Unless you’re heading out on your fifth wilderness trek or are a dedicated REI employee, chances are you don’t know much about different types of hiking boots. Being in the same boat, I put a lot of time and effort into researching different options before heading to Patagonia to hike the W trail. After searching online forums, asking outdoor adventure experts and ordering countless pairs on Amazon, I found Merrell’s MOAB 2 Mid Waterproof.
You have to give Merrell props as a company for having a sense of humor: MOAB stands for “Mother of All Boots.”
The waterproof boot is perfect for hiking in wet weather as it seals out water and lets moisture escape to keep your feet dry. Other features include durable suede leather, a supportive footbed, good traction, a protective rubber toe cap, a breathable mesh lining and air cushions in the heel to absorb shock and add stability.
The best part? You don’t need to break them in. The boots wear comfortably the first time as they will on the 10th and 100th times, making them the perfect companion for your adventurous spirit. You won’t have to worry about bringing band-aids for blisters or carrying an alternative pair around. Tip: Order a half-size bigger if you’re planning to wear thick wool hiking socks and liners.
Moderately priced at $130 and available in four colors, these are definitely the trekking boots you’ve been looking for.
While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
The Danakil Depression has been described as hell on Earth. Considered the hottest place on the planet, the nightmare conditions of the Depression led to some incredibly fascinating formations. If you can withstand the climate, it offers a unique adventure few have ever seen.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.