for thieves to slice and swipe. Spider‘s brand of camera holsters, […]

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TomTom Spark 3: A Next-level Fitness Tracker for Adventurous Travelers

TomTom has long been known for their ridiculously simple (and awesome) GPS devices. Once I finally ditched my printed Mapquest driving directions back in the dark days of the 1990s [shudder], my first foray into “high-tech” mapping was a TomTom GPS. So, I’ve always been fond of them. It’s no surprise really that they’ve evolved […]

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Baby, Baby, Baby, Light My Way: Car Camping With the Luminoodle Color

Everyone knows we’re huge car camping fans. But, sometimes packing and planning a car camping trip can become too much about the logistics and essentials. So much that it’s easy to forget about the fun stuff. The entry-level Luminoodle Light Rope is intended to be functional because, well, light is important when you’re camping in […]

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Best Ways to Purify Water While Traveling: Filters, Purifiers, and More

I spend half my life in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. So, I’m somewhat of an expert on how to eat and drink in questionable places without getting sick. In particular, I’ve learned the best ways to purify water while traveling. If you’re heading anywhere with questionable tap water, this is something you need […]

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Cairn Subscription Box: Like a Monthly Surprise Basket of Killer Outdoor Gear

Subscription box services are all the rage right now. There are boxes for cosmetics, cooking, craft beer, doomsday preppers. I admit that I’ve been intrigued by all of them. But, the most practical for my purposes — the one that really caught my eye — was Cairn (as this seems to be a point of […]

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Hylete 6-in-1 Backpack Is a Jack-of-all-trades … and Master of Them Too

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. I hear the word “disruptive” bandied about these days in reference to new (or supposedly new) gadgets and gear that manufacturers think will somehow revolutionize whatever industry they happen to be in. A lot of these PR pitches find their way into my inbox … and subsequently into my […]

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This Clever Portable Travel Safe Keeps Your Valuables Safe on the Road

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. When Kel and I started planning our huge cross-country road trip for 2018, we started pondering the best way to safeguard our valuables in the truck. We’ll be traveling with plenty of gear (especially electronics like laptops, digital cameras, smartphones, our passports, and the like). Obviously, keeping everything in […]

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Pixter’s Clip-on Pro Lenses Are Designed to Go Anywhere, on Any Smartphone

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Most modern smartphones take great photos. If your phone was manufactured in the last two years, chances are that you can forget having to pack a separate point-and-shoot digital camera for your next trip. Pixter Lens Review But having more shooting options is never a bad thing, which is […]

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Why You Need These Socks for Your Next Long-haul Flight

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Compression socks are for diabetics and old people. That was my rather ignorant belief for the last decade. And it’s not entirely inaccurate. But, when a few travel friends reported cases of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after long-haul flights, I began to understand the need for such socks. DVT […]

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Hedgren Carina Shoulder Bag: One Travel Purse to Rule Them All

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. I spent a year searching, in vain, for that perfect travel purse. The one that could convert from a crossbody to a handbag. It needed to be stylish yet durable. It needed to hold all of the essentials, yet not be too big. I needed the Goldilocks of purses, […]

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