Category: Packing

The Complete Backpackers Packing Guide and Checklist for Back Country Backpackers

For those who like to hike, back country backpacking can be such an exciting and awe-inspiring endeavor. There is something about being alone in the wilderness that can really help you get to know yourself and this beautiful world that we live in. However, as incredible and moving as backcountry backpacking can be, it can also be a very challenging proposition for those who are unprepared.

That’s why I am a very firm believer in making sure you are prepared before taking any hike. This is especially true for back country hikes where you will be staying overnight for one or more nights. Before you hit the trails on your big back country adventure, I would strongly suggest that you closely read my backpackers packing guide to make sure that you have all of the gear that you will need to make sure your hike is both safe and fun.

The Essential Pictured Rocks Packing Guide

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwestern United States if not all of North America.  Tourists flock to this stretch of the Lake Superior shoreline each year to do some kayaking, hiking and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.  However, each year I see tourists arrive at Pictured Rocks completely unprepared.  They either don’t have the right clothing for the climate, don’t have the right gear for the activities they would like to try, or don’t have the equipment to keep them safe and comfortable while camping.

The 20 Best Travel Accessories for 2020

Traveling can be one of the most amazing experiences of your life.  Few other things in this world help to broaden your perspective and teach you about yourself.  However, travel can also be extremely stressful.  One way that you can help reduce the amount of stress that you feel when you travel and allow yourself more time to enjoy the experience is to have the right travel accessories with you on your trip.  Having the right accessories can make you more comfortable, keep your belongings safe, and help you capture the special moments of your journey.

The Top 2019 Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

If you have a travel enthusiast on your shopping list, I have put together some unique and creative ideas of some gifts that you can surprise them with this holiday season.  These are gifts that they can use to stay organized as they travel, nurture the travel photographer within themselves, get some inspiration for their next big travel adventure, or use to keep the memories of their recent travels fresh in their memory.  If you know someone who loves to travel, these gifts should put a big smile on their face this holiday season!

10 Things You Should Never Do When Traveling Over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and many of you are likely making plans to visit loved ones both near and far.  However, as nice as it is to get away and see loved ones during the holidays, the holiday travel season can be extremely busy and can make traveling during this time extremely stressful.  If you aren’t careful, it can quickly ruin your holidays and leave you wishing you would have just stayed home.

The Top 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

If you have a travel enthusiast on your shopping list, I have put together some unique and creative ideas of some gifts that you can surprise them with this holiday season.  These are gifts that they can use as they trek around the globe, get some inspiration for their next big adventure, or use to keep the memories of their recent travels fresh in their memory.  If you know someone who loves to travel, these gifts should put a big smile on their face this holiday season!

The Art of Travel Photography – Machu Picchu Photography Guide

Machu Picchu is both an architectural marvel and a stunning piece of artwork wrapped up into one iconic travel destination.  Considered one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s, if not the world’s, most recognizable places.  Because of its beauty, tourists flock to Machu Picchu each year to get a glimpse of it first hand and to try and capture its essence in photographs.  However, capturing this beautiful place in photographs is not without its challenges.

The Essential Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Packing Guide

There are few places in this world as jaw-dropping as Machu Picchu and few hikes in this world with as much historical significance and as many beautiful vistas as the Inca Trail that was used by the Inca people to get to Machu Picchu.  Before you begin to plan your trip, please use this guide to give you a sense of what you will need to pack with you when you visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail.

Galápagos Islands Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Guide

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the Galápagos Islands to see the amazing and diverse wildlife that lives in the waters off their shores.  There is no better way to get an appreciation for the diverse and amazing wildlife that call the Galápagos Island their home than to get in the water and interact with this wildlife.  From the giant Whale sharks that flock to the outer islands in droves, to the amazingly large schools of hammerhead sharks, to the fun and playful Galápagos sea lions that can be found on and around the islands in abundance, there is no place quite like the Galápagos Islands for taking a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure.

Galápagos Islands Packing Guide

The Galápagos Islands is as unique of a destination as it is beautiful and with that uniqueness are some challenges when it comes to packing for your trip.  Being an island chain without a large population, especially on some of the smaller islands, it can be quite difficult to find things if you forget to bring something.  For that reason, you will want to make sure you are extra prepared when it comes to packing.