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Serengeti Cielo: Seeing the World in a Whole New Way

Bollé, the makers of Bushnell binoculars, has long been known for making quality sunglasses. With the Serengeti Sport™,they've eyewear...


High Sierra Elevate 101: Rugged, Roomy, Lightweight

High Sierra asked RFT to put their Elevate EL101 25-inch bag through a REAL TEST™. This bag, made with a high-density internal foam...


Summer Sun: Tilley Hats to the Rescue

I admit it, I'm not much of a sun person. My half-German heritage gives me fair skin and that means painful sunburns. For a trip to the...

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Tilley’s Summer Hemp

If you are looking for a new hat for summer or for your tropical travels, check out Tilley Endurables’ new TH10 Women’s Hemp Hat.


Tilley Tec-Wool Hat: Lightweight Warmth

Health authorities tell us that we lose as much as 80% of our heat out of our heads. When I traveled in February to the Yukon Territory...

Check out how cool he looks now wearing Cocoons Over Glasses Sunglasses. He was ecstatic both about the cool look and the terrific view provided by the polarized lenses. And he demanded to know where he could buy his own pair.

Cocoons Over Rx Sunglasses: Seeing Clearly

I was concerned. Either my eyes would be protected from the sun with sunglasses, but the world would be blurry, or I’d be able to see...


TravelSmith’s Anorack Rain Jacket Saved My Life — Three Times!

In Canada’s Yukon, weather is unpredictable. Despite it being mid-August, TravelSmith’s Anorack Rain Jacket saved my life, not once,...


LL Bean’s Ridge Runner Day Pack

As a travel editor, I schlep luggage through airports all over the world. To save money and time, I prefer to carry on a small roll-aboard...


TravelSmith Clothing: Fashionable, Comfortable, Smart

Spain is known for fashion. The locals typically look put together even when their clothing is casual. Tourists stick out in their shorts,...


TravelSmith Beats the Heat Test

Shreveport, Louisiana where temperatures are soaring into the 90s. The question: what to wear to look professional and not die from the...


High Sierra AT505: A Versatile Workhorse

With escalating fees being charged by airlines for luggage, we found a bag that will do it all — it's large enough allow you to pack...


Write On: Tough Pens for Tough Conditions

On a trip to the Yukon where the temperature can drop as low as -20° or even -30° F., I realized not all of the pens I normally use would...