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Write Au Naturale with Field Notes’ Shelterwood Notebook

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An idea isn’t worth much if you can’t capture it. Field Notes’ notebooks pose a solution — one reveling in American Cherry and 70-pound stock paper.

Travel

Shine a Light: The Best LED Lanterns for under $100

Headlamps may be all the rage when it comes to backpacking and hiking, but nothing beats these 10 lanterns when huddled within a tent or at the table.

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Travel

A Hotelier’s Travel Guide

In the upcoming weeks, The Manual will be posting tips from people in the know on various industries. Today we take a trip in the world of travel.  Our thoughts on the subject: Travel is one of the most...
glorious parts of existence. It’s a chance to stop, think, bond with friends and family and...

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Travel

The American Trade Hotel, Panama

Remember when a hotel meant little more than a room with a bed in and a free mini hand soap? There’s no doubt that we are living in the age of the boutique hotel experience. These days, booking a trip...
can frequently revolve around a dream bolthole over destination. With this in mind, allow us...

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Travel

Lake Tahoe: Micro Guide

Destinations usually fall into one of two categories: places you head to for some winter fun or for some sun, sand and surf. But what might be construed as just a winter wonderland destination can actually...
offer bountiful activities come summer (or vice versa). One such location is Lake Tahoe. The California/Nevada resort town offers...

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Travel

Winter WonderLuxe: Skiing and Spa-Dates and Bentleys, oh my!

I guess you could say that the Bentley PR guy did his job well; he mentioned something about the “luxury of spontaneity”, and now that phrase has lodged itself inside my head. He didn’t say anything...
beyond that; there were no details about what it meant. He simply planted the seed, and what grew from...

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Worthy of her grandeur, this is how you take a photo of a luxury cruise ship

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner, Cunard commissioned a photo shoot that harks back to the posters of luxury transatlantic ships of the early 20th century, which involved...
the ship’s captain playing a daredevil role. Once the largest cruise ship in the world, the QM2 was launched in January...

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Classic, Go Anywhere Style

If you’re rushing to make the next flight, we’ve discovered a new must have for your trip. It’s a garment bag from Hudson Sutler that’s hardwearing, durable, and fashionable at the same time. The...
bags are crafted from 18 oz. canvas that doesn’t flinch no matter what you throw at it. Plus, the hanger hooks...

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Plan your Boy’s Weekend away with 3RD HOME

For those lucky enough to have a second home who are looking for that extra special stag trip or boy’s holiday, listen up. 3RD HOME is an exclusive club that offers its members the chance to rent out...
their holiday home to other members in exchange for the opportunity to rent out any other member’s...

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Living, Travel

Pump it up (and protect) with Heimplanet’s inflatable tents

Whether talking Japanese bullet trains or Velcro, there’s no doubt nature inspires us to think beyond what we once deemed possible. Likewise, German-bred company Heimplanet’s lined of...
geodesic-inspired tents take a cue from one of the most stable natural structures in existence: the diamond. Each of the company’s three tents was designed based on the...

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Visually trek the Silk Road with “Land Rover Experience Tour”

Between David Livingstone’s search the heart of the Nile in the mid-1800s and modern explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ frostbite-prone Antarctic treks, it’s safe to say the British have...
always had more than a knack for cross-continent exploration. That said, it’s no surprise the British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover sponsors the Land Rover Experience Tour from year to...

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Micro Guide: Phoenix

Visitors head there to golf. Or to catch some sun during the cold, dreary days of winter. But surprisingly, Phoenix has a bit more to offer than just sun and a hole in one. The city has a thriving food and...
art scene and an increasingly diverse populace. Here are our favorite spots in town...

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Travel

Luis Fernandez Micro Guide to Medellin, Colombia

New York based designer and founder of @LuisFern5 sent us his recap from a recent trip to Medellin, Colombia. Read on to hear about the art, architecture and serious food. When I was first invited to visit...
Medellin, Colombia, my first reaction came with a little bit of hesitation (and of course, an image of,...

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