The 7 Best and Most Unique Camping Tents

When it comes to tents, camping out is not the only thing that you can do with them. Many of them can be used for a lot more. Among those are some strange and exciting new tents out there that kind of changes up the idea of the typical camping tent, but are still high quality and can be used well. So let’s take a look at some of these bad boys and see what they can give us.

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Delsey Vs. Samsonite: Which Suitcase To Choose (2018 Guide)

Everyone can use a proper suitcase, and the question comes down to which brand you should buy. It is agreeable that Delsey and Samsonite are amongst the leaders in providing luggage solutions. That does not help you when browsing through online stores and discovering that both brands offer selections of suitcases.

It never really matters where you are traveling to, for how long, and how you will be visiting; the general rule is that you need a suitcase that fits all your stuff, is easy to carry and one that does not pile on the weight. 

That is where our guide comes in, to help you chose between Delsey and Samsonite and overall figure out which is the right suitcase for you. 

Delsey or Samsonite Comparison

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What Should You Pack As a Solo Female Traveler?

So you are going on vacation, and are now planning everything out. Now you have to consider what you are going to bring with you and how much you should bring. Since you are going on a long trip (maybe overseas, Canada, Mexico, etc) you are going to bring enough stuff with you to flourish, but not enough so that dragging it around is… well… a drag.

Having a great women’s travel backpack

One of the best things that you can bring with you when you are traveling is a travel backpack. Not only will this take the pain off of the joints, but it will also make it much easier to carry your stuff around from place to place. Another benefit is added safety. Since it is so easy to have your purse snatched, carrying a backpack instead makes it far more secure.

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We have a couple of women’s travel backpacks that we recommend as well, which are high quality and durable. These packs are even more contoured to a woman’s body, making them feel that much more comfortable when you are on vacation. Nobody wants to be uncomfortable when they are trying to relax and have a good time.

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Here are the best women-friendly travel locations in Europe!

When it comes to traveling solo as a woman, or even as a minority, Europe is awesome! There are dozens of places that you can go to that are even better than the US when it comes to equality, safety, and just overall relaxation. Most of these places are surrounded by water, which can be refreshing, and fun as well. So what are some of the things to worry about and consider when going on vacation in the east?

Potential safety concerns

Regardless of who you are, it is always important to stay safe when traveling. Since some people may consider tourists to be a prime target for theft, it is always good to bring a purse that has thicker straps. Better yet, it may be even better to carry with you a travel backpack.

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Traveling to South East Asia as a woman? Here are some Options!

Traveling to other parts of the world is always a new and exciting experience. However, if you are a woman or minority, there might be some extra steps that you have to take. This is on top of steering clear of conflict zones between countries, as you really would not want to be caught in the middle of one. So in order to help you out, we have compiled this list of tips and locations that will be good to visit, despite all that.

Picking the best places (staying safe).

South East Asia tends to be fairly friendly for female travelers. While there are exceptions, for the most part, places like India, Thailand, and the Philippines are excellent places to go to. However, this does not mean that you should practice the same level of expression that you might in the states or Europe.

For instance, many cultures in this area are more conservative in nature, and as a result, things such as topless sunbathing may be looked down upon by many of the locals. The main issue, according to many, would be bag snatchers. They are apparently common enough in certain areas to at least be wary and buy a purse with thick straps. There are some other things that you should consider packing when traveling.

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Microspikes vs Crampons: Which is better?

During my first winter hiking trip, some buddies and I traveled up to Isle Royal National Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I already owned a quality pair of microspikes that I had used when summiting some fourteen thousand foot peaks in the Rockies where snow and ice were common even in July and August. When I got to the Isle Royal, however, the three feet of freshly fallen snow caved in underneath my crampons and I ended up hiking through waist-deep snow on most parts of the trail. My buddies, both of whom had brought along snowshoes, enjoyed laughing at me as they calmly waded across the top of the snow enjoying the otherworldly winter wonderland.

After that disastrous experience, I began to research the main differences between winter traction devices and I found that contrary to my prior assumptions, microspikes and crampons are not the same thing. This article will take an in-depth look at the differences between microspikes and crampons and then go on to review the main differences between these two important and necessary winter traction footwear.

How to choose between microspikes and crampons?

Before we begin, it is important to clarify the main differences between microspikes and crampons. Knowing the difference will help any hiker know when to use each of these footwear options.

Both microspikes and crampons are used by hikers and mountaineers to give traction on ice and packed snow. Snowshoes, on the other hand, offer flotation on top of the loose and unpacked snow. Microspikes, however, are best used for flatter surfaces where ice or packed snow are common are expected while crampons are more suited for steeper surfaces that are covered by a mix of rock, ice, and solid snow.

To use a car analogy, your regular hiking boots are like a normal set of car tires. Microspikes would represent an upgrade to deep-tread winter snow tires, while crampons would be like putting chains on your tires.

Microspikes or Crampons Comparison

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Best 7 SUV Tent Reviews: Camp Anywhere

An SUV tent allows you the liberty of convenience, efficiency, and functionality. With one of these portable shelters onboard you can create a sleeping area at virtually any location. Best still, squirmy campers can rest peacefully because these outdoor abodes offer an elevated sleeping area off the ground. 

SUVs come in different models, makes, and designs, but most of the selection of these tents can fit several of these vehicles. You still have to wonder what elements collectively make the best SUV tent. That is what this guide is all about, and it can help you find your next portable vehicle tent. 

Best SUV Tents For Camping Comparison

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Awesome Places To Travel As a Woman In North America

When it comes to going on vacation abroad, many people think they have to travel overseas to a whole different continent. However, there are some awesome places to see right here in North America. In fact, you do not even have to leave your home country to see some beautiful sites or engage in a unique and fascinating culture. So pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and let’s check out some awesome places to see right here in North America!

Potential safety concerns

When traveling anywhere, it is always important to take safety into account. Other countries have new laws that you should educate yourself on when you travel there, so you do not accidentally find yourself in legal trouble for doing something that you might take for granted here in the states.

This is especially true if you are a woman or a minority, as some laws in other countries, or even the culture as a whole, can make what may otherwise be a pleasant vacation into an oppressive nightmare.

Another thing that you may have to consider as someone who is vacationing is not letting yourself stand out too much. A lot of people take advantage of tourists, so trying to blend in as much as possible while still enjoying a relaxing and awesome vacation is always a plus.

Bringing a great women’s travel pack

Suitcases are a must when traveling, but one of the things that you should consider is bringing a women’s travel pack. Which you can learn more about from our great Live Once Live Wild blog post on the subject. While it may not seem like a huge change, it can benefit you in more than one way. For instance, it can help prevent purse snatching as your goods are more secure on your back, instead of on a potentially thin purse strap.

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10 Best Rated Backpacks for Europe (Updated for 2018!)

In search of the best backpack for traveling Europe? There are so many options out there, but choosing doesn’t have to be confusing. Expect to walk in a lot of stairs in Europe, so it is best to consider an easy to carry and comfortable backpack. Surely, there is no one-bag-fits-all pack, so where do you start? We have compiled a list of the best products to choose from. Let’s dive right into it.

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