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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 for each person. We break down how to choose your perfect one bag carry-on into 5 easy sections, plus, we include packs like the Osprey Farpoint, GORUCK GR2, Peak Design Travel Backpack, and more! (Updated for Fall 2018)

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Lowe Alpine Aeon 22 & ND20 Review

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Aeon 22 & ND20 by Lowe Alpine

The Lowe Alpine Aeon is an outdoorsy pack that, to be honest, doesn’t have the cleanest aesthetic. But if you’re looking for a sturdy daypack to fit inside your larger one bag travel backpack, the harness system and versatility make this a great choice.

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Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus Review

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Venturesafe X40 Plus by Pacsafe

If you’re looking for a secure travel backpack, the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus offers some great features, including slash-proof material and secure zippers. We’ve enjoyed just about everything on this pack, but the laptop compartment did feel a bit “meh.”

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Matador Camera Base Layer Review

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Camera Base Layer by Matador

If you’re looking for some lightweight protection for your camera—and you aren’t going to be carrying additional lenses or spare batteries—the Matador Camera Base Layer may just be the perfect fit for you.

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Sea to Summit Pocket Towel Review

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Pocket Towel by Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit’s astoundingly lightweight and soft Pocket Towel is a fantastic choice for an uber packable quick-drying towel—just make sure you get the right size.

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Peak Design Travel Backpack Review

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Travel Backpack by Peak Design

The Peak Design Travel Backpack is nothing short of genius. Its innovative features and design make it a stand-out in our mind, even though some of the materials left a bit to be desired.

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Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle Review

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Collapsible Water Bottle by Nomader

The Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle is a versatile, flexible choice that can be rolled up and taken just about anywhere with you—although it’s not as compressible as we’d like.

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Brittney Martinson in Amalfi Coast, Italy

Falling In Love With New Countries – With Brittney Martinson

Brittney Martinson has traveled to 40+ countries and continues to see both old and new destinations in different perspectives. Here she gives tips on traveling with eco-friendly women hygiene products and more.

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Shalee at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Wandering Around the World – With Shalee Wanders

Shalee Blackmer has traveled to 30+ countries, lived out of a van, and has even wrote a guide on how to camp with cats. She’s from the Great Lakes state but you can find her just about anywhere nowadays.

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Daniel Sammut at the Grand Hirafu Ski Resort in Niseko, Japan

Working Remotely While Hitting The Slopes of Mount Niseko Annupuri & More – With Daniel Sammut

Daniel Sammut is a Brand and Digital Product Designer based in Sydney, Australia. When he’s not crafting new brand identities, you can find him skiing the slopes of Japan and finding the next best spot to kick back and relax in Europe.

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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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