Your Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Travelers

Your Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Travelers

This post was last updated on June 26th, 2017Just two weeks from now and we’ll all be sipping on egg nog and mimosas, with wrapping paper flung all over the floor, and Frank Sinatra’s Christmas Hits lulling softly in the background. While some of you may have had your Christmas shopping done ages ago, others haven’t even given one thought to the idea. That’s ok: we’re here to help. This last minute Travelers Gift Giving Guide is jam-packed with the BEST gifts every traveller will drool over on Christmas morning.     The Ultimate Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Travelers   The Raw Spice Bar   Have a foodie traveler in your life? The Raw Spice Bar is the perfect gift. Customize any monthly package and bring the world right to your kitchen. Each month, you’ll receive 3 freshly-ground flavor packs, ready to be mixed with fresh, local ingredients to create a meal that reflects the unique flavors of various regions around the world. This is the ultimate way to experience cuisine from all over the world in the comfort of your own home.   The DJI Osmo   I am in love with this camera! With all the adventure and outdoor activities we do it’s nearly impossible to film anything without the camera shaking violently. The Osmo is a powerful, handheld video camera that uses top-of-the-line stabilizing technology to deliver a smooth, clean shot every time. With the Osmo, you can enjoy your surroundings without the constant focus on keeping a perfectly steady hand. The Osmo adapts, allowing for perfectly steady, 360-degree video with the convenience...
The Ultimate Him And Her Paris Packing List

The Ultimate Him And Her Paris Packing List

This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016Paris is easily one of our favorite cities in the world. Our most recent visit to the magical City of Lights was when we were completely nomadic—and living entirely out of our backpacks. Paris was still just as magical as could be, but since we were pretty much coming from the Arctic, that meant we didn’t quite have all the right clothes and accessories we normally would have packed… That said, due to the popularity of our 50 Cool Things To Do In Paris article, we regularly receive quite a few Paris packing questions. So, here you have it: our ultimate Paris packing list for couples. If you’re wondering what to pack for a trip to Paris, then this post should do the trick. The Ultimate Him And Her Paris Packing List     Seasons   Plan according to the season you’ll be traveling in! You’ll be thankful you brought the right clothes. :-) Check out this awesome guide to Paris’ weather for more information! – End of March – June: Spring – 4 C to 20 C / 40 F to 68 F – End of June – September: Summer – 13 C to 24 C / 55 F to 75 F – End of September – December: Autumn – 5 C through 21 C / 70 F through 68 F – End of December – March: Winter – 1 C through 7 C / 34 F through 45 F     Clothes   Remember, simplicity is your friend! If you want to blend in, at least a little bit, avoid major tourist...
Pickpocket-Proof Apparel: A Review of the Clever Travel Companion

Pickpocket-Proof Apparel: A Review of the Clever Travel Companion

This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016 I’d be lying if I said getting mugged late lat year didn’t have a lasting effect on us. Though we still like to think we’re pretty trusting, we can’t help but get a little rigid whenever someone is walking quickly behind us, or looking at us for what feels like a touch too long. When I’m out alone, just passing someone on an empty sidewalk is enough to make my nerves spike. It’s kind of ridiculous, but so was the fact that we were robbed at noon on a Sunday just 100 meters from a police officer. So when the Clever Travel Companion reached out to us and asked us to write a review about their pickpocket-proof clothing, we immediately said yes. Pickpocketing has never been a huge problem for us. It happened to me once nearly a decade ago in Prague, but thankfully we haven’t had any other incidents that I can recall. Still, the Clever Travel Companion’s website estimates that 400,000 travelers get pick-pocketed around the world each day. That’s an awful large number for a petty crime that seems like it should be much more manageable. The common solution to avoid pickpockets while traveling with money and a passport is to wear a money belt or fanny pack. While we don’t utilize these accessories often, it is nice to know that your most valuable possessions are attached to your body—especially if you’re taking a night train or stuck at the airport for a long layover. But it’s a total pain (and not all that comfortable) to reach...
Earth Runners Shoe Review: Adventure Travel In Minimalist Shoes

Earth Runners Shoe Review: Adventure Travel In Minimalist Shoes

This post was last updated on July 30th, 2017I’m a huge fan of grounding technology. If you’re new to the concept, here is the idea in a nutshell:     Do you know that amazing feeling of playing outside barefoot or wiggling your toes in the sand? It feels amazing, right? That’s because the earth has its own energy, and the ground beneath our feet is incredibly healing, energizing and detoxifying. When we wear shoes, we are disconnected from the earth’s energy. But through grounding technology, we can wear shoes and draw in the earth’s energy—which for most leaves us feeling much more balanced and energized. So when Earth Runners asked us to review a pair of their minimalist earth shoes, we were immediately intrigued.  With an awesome name like “Earth Runners”, we could only expect an equally awesome product! Luckily, we weren’t disappointed.   Earth Runners Unique Concept     The Earth Runners are a minimalist shoe inspired by the Native American huarache running sandals. The idea is that they are the perfect compromise to running barefoot. The minimalist design leaves your foot feeling free, while the straps ensure your foot is secure. The strong and durable sole protects your feet from rocks, debris, etc—while still allowing you to run with a natural gait. What’s even better, the grounding technology allow you to feel the same energetic benefits as actually running barefoot. It all sounds pretty brilliant to me. We haven’t really tried barefoot running, but we understand why the trend is picking up in popularity. We’ve been meaning to get back into running ever since we ran...