The canga (also known as a sarong), as used in Brazil, has to be one of the most versatile pieces of fabric I have ever come across. Usually used as something to sit on at the beach in lieu of a towel (big no-no, that towel), it can be so much more: it's something to dry off with, something to
The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol was the pad I decided to use on my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike. This versatile foam pad from Cascade Designs uses an aluminized surface to reflect heat (yes, the silver side goes up) back up toward the user (that's you) and can be used alone or in conjunction with an
For the first 700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, northbound hikers have the Southern California desert to look forward to. It is only fitting that the trail begins in the desert, as hikers will need to be getting acquainted with how sweaty and uncomfortable they are capable of becoming (better
Planning ahead of time is a sure-fire way to ensure that things go wrong. Rarely does one formulate a plan and then proceed to flawlessly execute said plan (especially in the world of travel). My philosophy is simple: if you don't have a plan, then nothing can ever "not go according to plan"
To many people, the idea of traveling alone can be horrifying. Granted, plenty of things can go wrong while traveling solo (getting kidnapped, winding up in a foreign prison, having your organs harvested, being sold into slavery), but plenty can also go wrong if you're traveling in a group, or if
Apparently, airlines (at least Austrian Airlines) are thoughtful enough (or afraid enough of Jewish wrath) to allow their passengers the option of a Kosher meal. En route to Israel, I had the good fortune of having been placed on the list of lucky kosher meal recipients. In lieu of the regular lazy
PETRA, JORDAN - Jordan is practically synonymous with Petra, and Petra is practically synonymous with the Treasury; so, enter the transitive property, Jordan is practically the Treasury. Therefore, should you be visiting the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, you should at least be familiar with this
I almost feel wrong saying it (as I don't want to give the impression that I am in any way discounting anything I did and/or saw in Israel), but the Dead Sea has to be hands down the most awesome thing in Israel. Before my journey to the Holy Land, I had heard from friends, "Hey! You know you can