Tag: Virtual Backpack

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

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

| April 5, 2010 | 14 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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HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

HP Mini 110—a netbook for the road

| September 10, 2009 | 19 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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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 | 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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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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