Pursuits

By Everett Potter I have a messy relationship with tents. It dates back to college years, when my friend Frank and I would drive his yellow VW van on fishing trips through New England and the Maritimes, tenting along the way. He had bought the tent second hand, from a

By Everett Potter I’ve been a big fan of Clothing Arts for a couple of years, ever since I had a chance to “test drive” their Pickpocket Proof Pants on a trip to Namibia a few years ago. Whether it was desert in all its varied forms, dust like you

By Everett Potter Luggage manufacturers are always trying to do more with less. After all, they need to abide by airline space restrictions while also giving travelers everything they might desire in a single piece of luggage. A case in point is the new ecbc Sparrow Wheeled Garment Bag. At

By Everett Potter Once upon a time, back in the mid 1970’s, men’s shorts were either made of polyester in a pastel color and worn by your father on the golf course or they were heavy, cut-off jeans you wore if you were under 30. In 1975,  an American climbing

By Neil Wolkodoff Traveling is stressful enough without continually fighting your luggage. One of the keys to luggage is to pick the right carrier for your belongings that fit your style and needs. Head to head tests are almost non-existent in luggage as for some reason most manufacturers don’t want

By Everett Potter The ideal semi-dressy pants for traveling don’t wrinkle and are light enough for warm weather but give you a bit of warmth when temperatures plunge. They should have a few clever pockets but not endless appendages consisting of cargo pockets, buttons, loops and zippers that you never

By Abby Rand “Oh, we were at Oxford together.” After years of coming across that line in  novels, movies and countless episodes of “Masterpiece,” now I   too can say it. I was at Oxford with 10 others who were there to learn about the Romans in Britain, as well as

By Everett Potter My life as a skier began on a pair of skinny skis on some rolling hills in central Wisconsin when I needed a break from the books during graduate school. It was pretty much love at first sight and while I’ve spent most of the ensuing winter

By Everett Potter Now that we’re all seemingly tethered 24-7 to one device or another, we need to make sure that we’re charged up and ready to go. If you never leave home, that’s not a problem. But if you travel — a lot or even a little — you

By Everett Potter The surest sign that someone in my town embraces winter (rather than hibernates with the third series of House of Cards) is a Thule cargo box perched atop their car. The iconic sleek black box pretty much says “Bring it on” to winter. Clearly, that dare has