I always seem to be on the hunt for bags. Bags and coats are my thing...not just schmancy purses (which aren't really my thing), but anything from hiking backpacks to totes...yes, please. So, when I spotted this Patagonia Arbor (26L) pack on sale a few months ago, I was … [Read more...]
Next Stop: Floreana and Post Office Bay!
As I mentioned in my last post, the highlight of snorkeling in the Galapagos, for me, was definitely the sea lions. And the snorkeling near Floreana (I believe on the Champion Islet), was one of the most outstanding snorkeling stops we had. Not only was the water crystal clear, … [Read more...]
Where to Find Great Deals on Technical Outerwear & Gear!
I blame growing up in Wyoming for a lot of things, but particularly for my love of good outerwear and gear. I think my parents' love for the same hasn't helped much, either. I particularly have a strong affinity for Patagonia gear, it lasts literally forever (and if it doesn't … [Read more...]
What to Wear to Machu Picchu If You Aren’t Hiking
When I was packing for Peru, I had a tough time finding non-hiking recommendations that seemed reasonable and, well, things I would actually wear. In fact, pretty much the only useful thing I could find (beyond pictures of girls in heels in the ruins...the last time I wore … [Read more...]
TravelingSaurus’ Selections: Rain Gear for Spring Showers
Torrentshell Trench & Houdini, Of Course! Preparing for rain in the spring when traveling can be frustrating--you don't want to be hot and sticky, but you don't want to be wet, either. You don't want to have to pack coats for rain and coats for non-rain days. And...let's … [Read more...]