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IN MY DOPP KIT: 3-IN-1 MUG & MANE LOTION FROM BRÖÖ

Just becasue you leave home, doesn’t mean you need to leave the products that help you look, feel, and smell your best behind when you travel. You can’t, however, bring everything. For sake of keeping life simple, maintaining a light and streamlined suitcase, and of course, complying with TSA liquid allowances, some products are more travel friendly than others. New to ...

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WHERE TO STAY, EAT & DRINK IN CALIFORNIA’S SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

Never heard of the Santa Ynez Valley? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. As far as California wine regions go, most people only know Napa and Sonoma. Heck, lots of Californians still say “What? “Where?” at the mention of the Santa Ynez Valley (making you all the cooler when you get to be the first person to tell your friends about it). From ...

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ASPEN, COLORADO SUMMER GUIDE (WHAT TO DO + WHERE TO EAT, DRINK & STAY)

Whether you live in Kansas or Kyrgyzstan, you’ve probably heard of Aspen, Colorado. It is, after all, America’s most famous ski town — a place where hardcore ski bums coexist with billionaires; where one can both spend thousands of dollars shopping for designer clothes and $3 on happy hour beers. It is a place of coexisting extremes in many respects ...

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MY NEW SUMMER SUNGLASSES (PLUS: 4 THINGS TO DO IN ASPEN THIS SUMMER)

Wallet, phone, keys, sunglasses. These are the items on my mental checklist that I always tick off before leaving the house (I live in Los Angeles; it’s usually sunny). Sunglasses are also on my ‘travel essentials’ list. Wherever I’m headed, I make sure I’ve packed a pair sunnies to A) protect my eyes, and B) up my style game. Personally, when ...

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THE BEST COOLER BAGS: 5 PORTABLE COOLER BAGS & BACKPACKS FOR AN ICE COLD SUMMER

Best Cooler Bag

Lugging around a heavy, hard-sided cooler to the beach or on a camping trip can be a pain. For moments like these, and many moment in between, having a smaller, lighter, portable cooler can come in very handy. Whether it’s a cooler tote or a cooler backpack, the best cooler bags should be comfortable to carry, well-made and keep you ...

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A WATCH FOR ALL THINGS WATER: LUMINOX NAVY SEAL COLORMARK

There’s really no better way to put this – Luminox makes badass watches. Plain and simple. The American-founded but Swiss-made watchmaker designs durable, dependable and adventure-ready watches to help wearers master four main environments: sea, air, land and space (yes, space). In fact, Luminox watches have developed such a reputation amongst those who depend on quality gear that they’ve become the watch ...

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WHAT TO WEAR RAFTING (WHITEWATER RAFTING GEAR GUIDE)

This summer has been and will continue to be one of the best in recent memory for whitewater rafting in the western United States (you can thank this past winter’s above average snowfall now melting into nearby rivers). So if you haven’t ridden any rapids yet this summer, what are you waiting for? To start, you could round up some ...

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KEEP YOUR GEAR DRY ON WET TRIPS WITH THE NEW YETI PANGA DUFFLE BAG

Yeti Panga Duffle Bag Review

* I took the YETI Panga whitewater rafting on the Snake River. See below for my review * Chances are, you know YETI for their virtually indestructible, top-of-the-line coolers. In fact, their coolers are so highly regarded, owning one has become somewhat of status symbol for outdoor enthusiasts (*cough* I own a Tundra 45 *cough*). And when it comes to insulated drinkware, ...

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