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Vegan World Travel Gear Guide

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Vegan World Travel Gear Guide

Our vegan travel gear guide is the ultimate way to maintain your diet & lifestyle on the road. From fueling your travels with plant-based meals, to choosing vegan-friendly gear, we cover it all.

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How to choose the Best Travel Camera Kit for you | Pack Hacker

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The Best Camera Kit for Your Travels

This guide covers how to choose the best travel camera kit for you. We cover it all, from a simple smartphone to a compact point and shoot, all the way up to mirrorless and DSLR. Plus, our recommendations for camera backpacks, slings, and travel tripods for YouTube or vlogging.

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Pack Hacker Merino Wool For Travel Feature Image

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How to Make the Most of Merino Wool Travel Clothing

From t-shirts & sweaters to underwear & socks—Merino wool is soft, naturally breathable, & stink resistant, making it a magical fabric for travel.

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How to choose the best carry-on travel backpack for you

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How to Choose the Best Carry-on Travel Backpack for You

The best travel backpack is unique from person to person. We break down how to choose your perfect one bag carry on into 5 easy sections, plus, we cover more than just the Osprey Farpoint! (Updated for 2018)

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Tested Travel Gear

Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack Review

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Setout Divide Backpack by Tortuga

The Tortuga Setout Divide is everything we wish the Homebase had been—a durable and versatile travel pack with some great features.

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Trakke Storr Carry-On Backpack Review

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Storr Carry-On Backpack by Trakke

Handmade in Scotland from quality materials sourced within the UK, the Trakke Storr is a super durable 30L pack that’s perfect for one bag travel.

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Manduka eKO SuperLite Yoga Mat

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eKO SuperLite Yoga Mat by Manduka

Whether you’re an avid yogi or just looking for a spot to zen out while traveling, the Manduka eKO SuperLite Yoga Mat is an eco-friendly choice that can be packed up smaller than your average yoga mat.

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Mission Workshop Internal Tool Roll Review

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Internal Tool Roll by Mission Workshop

The Mission Workshop Internal Tool Roll organizes all of your “tools”—whatever they may be—making your travel experience easy and efficient!

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Aer Travel Pack 2 Review

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Travel Pack 2 by Aer

The Aer Travel Pack 2 picks up right where it’s predecessor left off—a great one bag travel pack with a slick look and high attention to detail.

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Topo Designs Daypack

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Daypack by Topo Designs

Despite a few minor nitpicks, the Topo Designs Daypack is a great heritage-style pack for buzzing around the city or taking on longer journeys as a daypack.

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Pack Hacker Blog

Bo Ismono in the Maldives

An Inside Look at a Backpack Reviewer’s Favorite Gear and Travel Destinations – With Bo Ismono

Bo Ismono is a Film Editor and YouTube Backpack Reviewer. Here, he shares how the GORUCK GR0 started his backpack reviewing journey as well as his favorite travel destinations and more.

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Taylor Gilmore

Capturing Unique Views Around the World – With Taylor Gilmore

Taylor Gilmore is a Los Angeles based photographer traveling to far corners to capture unique views around the world. He utilizes both digital and film, while perfecting the art of wood working in his free time.

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Kelsey Reinke in Vis, Croatia

How to Embrace Change & Find Balance While Traveling – With Kelsey Reinke

Kelsey Reinke has diligently practiced embracing change and finding balance in an on-the-go lifestyle. Here, she shares some tips on ditching the list ticking mentality and balancing personal wellness while traveling.

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Lauren Ronquillo in Chiang Mai, Thailand by TJ Lee

How To Stay Inspired As a Professional Creative While Traveling – With Lauren Ronquillo

Lauren Ronquillo continues to find inspiration through traveling the world as a professional creative. While seeking beauty in the quiet moments, she takes time to find reminders that we are all interconnected.

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