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The Jacket That Travels Everywhere With Me

Wearing my Patagonia Nano Puff women's jacket on a hike in Alaska.

There are a lot of mistakes I used to make when traveling. I used to be too cheap. I used to plan too much. I used to carry a bulky cotton hoody. Traveling is a learning experience, and to be good at it, you have to constantly adapt. The hoody had to go. It took […]


The Ultimate Travel Flip Flop

Have you ever seen a backpacker traveling without a pair of flip flops? Doubtful. I don’t think I ever have. Flip flops are key backpacker gear. They’re lightweight, portable, and multi-functional. You can wear them while wandering around a city or while lazing at the beach. You slip them on for middle-of-the-night bathroom runs, and […]


What No Music Lover Should Travel Without

So, I kind of lied with this post’s title. The subject of this week’s Humpworthy Hump Day is not only something no music lover should travel without, but something that no one should travel without. Even if they only kind of like music (LOSER). Enter the X-mini II Capsule Speaker. It’s tiny, I know. But, like Alec Baldwin […]


The Best Women’s Travel & Outdoor Top

Womens Icebreaker Oasis Bodyfit 200 Top

While skiing for five days in Japan, I wore one shirt. Every day. I know – I’m gross. I only packed one, though, since I knew it would serve me perfectly for my whole time. For this week’s Humpworthy Hump Day, I’d like to introduce you to it. Here is my review of the Icebreaker Women’s […]