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Travel gear tips, reviews and recommendations for traveling and backpacking around the world.

Ushuaia Lighthouse

How to Use a Polarizer Filter

I am leery of writing a photography guest post on Two Backpackers, only because their photography is so amazingly good, but when Jason asked me to do a guest post, I was in the midst of posting one of my lucky-good photographs on my blog, so I thought I’d take a few paragraphs to explain […]

Packing List

6 Things To Leave Off Your Packing List

When you finally take the leap to travel long term, one of the first things on your mind is all the things you think you need to buy for your trip.  The travel gadget industry is making a fortune from us thinking that we have to pack a lifetime of gear into our tiny backpacks. […]


What is a Flashpacker?

Aracely and I must full-heartedly admit we are flashpackers.  Wikipedia loosely defines flashpackers as tech-savvy adventurers who often prefer to travel with a cell phone, digital camera, iPod and a laptop, although none of these is required in order to be a flashpacker. As with other forms of travel, the term flashpacker is mainly one […]

REI Backpacks

Choosing the Right Backpack

Backpacks are the most important piece of equipment you will own during your travels. Think of it as your new home, where everything you possess is stored. Now you must lug it around on your back for the next few weeks, months or even years as you backpack the world.  This list is intended to […]

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