Pursuits

By Everett Potter Airstream fanatics are an exceptionally loyal bunch and anything the company makes has a built-in audience. So when the 80 plus year old company reintroduced its smallest model, the Basecamp, in 2016, there was a lot of buzz among #vanlife enthusiasts. The same could be said for

By Everett Potter When Valentine’s Day rolls around, say “I love you” with a new piece of outdoor gear or clothing for an adventurous traveler, especially one set to embark on a winter trip or a spring escape. Here’s a roundup of gear and garb that’s bound to please and

by Kim D. McHugh Turning a phrase from “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”, the song made popular by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, it’s winter somewhere. That means being prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way, whether you’re skiing in Utah, snowshoeing in Vermont, ski touring in Switzerland or walking your dog on

By Neil Wolkodoff Different parts of the world require not only the right protection to the elements but different levels of style. For Americans heading to Europe, it is a bit more formal in how one should dress, even in casual situations. Heading out in the morning means your clothes

By Jules Older In cities from New Zealand to New England, what are the latest hand-wringing concerns? Drugs? So 1980s. Parking? Nothing new here. Panhandlers? Been there, seen that. No, aside from coyotes (though not in New Zealand), the latest threats to civilization are electric scooters and electric bikes. Naturally,

By Jules Older Starting at the top and working down, down, down, here’s gear that’ll get you going this winter. Helmets. There are two major trends in helmets, a.k.a. brain buckets. One is connectivity; the other, safety. For connectivity, it’s hard to beat Swagtron’s Snowtide helmet. Not only does it

By Everett Potter There’s an incredible array of travel gear and gadgets out there. So here are 10 items that can make your travels safer, easier and more comfortable. Leica D-Lux 7 Who doesn’t want a great travel camera that goes steps beyond an iPhone? Enter the new Leica D-Lux

Whether you’re heading for Mustique, Montana or Machu Picchu this winter, there’s a bag to make your travels easier. Here are 10 standouts in this highly competitive market. Patagonia Lightweight Travel Tote Pack 22L A daypack for your exploration of Dublin, Paris or Prague? A knapsack for beach excursions on

By Everett Potter It may seem like an endless summer in much of the country, but cooler temperatures are on the way. Anticipating their arrival are a host of new garments aimed at highly active travelers looking for lightweight fabrics, style and functionality. These are pieces that can be easily

By Everett Potter I’m just back from 12 days in Switzerland and Italy, accompanied by two exceptionally smart pieces of luggage from Dakine. Their new Ready 2 Roll Collection encompasses nine pack and bag styles. The bags I used on my journey through the Alps and down to Lake Como