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Jeremy Branham Michael Phelps SOL REPUBLIC

Me, Michael Phelps, and your chance to win a pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones

Lately, I’ve been thinking about my travel Christmas list.  I’ve wanted to get my ears a special present with some noise canceling headphones.  However, I didn’t take the plunge until I heard about SOL REPUBLIC headphones. Last month, I got an email from SOL REPUBLIC asking me if I wanted to try them out.  Since [...]

After Scottevest

Why I took off my pants for Scottevest

I’ve spent years working in information technology and have a degree in accounting.  Despite that, I am not a big gadget or travel gear junkie.  I just got my first smart phone 3 months ago after using the same out of date cell phone for nearly 8 years.  However, I received a free Scottevest when [...]

Merrell Legacy GTX GORE-TEX hiking boots rocks plants

Shoes with a view – my travel gear review of GORE-TEX hiking boots

On my hike to the top of Mt Judah, I had the chance to review GORE-TEX hiking boots.  I share my honest thoughts and opinions and sit down for a special interview. Walk a mile in another man’s shoes. Metaphorically, it’s a compassionate step in an attempt to understand how someone else feels.  Taken quite [...]

Guerrilla Packs Furia backpack

And the winner of the travel backpack from Guerrilla Packs is…

Thanks to all who participated in this giveaway for the Furia backpack from Guerrilla Packs!  A total of 42 people entered this contest with quite a few extra entries from tweeting and sharing on Facebook.  All the total entries were submitted to random.org and a random winner was selected. Congratulations to Christy McMillan who was [...]

Travel giveaway Guerrilla Packs Furia backpack

Win a Furia travel backpack from Guerrilla Packs!

Travelers come in all shapes, sizes, colors, countries, preferences – and luggage.  From budget backpackers to luxury vacationers, people love to travel. And for those who love to backpack across the world, take a weekend hiking trip, or just enjoy camping or an outdoors vacation, here is a chance to win a travel backpack from [...]

Guerrilla Packs Airporter Review Travel gear

Travel gear review: Guerrilla Packs Airporter backpack

Whenever I travel, I don’t like to check luggage.  Even before the days of airline baggage fees, I considered myself a backpacker.  I always brought my bags on the plane as carry on luggage because I hate waiting for my bags at the airport. These days, packing light is a lot tougher with kids.  However, [...]