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...
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....
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BRITNEE’S REVIEW OF HER ORIGINAL PACKING LIST

Is it possible to fit everything you need to live on for one year around the world into a backpack? To go from a 953-square-foot living space and squeezing it into a 43-liter backpack was quite the challenge...
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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HOW MUCH IT COST US TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

It’s time for us to answer the question you’re all wondering — how much did we end up spending to travel the world? First, let's break down the costs into the five “legs” of our trip, grouping...
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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...
Britnee makes a break for it across Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO COME HOME

On my final flight I was struggling to stay awake after 24 hours in transit. I wouldn’t allow myself to fall asleep though — I was minutes away from coming home! As we began to descend over the Wasatch...
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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,...