Travel Products

Travel Products & Websites Worth Checking Out

Derek Travel Gear, Travel Tips & Advice 10 Comments

The year that is 2015 has brought me into contact with what seems like a higher-than-normal number of travel products, travel-related websites and travel services that I never knew about before. From all sorts of travel communities to compact hammocks to online postcards to oddly-shaped travel pillows that actually seem to make sleeping on airplanes even more uncomfortable, new things …

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Gift Ideas - Some Stuff

Everybody Needs Some Stuff – A Few Gift Ideas

Derek Travel Gear 42 Comments

Everyone needs some stuff. You don’t need a lot of stuff, but it would be quite difficult to go through life without any stuff at all. And while my goal is still to travel with under 10kg of stuff as often as I possibly can, that still means I own at least 10kg worth of stuff. George Carlin said that …

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Using Local SIM Cards

Mobile Phones & Travel: Save Money With Local SIM Cards

Derek Travel Costs, Travel Gear, Travel Tips & Advice 97 Comments

You arrive in Rome. You call your friend to have him pick you up from the airport. You talk for ten minutes. You still can’t find him, so you call again. Ten more minutes later, you finally understand where he’s telling you to meet. = $20 USD You have a few drinks while partying on the beach in Thailand. You …

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Traveling With Technology

Traveling With Technology & How I Keep It All Safe

Derek Travel Gear, Travel Tips & Advice 48 Comments

Most travelers carry some technology, some combination of gadgets, with them these days as they bounce around the world. Yet some travelers actually don’t carry any technology with them at all. It all depends on one’s needs. For me, in order to get my blogging/online work done, ensure I read often and keep me as connected to friends and family …

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Buying a Macbook Pro

Buying a Macbook Pro…Was It A Good Decision?

Derek Travel Gear 116 Comments

Yes, it was. Why? My Macbook Pro works. Simple as that. It’s efficient, stable and it’s infinitely more user-friendly than any other laptop I’ve ever owned, which includes an HP, a couple of Acer machines and a Sony Vaio. And my Macbook is also incredibly fun to use, something that, for someone who spends as much time online as I …

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Chaos at New Delhi Railway Station

Santa Is My Ho-Ho-Homeboy & Other XShot Photos From This Week

Derek Travel Gear 17 Comments

What a week. From Florida to Houston, back to Florida and up to New York City I went. And then I flew to India, where I am right now, sitting in my hotel room in Delhi, still in a state of disbelief about being back in this incredible country. And in between all of the flying over the last seven …

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XShot camera extender

The XShot – Why Every Traveler Should Carry One

Derek Travel Gear, Videos 65 Comments

It’s so simple, yet it’s such a brilliant idea. And it’s something that is useful for every single traveler who takes photos during their adventures around the world. It’s actually useful for any human being who takes photos of anything, anywhere, at any time. It’s the XShot camera extender, something that I’ve now been using religiously for the past two …

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Kelty Redwing Backpack

End Of An Era: After 12 Years, It’s Time For A New Backpack

Derek Fiji, Travel Gear, USA 115 Comments

Let me start with this. It appears that my upcoming Fiji trip is no longer happening. Unfortunately, this South Pacific nation has been hit with some severe flooding over the past week due to a series of storms, including a cyclone, that passed over the area. As a result, the country is not in any condition to host a group …

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How I Carry My Money While Traveling

Derek Travel Gear 122 Comments

By this point in my travels I think I’ve tried it all when it comes to carrying around my money and credit cards while on the road. Sitting here right now I can only chuckle and shake my head as I recall my inexperienced and frightened traveling self carrying around a money belt during my first trip abroad. That money-carrying …

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Packing for an overseas trip

How Does A Permanent Nomad Pack?

Derek Travel Gear, Travel Tips & Advice 166 Comments

Never did I think that I would actually write a post about how I pack for my travels. It’s not that I have anything against such posts (in fact, I always read them all with great curiosity!), I just never felt that my packing style could be of any interest or value to anyone else. It’s really nothing exciting. I …

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