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GEAR REPORT: CHAR-BROIL SIGNAURE TRU-INFRARED GAS GRILL

While I love to leave home, get on a plane, and pursue far-flung adventures, I also really love staycations and easy weekend trips close to home. This is one of the main reasons I moved to Los Angeles eight years ago. When it’s 75 degrees and sunny most of the year, and when you can look out your window and see palm trees, it’s a lot easier to make staying

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GEAR REPORT: STANDARD LUGGAGE CO.’S DAILY BACKPACK (A LAPTOP BACKPACK YOU’LL WANT TO TRAVEL WITH)

When it comes to working from the road or simply carrying all the gear needed to live both your real and digital life to the fullest, not every backpack is created equal. While most backpacks now-a-days feature a laptop sleeve, oftentimes, that’s simply not enough. You need space for chargers, cables, a camera, a tablet — as well as your other go-to travel essentials. Enter Standard Luggage Co.’s Daily Backpack.

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GEAR REPORT: BOARDING PASS NYC’S METRO WAXED BACKPACK (A BACKPACK FOR ADULTS)

boarding pass nyc bag

The backpack. You’ve been carrying one since kindergarten — and now, even in your post schooling and post budget backpacker years, chances are you still have a few laying around. Personally, I have a backpack with me more than I don’t have a backpack with me. Whether I’m going to the gym, hiking, skiing, on a road trip, on a plane, or just anywhere with my laptop, you can bet

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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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