I Hate Shopping for Gear

I Hate Shopping for Gear

Easy to pack, light-weight, but warm- I really like the silk long johns from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI).  They have high quality products and an unbeatable, sometimes unbelievable, return policy.  But when I checked the shelf at the store in Hillsboro there were only small and medium sizes available.   Empty space on the rack indicated […]

Failing their Feet – The Traveler’s Big Mistake

Failing their Feet – The Traveler’s Big Mistake

I’ve seen so many travelers like her she’s almost an archetype.  She is youth in all its glory, long blonde hair, radiant tan. Her face beams with life, excitement, curiosity. Looking at her I feel a mix of emotions:  happiness to see a young person out traveling the world, nostalgia because I was young once […]

Contests and giveaways – Win Free Sunglasses

Contests and giveaways – Win Free Sunglasses

Win Free Native Eyewear Sunglasses – Get Polarized The Prize:  One Free Pair of Native Eyewear Sahara Snow Polarized Brown / Sportflex Sunglasses.  Native Sunglasses are some of the best sunglasses I’ve ever wore in terms of everything.  Comfort, fogging, style, durability, vision…Native Eyewear does it right.  The lenses are even interchangeable and come with […]

Eco Clothes – Sustainable Fashion or a High Priced Hoax

Is it fashion or is it high priced luxury goods with a stamp of liberal social affirmation?  Whatever you want to call it its gaining some momentum among fashion designers and consumers so what do you call it?  Is the consumer making a statement about the environment and their own social responsibility in it?  Or, […]