Archive for June, 2009

Jeff Patch checks out the Flip UltraHD and Travel Savvy Mom gives one away!

Jeff Patch checks out the Flip UltraHD and Travel Savvy Mom gives one away!

| June 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

Jeff Patch at “Have Pack, Will Travel” takes a look at the Flip UltraHD Camcorder that we reviewed last week. His conlusion? Similar to ours.

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Merrell Ottawa Leather Shoes

Merrell Ottawa Leather Shoes

| June 28, 2009 | 10 Comments

The Ottawa Leather is a multi-sport shoe by Merrell that features waterproof leather overlays and an air Mesh upper. Merrel’s ‘Vibram’ soles offer excellent grip on dry ground but somewhat inconsistent performance in varied weather conditions.

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Koh Lanta Yai—unforgettable

Koh Lanta Yai—unforgettable

| June 25, 2009 | 11 Comments

We found a magnificent place called Koh Lanta Yai, located in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand, between the Phi Phi islands and the mainland. It wasn’t remote, but was also not nearly as built up as Phi Phi. There’s a local flavour (the island is muslim) and a quiet charm here that is lacking in tourist hotspots like Ko Samui and nearby Ko Phi Phi.

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How to meet backpackers and influence people

How to meet backpackers and influence people

| June 24, 2009 | 8 Comments

On a six-month solo stint through Asia, I quickly learned that the majority of solo travellers are on the lookout for other travellers to socialize with…

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Flip UltraHD Camcorder

Flip UltraHD Camcorder

| June 23, 2009 | 10 Comments

Given the small size, the Flip UltraHD is outstanding at what it does. The only negative is that with HD there is an implicit demand to hold the camera very still—the HD resolution amplifies small movements.

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2009 Giant Rincon

2009 Giant Rincon

| June 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

Just picked up an ’09 Giant Rincon a few weeks ago and have had it out on the trails a few weekends since then. Time enough anyway to provide a few initial impressions.

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For as long as I can remember…

For as long as I can remember…

| June 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

Having just a taste of the world has whetted our appetites for more. So, six years after we first left to go away for a year together—here we are again. We’ve begun to make preparations for our next year-long getaway!

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Paul Theroux’s Riding The Iron Rooster

Paul Theroux’s Riding The Iron Rooster

| June 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

We all love to hate Paul Theroux. And he loves to hate you.

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From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

| June 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

We’re quietly reminded of the adage attributed to St Augustine: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”.

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Carbon Neutral Backpacking

Carbon Neutral Backpacking

| June 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

One way of minimizing your impact and maximizing your connection with people and the environment is through carbon offsets.

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Petzl Tikka Headlamp

Petzl Tikka Headlamp

| June 20, 2009 | 5 Comments

The fully adjustable strap is comfortable and equipped with a cushion forehead pad, so you can leave this one on all night in the sleeper car from Bangkok to Changmai—no headaches!

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