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Travel With a Laptop: Pros and Cons and How to Pack

While preparing for your next big trip, one of the more difficult decisions you’ll need to make is whether or not you want to travel with a laptop. If you do decide to pack your laptop, how will you protect it from damage and theft? How will you protect your privacy and keep your data …

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Poncho Vs Rain Jacket for Hiking: Pros and Cons

It’s important to always prepare for poor weather. You never know when it’s going to rain. The ideal rain gear depends on the activity you’re doing, the weather you expect, how much gear you want to carry, as well as personal preference. When choosing rain gear for your trip, you have two options. This guide …

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Fleece Vs Wool Vs Down: Pros and Cons

When choosing cold-weather clothing, you have a number of fabrics and insulation materials to choose from. Should you wear a fleece jacket, wool sweater, or a down puffer jacket? The answer depends on the weather conditions and the activity you’re doing as well as personal preference. This guide outlines the pros and cons of fleece …

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The Ultralight Travel Packing List for Men

By packing lightweight and quality gear with multiple uses, you can greatly reduce the weight and volume of your travel backpack. The end goal in switching to an ultralight style of travel is to pack all of your clothing and gear into a carry on-size bag without sacrificing anything in terms of functionality, comfort, fashion, …

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Osprey Talon 44 Hiking Backpack Review After 8 Years of Use

I bought the Osprey Talon 44 Hiking Backpack from Amazon about 8 years ago in preparation for my first solo trip. Since then, I have used this backpack for months at a time traveling to almost 60 countries on 6 continents with it. I still travel with the same backpack to this day. It has …

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The Best Money Belt for Travel: Eagle Creek Silk Undercover Money Belt Review

I bought the Eagle Creek Silk money belt from Amazon about 8 years ago before my first solo trip. I have worn this money belt for months at a time traveling through 56 countries on 6 continents with it. So far, it has held up incredibly well. I still travel with the same one to …

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The Best Watch for Travel: Casio Sport Watch W800H-1AV Review

I bought the Casio Sport Watch W800H-1AV on Amazon in 2011 just before my first backpacking trip abroad. I knew I needed a reliable watch to keep track of time for train and bus schedules while I was traveling in Europe. Since then, I have worn this watch in almost 60 countries on 6 continents. …

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