Gear

Everett Potter It’s gift season – and list season — so here are a few gift ideas for those who love to hit the road. 1. This Briggs & Riley model is hands-down my favorite carry-on bag. The Explore 19 measures 14 x 9 X 19, weighs less than seven

LERO-LERO  Luisa Maita I’m a longstanding fan of Brazilian music and the young Luisa Maita hits most of the right notes – samba, bossa nova, and even Middle Eastern infused strings — with her debut, Lero-Lero. She’s got a great voice and the disc is sensuous and danceable. You’ll be

You came for the powder, not the luggage carousel. Courtesy Park City Mountain Resort. The clock is ticking, the snow is falling, and you're standing there, wondering if your bag made it to Salt Lake City (or Denver or Reno or Jackson Hole). Come on, you did not fly across

Ken Grunski, Telestial A few months ago, I rented a satellite phone from Telestial, the leading provider of SIM cards, satellite phones and GSM phones, to bring on a trip to the Himalayas. In rural Nepal, with 20,000 foot peaks around me, it was touch and go at times. But

A few of my favorite things for summer …. I’ve been listening to Brazilian Café, the latest release by Putumayo. It's a compilation of samba, jazz and bossa nova by artists such as Djavan, Marcia Salomon and Ana Costa, among others. Perfect mellow mood music for the last road trip

Why a Woman-Specific Bike? By Dalma Heyn Twenty-three years ago, Georgena Terry, a mechanical engineer and passionate cyclist, noticed something: bicycles were built for men. Too many women, who usually have smaller hands, narrower shoulders, wider hips, longer legs and a different musculature than a man the same size, were

As someone who looks longingly at rivers wherever I travel, the idea of carrying a small fly rod is very appealing. That’s "small" as in something I can stuff into a carry-on or backpack and forget about until it’s needed. One rod that hits the sweet spot for price, durability

With spring break looming, ski rental shops are poised to do box office business. Because it’s easier to rent than schlep your skis through the airport, of course. But for the traveler who needs to rent, the idea of standing in an endless line in a crowded ski shop for

    "If you can walk, you can snowshoe," goes the saying. Well, for once, they got it right. But snowshoes, a great excuse for getting outside in winter in much of this country (and during a record winter, no less), have gotten better and better. I was first exposed

  Looking for a soundtrack for your next adventure? Check out the selection of compilation CD’s offered by Putumayo. Long a mainstay of health food stores, cafes and book shops, these recordings with the colorful folk art covers are smartly assembled and transporting. How to define a label that puts