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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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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PACKING GUIDE: THE ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU’LL NEED

For 10 days at the end of January, Park City, Utah is taken over by The Sundance Film Festival. Some 40,000 people attend the annual celebration of independent film (that’s over four times the population of Park City), and inevitably, too big a percentage of first time festival goers arrive ill-equipped to take on Utah winters (and slippery, slushy sidewalks). I spent three days at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

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HOW I SPENT MY NEW YEAR’S EVE WEEKEND IN LOS ANGELES

During the holidays, I’m always on-the-go. Every year since moving to Los Angeles six years ago, I fly to the Northeast to spend Christmas with family. But when Christmas is over, I always head back to Southern California to celebrate the new year. In contrast to the Northeast, where temperatures require heavy jackets and the world remains frozen and brown for a few more months, the end of December in

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THE BEST TRAVEL GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELER – 2016 EDITION

Travel Gift Ideas For Men and Women

Finding the perfect gift for the traveler in your life can be a challenge. But luckily, you’re here now — and your life is about to get a whole lot easier. Below you’ll find a ton of great travel gift ideas suitable for almost every type of globetrotter — for men, for women…and even for babies (we can’t forget about the little vagabonds). Whether you know an adventurous traveler, a stylish

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