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Trekking: Drink up with our favorite backpacking flasks

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Drinking may be an activity for the everyman, but romping through the woods with a six-pack of your favorite beer isn’t the most conducive for lightweight packing. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite flasks for your next outdoor endeavor, from Vapur to Vargo.

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Microguide: Miami

Head to Miami and experience sun, surf and sand. A great winter getaway, this city will keep you wanting to come back for more. STAY The Miami Beach Edition You won’t want to leave once you arrive at...
this new Ian Schrager, Yabu Pushelberg-designed property feature. With a massive garden area, dining, a nightclub, and a beachside location, you’ll have everything you need. 2901 Collins Avenue Miami...
Beach 786-257-4500 EAT La Sandwicherie This affordable, outdoor joint has been our favorite sandwich shop for years running. It’s Miami Beach meets Paris with the fresh baguettes and a bounty of...
vegetables. It’s...

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Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Learn the basics with “Bushcraft 101″

We can't vouch for everything on the New York Times' bestseller list, but Dave Canterbury's survivalist guide is the trekking compendium if there ever was one. It's lined with vital methods for cooking,...
building tools, and a host of other basics any seasoned adventurer should know.

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Steep and Deep: The Best Ski Resorts

Winter is here to stay. This season you can huddle in your home and wait out the latest incarnation of the polar vortex, or you can take advantage of the massive storms that have been hitting the entire...
country and get out on your skis or board. We've got the best ski resorts for any skier, so wax your boards and get out of town.

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Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Protect yourself with Osprey’s Kode ABS 42 pack

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding possess an allure that's simply hard to pass up — it also puts you at risk of unforeseen environmental hazards. Fortunately, Osprey's latest, ABS-compatible pack is...
just as suitable for a mountaineering session as it is the occasional avalanche encounter.

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Thanksgiving Events Around the Country

These four events around the country offer an alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving weekend.

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Food & Drink, Travel

Eat Your Way Through New Orleans

Everybody knows that New Orleans is a food city, but with the plethora of choices in the Big Easy, knowing where to go can be a difficult task. The Manual ate its way through the city just so we can tell...
you where to go. We may have gained five pounds, but we certainly enjoyed every moment of it of eating savory po-boys, mouthwatering oysters and melt-in-your-mouth sandwiches. Commander’s Palace...
Gentlemen, make sure you put your jackets on, this restaurant is steeped in New Orleans tradition. It’s also where Emeril Lagasse got his start. Also, did we mention there are 25-cent...

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Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: The Holiday Gift Guide

Racking your brain for the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast on your list? We've put together a guide to some of our favorite products of 2014, whether you're looking for simple stocking stuffers or...
thinking something a bit bigger.

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The Norman: Tel Aviv’s Newest Boutique Hotel

Step back in time to the 1920s at The Norman next time you go to Tel Aviv, Israel. This new boutique hotel combines the glamour of that area with contemporary elegance. Situated just a ten-minute walk from...
the city’s storied beaches and near by art galleries, museums, restaurants, and luxury shops, as well as cultural icons, like Habima, Israel’s National Theatre. Arrange for a bespoke art tour, or a...
trip to the historic Jaffa district. If you want to see the city by bike, the hotel can arrange for a bike tour as well. The Norman is comprised of two...

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All Aboard: Bills Khakis x Mulholland

Neither Mulholland or Bills Khakis ever falters when it comes to high-quality construction and craftsmanship. Made of ragged wax canvas and quilted twill tops, their collaborative travel collection appears...
to be no different.

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Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Slice and spread with the TravelMate Kit

Let's face it, the Swiss Army Knife of yesterday only gets you so far when it comes cooking. Thankfully, Buck Knives — renowned pioneers of the Model 110 Folding Hunter knife — offers a device that...
provides more than just a serrated blade.

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Bluesmart: The World’s First Connected Carry-On

Packing for a trip can be daunting, especially if you’re going away for an extended period time or need to bring a lot of things, and with airline baggage check-in rates going through the roof, there’s...
always that risk of paying extra dollars that you don’t want to. Why oh why can’t we go back to the days of free luggage check-in? Unfortunately, that’s no longer a possibility. Also, after hearing...
all those stories about airport employees who steal luxury goods from passengers’ suitcases, it’s not easy to assume that your baggage will be in safe hands once you hand...

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Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Soak it up with Nomad’s Collapsible Hot Tub

While stumbling upon a geothermal spring is convenient, it's not something you can rely on. The original Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub is, though, providing you with a simple means for soaking your bones when...
you're away from home.

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