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Micro Guide: Boston

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With centuries-old pubs and a revolutionary attitude that prevails to this day, Boston is a must-visit destination for the modern nomad.

Living, Travel

Trekking: Get caffeinated with our favorite backcountry coffee makers

The percolator on which your father likely raised you is "classic" for a reason, though, it's also probably not the best suited for a long romp in the woods. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best coffee...
tools for your next backpacking venture, from a titanium French Press to a 1-ounce filter.

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Living, Travel

The Ice Mule is the reason to ditch the classic Coleman

Portable ice coolers come in all shapes in sizes, though, most of them don't let you strap 65 pounds of booze to your back quite like the Ice Mule. The basic pack features welded seems and a durable...
exterior design, not to mention double-layered insulation and a bundled stuff sack for storage.

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Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Double down with Sierra Designs’ Mobile Mummy 800

A proper sleeping bag is crux when it comes to camping, whether from the car or your behemoth backpack. Sierra Designs' latest garment-style offering allows you to stay toasty when your quietly sleeping or...
wandering about your campsite in the early morning — even if it does resemble a Snuggie.

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Travel

The Manual’s Top 5 Destinations for 2015

With Christmas done and dusted, we’re full on fantasizing about the trips that 2015 will bring. If you’re torn between Toronto and Tunisia or can’t settle on Shanghai vs Seattle, don’t fret....
We’ve whittled down the world to bring you our top five destinations for 2015.

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Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Stay connected with our favorite outdoor apps

We love to completely unplug at the Manual. Every so often technology can help more than hinder, though, especially when it comes to the great outdoors. That's why we've pulled together a list of 10 apps...
every outdoor enthusiast should own, whether your prefer maps of the terrain or the stars.

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Micro Guide, Travel

Willamette Valley Micro Guide

The Willamette Valley is a great place to visit even in the off season.

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Living, Travel, Trekking

Trekking: Drink up with our favorite backpacking flasks

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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Food & Drink, Travel

Drink at 30,000 Feet With The Carry On Cocktail Kit

I don’t know about you, but when I fly, sometimes I crave an actual cocktail. Not like a Bloody Mary that’s actually a mini bottle of vodka with Bloody Mary mixer, or rum and coke, or a whiskey and...
ginger ale, but a real cocktail comprised of more than just a spirit and a mixer. That’s what the folks at W&P Design and Punch were thinking when they came up with the Carry On Cocktail Kit. “We...
felt there needed to be more options on a plane for a good drink,” said Eric Prum, a cofounder of W&P Design. “We thought...

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The Traveler’s Gift Guide

Packing dilemma? Here are six essentials that should be in every travel bag.

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Travel

Stein Eriksen Lodge: A Luxury Ski Getaway

If you're ready to get the feel for some of the Utah powder made famous during the 2002 Olympics, the Stein Eriksen Lodge is your premier destination this ski season. Featuring a perfect balance of...
adventure and luxury, you'll be finding excuses to extend your stay all year.

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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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