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THE JOY OF DECEMBER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Rockport Shoe Review

This post is presented in partnership with Rockport. Click here to enter Rockport’s “Joy Is” sweepstakes and you could win, among other prizes, a $500 shopping spree on Rockport.com plus a second $500 Rockport voucher to gift to a friend.  —- If you’ve been following this blog for the past two or so years, you may know that I often have a pair or Rockport’s in my suitcase. Why? Becasue

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THE BEST GIFTS FOR TRAVELERS: 2017 GIFT GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS AND EXPLORERS

Gifts For Travelers

Every year around this time, it’s my goal to make holiday shopping for the travel enthusiasts in your life as easy as possible (and these gifts are great to give all year round — from birthdays, to graduations to anniversaries and beyond — so bookmark this page for your future gift giving ne ). This effort takes the form of my annual gift guide for travelers, where I curate the

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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 my travel dopp kit, thanks to its 3-in-1 benefits and

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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 it comes to sunglasses, I go for quality over quantity

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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 food fresh and your drinks cold. To make life easier

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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 brand of choice for countless professionals, like the U.S. Navy SEALs,

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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 friends, find a reputable outfitter, and book yourselves on a

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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, YETI doens’t disappoint either (I own a few items from

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