Traveling light involves significant planning and a careful selection of gear. One of the best ways to compact your life into minimal baggage is to purchase a great travel backpack, one that you can easily carry on your back but also stows well for plane or train travel.
It’s important to consider the size of your pack. If it’s too big, you’ll end up packing more than you need — and the pack itself will carry extra weight. Too small, and you’re potentially leaving vital things behind. This process takes a bit of trial and error, so it may be worthwhile to buy one at a store like REI, where there is a friendly return policy.
Look for features like waterproof material, useful compartments and the ability to zip off and remove a smaller day pack. Some companies offer great warranties, many of them lifetime, which is great if you plan to commit to one type of pack and use it for a long time. With these warranties, you’ll be able to get your pack repaired, even from normal wear and tear. The tags in the store should help inform this decision. Osprey is one company that has a great policy.
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The Charles Darwin Foundation celebrates its 60th anniversary as a non-profit this year, making it the perfect time to head to the Galapagos Islands.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.