Category Archives: Stuff in the Backpacks

Snooping into our backpacks

Everyone wants to know how one can pack for a multi-year backpacking trip. Here’s the inside scoop and a look into what we packed into our bags.

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I’m bringing sexy back(packer) – Travel hair

To some degree, I think it’s going to be great to wear t-shirts and hiking shoes for days on end. I will enjoy not standing in my closet every morning thinking, “I have nothing to wear today.”  Of course, living out of a backpack will quickly take care of that! However, I anticipate there will be days when my inner girly-girl is going to wanna break free.  And who wants to look ‘bummy’ in fashionable cities such as Buenos Aires and Paris? (Not me!) Continue reading I’m bringing sexy back(packer) – Travel hair

Form the habit – Get there on time

Don’t you love vintage motivational posters? They’re so entertaining to me. I first came across these posters on the way out of the locker room at my health club. Walking by, they’d always provide me with a slight chuckle as they attempted to boost morale. Here’s why: Continue reading Form the habit – Get there on time

eBags – Packing Cubes With Some Flavor-Flav

I purchased a set of eBag packing cubes today.  If you haven’t heard the word….they’re all the rage when it comes to RTW packing these days. The representative at eBags had recommended that I go with the medium size 3-pack, as they should be the perfect fit for our backpacks. Continue reading eBags – Packing Cubes With Some Flavor-Flav

“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.” – Jack Nicholson

It’s extremely hard time for me right now. I just lost my RTW trip sunglasses. My Pepper’s sunglasses have gone MIA. My last few pairs have all been Pepper’s. What I like about Pepper’s is that they provide the clarity of BluBlockers without the look like you should be wearing a sombrero and rapping down the sidewalk.

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Golly gee wilikers sir that’s an awfully nice jacket

I saw this jacket in Moosejaw. I think I’m becoming more obsessed with it than that time when I used to fall down in front of strangers to  see if they would try to help. It seems like the perfect jacket for an RTW trip. It definitely meets the credentials for stupefying gear! Continue reading Golly gee wilikers sir that’s an awfully nice jacket

Treasure Hunting Around the Globe – Geocaching 101

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you. Let us introduce you to one of our favorite outdoor hobbies…

Yes, it is true. Harry and I are digital treasure hunters, otherwise known as GEOCACHERS! If you have never heard of the game, believe it or not, there are over 2 million geocaches hidden all over the world. Geocaching has taken us to places we may never would have visited in the hopes of finding a hidden container known as a geocache. Have we sparked your curiosity about our secret, underground community? Let the experts teach you about it and learn more about it by accessing the guide here! Continue reading Treasure Hunting Around the Globe – Geocaching 101