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Choosing  the Right Gear for Your Outdoor Adventure

Choosing the Right Gear for Your Outdoor Adventure

Brought to You By Dickies Canada Whether the weather is warm or cold, whether you need some time alone in nature or you’re part of an adventure group that loves to explore, when you hear the call of outdoor recreation, you’d better be ready to answer. Outdoor enthusiasts may prefer camping and hiking in their own community or traveling the ... Read More »

What Does an Africa Overland Trip Really Cost?

What Does an Africa Overland Trip Really Cost?

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Now, spending $100 USD per day is a general goal, however, we knew overlanding in Africa was going to be one of the more expensive parts of our RTW (round-the-world) trip. While you might assume driving and camping in Africa for 56 days would be cheaper than flying around ... Read More »

4 Everyday Items With Increased Road Value

4 Everyday Items With Increased Road Value

Hand Sanitizer I’m not sure this needs much explanation. Basically, hand soap is a luxury in many Asian countries and it includes the likes of Japan and South Korea. Many bathrooms, especially public ones, don’t have soap available after using the facilities, so our hand sanitizer has been invaluable. Keeping clean and not contracting any viruses is high on our ... Read More »

His Packing List

His Packing List

TOPS 1 long sleeve full zip jacket (Lululemon) 1 long sleeve shirt (Icebreaker) 1 polo shirt (Nike dri-fit) 4 t-shirts (Nike dri-fit, Icebreaker, REI Sahara, adidas Climacool) BOTTOMS 1 pair of jeans (DKNY) 1 pair of convertible pants (Prana Stretch Zion) 3 pairs of shorts (Patagonia, NorthFace, Under Armor) 1 pair of swim trunks (My brother’s) 7 pairs of underwear (Exofficio, ... Read More »

Her Packing List

Her Packing List

This post was updated on 1/12/14 Red text and crossed out means I dropped it, green text means I added it.  TOPS 1 full zip jacket (Lululemon) 1 long sleeve shirt (Icebreaker) 4 t-shirts (2 Icebreaker, 1 Adidas ClimaLite, 1 Mountain Hardwear) 4 tank tops (1 Nike Dri-Fit, 1 Old Navy, 1 Icebreaker, 1 cheap one from Bali) 1 camisole ... Read More »

Electronics Packing list

Electronics Packing list

13″ Apple MacBook Pro Kindle (Not Pictured) Apple iPhone 4s Apple iPhone 5s DSLR Camera (Canon) carried in an Ape Holster Case Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 lens GoPro Hero 3+ GoPro accessories (clamp, floaty, handle bar mount, remote & extra battery) carried in Eagle Creek pack-it sack 1TB external hard drive (Seagate) All charging cords Memory cards ... Read More »

Saving Money with Ebates.com

Saving Money with Ebates.com

Anyone who knows me knows I love shopping online and that I won’t hit the purchase button without making sure I have the best possible deal. I’ve traditionally used coupon codes to save money, but I have also added earning cash back to my arsenal with the help of Ebates.com. I’ve been using Ebates to save money since 2011. In total, I have ... Read More »

Choosing Your RTW Backpack

Choosing Your RTW Backpack

Choosing the right backpack was a part of the RTW pre-trip planning we REALLY didn’t want to mess up. This IS going to be housing all our possessions for the foreseeable future! We spent a lot of time researching and deciding what best fit our needs. We researched a lot of packs and read through reviews from other bloggers who ... Read More »