MLD / Klymit Pillow X (1.9oz/$30)

While I’m not sure the perfect backpacking pillow exists just yet, Mountain Laurel Designs teamed with Klymit to offer a very viable option in the form of MLD’s Pillow X.   Pillow X is a 1.9oz/$30 pillow that uniquely has an “X” chamber design which enables the users head to be cradled in a manner standard backpacking pillows simply can’t offer.  It valleys in the middle to also center

Luke’s Ultralight Gore-Tex Limited Edition Shell

When I was growing up, I was always at the front or back of the line in school when headed out for recess.  When picking sports teams, especially basketball, I was always picked first.  When someone needed help moving, I was always reluctantly volunteered.  When it came to family photos, I was always in the middle/back.  When ordering airline

Win Two World Business Class Seats in KLM’s #FlatOrNot Competition!

Win Two World Business Class Seats in KLM’s #FlatOrNot Competition! originally appeared on Green Global Travel.Win Two World Business Class Seats inKLM’s #FlatOrNot Competition! This sponsored post was brought to you by KLM Airlines. As I mentioned in our story on the Negatives of Traveling back in 2012, I’m not historically a fan of long-distance flights. Because I’m 6’2” and built like a linebacker, being packed like a sardine, elbow-to-elbow with strangers for …

My Favorite Skiing and Snowboarding Photos

If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you know that I’m a passionate snowboarder. Each year I visit numerous resorts (one of the perks of writing the About.com Snowboarding Guide) and do a lot of skiing and snowboarding photography. Here are some of my favorite photos from the past few year in more-or-less chronological order. This is my brother Ben. We grew up snowboarding together and now he teaches it for a living. He’s way better than I am…

What Should I Major in for a Life of Travel?

As a travel blogger who writes of the twenty-something audience, I get this question from readers on a fairly regular basis. It’s a tough one to answer because I am not actually in the habit of dictating other people’s lives. Generally I think you should pick a major you…

Pies, Sailboats, and Kangaroos! #ThisIsQueensland

Australia is massive and there is no way you can cover it all in one trip unless you’re hiring a campervan and driving around the country for at least 6 months. Road trip! I didn’t have that kind of time so my recent 2 week trip was strictly focused on Queensland, and let me tell you, I still barely scratched the surface because it turns out Queensland is…

Adventure Bulletin #1: The Empty Bucket List Edition

The Adventure Bulletin is a periodic update meant to help you fit more adventure into your life by keeping you up-to-date on the latest travel and adventure tips and tricks, adventurous job opportunities, and awesome outdoors and adventure contests and giveaways. In this edition you’ll find opportunities to win cash from the Thailand Department of Tourism, to get a job blogging about travel all across Canada, a shot at a free trip to Barbados this summer, and more. Awesome Contests and Giveaways TAT Newsroom Contest 2014  The Tourism…

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