The Q.U.E.S.T. Vest from SCOTTeVest for traveling.
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GEAR REVIEW: SCOTTeVEST Q.U.E.S.T. VEST

I know you've asked yourself this same question when traveling: How can I do it all while packing less? It may have taken me more travel than necessary to answer that, but I'm finally doing more with...
Patagonia Black Hole 32L Review
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GEAR REVIEW: PATAGONIA BLACK HOLE 32L

I was always envious of my wife when she could pack far more in carry-on luggage than me, since her clothing and footwear were much smaller. Sadly, just one of my size-13 shoes would fill up nearly a third...
A traveler eats a Probar Meal while backpacking in Zion National Park.

PROBAR Meal: Fuel for Travel

Britnee and I just returned from an incredible two days of backpacking through the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park here in Utah. On our second day through-hiking the beautiful canyon, I was thrilled...
The Natural History Museum of Utah is as much a museum of fine art as it is one of science and discovery.

A Work of Art, 540 Million Years in the Making

Step into the Past Worlds exhibit, one of ten permanent exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Utah, and take a walk through time, exploring prehistoric periods as far back as 540 million years ago....
Mark and his Cotopaxi Pacaya jacket at Torres del Paine, Chile.

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL PACKING LIST

Outfitting oneself for a round-the-world trip can be rather daunting and expensive, as you guess what might be needed throughout a whole year of travel. Then, trying to smash it all in a single pack makes...
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THE CULTURE SHOCK OF OUR 27TH COUNTRY

“Reverse culture shock,” a complex we heard so much about while traveling this past year that we assumed it would be inevitable upon our return home. How it would manifest itself we weren’t sure, but one...
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USA SCRATCH MAP® GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway winners are Di and Rhenn who were randomly selected with the help of random.org. Congrats to Di and Rhenn! Thanks to everyone who entered!  Happy Fourth of July to all our American readers -- and...
The terraces and ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.

PERU PHOTO GALLERY: MACHU PICCHU

A visit to Machu Picchu was the icing on our year-long travel cake. While we would have loved to trek one of the beautiful routes to the ruins, at that point in our journey we lacked the energy and money to do...
Breathtaking view of Machu Picchu in Peru at a lovely spot where we lay down to rest.

MACHU PICCHU

Many times throughout the previous year we met travelers who were making an effort to avoid crowded destinations. It's understandable, as who wants to deal with obnoxious tourists, souvenir hawkers,...
Mark in Rome - tall traveler problems

STRUGGLES OF A TALL TRAVELER

We had just begun our bus ride to Peru from Bolivia when the in-trip entertainment began. The young woman in front of me — a tourist — tried to lean her seat back. Only, given the limited leg room,...
Dancers fill the Plaza de Armas during the celebration of Cruz Velacuy in Cusco, Peru.

PERU PHOTO GALLERY: PUNO TO CUSCO

We departed Bolivia and entered Peru in the town of Yunguyo. From there it was a short bus ride to Puno, where we spent a few days resting and exploring Lake Titicaca. On to Cusco to witness the colorful...
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BOLIVIA’S WRESTLING CHOLITAS!

The crowd seemed bored, sitting through three bouts of sub-par lucha libre wrestling that spilled awkwardly in and out of the ring. Locals filled concrete bleachers on one side of the expansive Coliseo 12 de...
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

BOLIVIA PHOTO GALLERY

From San Pedro de Atacama in Chile we crossed into Bolivia by jeep, taking three days to explore magnificent landscapes on the way to Salar de Uyuni. With seven of us packed into at Toyota Land Cruiser, we...