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HOW TO SURVIVE THE 4-DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

How To Hike The Inca Trail

This is guest post. I have not personally hiked the Inca Trail — but it’s certainly on my adventure list!  —- The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the planet’s most iconic treks. The 26-mile (42-kilometer), 4-day long journey, which starts in Cusco (near the heart of the former Incan Empire), traverses a cloud forest, stunning mountain landscapes, ...

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MY FAVORITE SoCAL FALL ESCAPE: HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY WEEKEND IN THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS

I love finding places that make me want to visit over and over again. I’ve visited plenty of destinations around the world that I’ve felt this way about, but it’s especially nice to find these special places closer to home (so visiting over and over again is actully possible). For me, the San Bernardino Mountains are one of these easy-to-visit-again-and-again ...

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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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