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Cheap Trick: A review of Tim Leffel’s ‘World’s Cheapest Destinations’

Cheap Trick: A review of Tim Leffel’s ‘World’s Cheapest Destinations’

| August 10, 2010 | 9 Comments

For the round-the-world traveller who is planning an adventure, Leffel’s book will prove to be a good tool and a good jumping-off point.

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Up The Yangtze

Up The Yangtze

| June 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Yung Chang handles the subject with insight and poise. This documentary is a must-see for anybody contemplating a trip to the mainland.

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Panasonic’s Lumix GF1—a great all-around travel camera

Panasonic’s Lumix GF1—a great all-around travel camera

| April 5, 2010 | 12 Comments

Kathyrn and I had—for a while now—been considering a new camera—one that we can bring along with us on our round-the-world trip. We’d been looking for something that was portable without having to sacrifice the bells and whistles of a traditional DSLR.

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A Map for Saturday

A Map for Saturday

| September 14, 2009 | 8 Comments

A Map for Saturday succeeds because Silva-Braga is open and honest in a manner that is both charming and disarming.

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HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

| September 10, 2009 | 18 Comments

After having spent some time traveling with the HP Mini 110, we have come to see the advantages and disadvantages of working on a ‘netbook’.

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Pacsafe’s TravelSafe

Pacsafe’s TravelSafe

| September 7, 2009 | 8 Comments

The lightweight TravelSafe folds small and is easy to take with you whenever you need to lock and leave your valuables. It is a lightweight, malleable and portable ‘safe’ for your valuables which can be locked secured to a fixture.

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World Hum and Brave New Traveler Compared

World Hum and Brave New Traveler Compared

| July 21, 2009 | 7 Comments

While both publications deserve a spot among the feeds in your RSS reader, we find ourselves returning more often to BNT. Although the writing at WH is top-notch—better even in some respects to that at BNT—the social aspect of BNT is the draw. It’s just full of personality because it’s filled with personalities.

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Bill Bryson’s In A Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson’s In A Sunburned Country

| July 12, 2009 | 11 Comments

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out.

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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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Flip UltraHD Camcorder

Flip UltraHD Camcorder

| June 23, 2009 | 9 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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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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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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