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  • Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels In Mexico City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels In Mexico City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Which are the best luxury hotels in Mexico City? Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City, Hilton Reforma, Hyatt Regency Mexico City, JW Marriott Mexico City, Las Alcobas, Marriott Reforma, Presidente Intercontinental Polanco, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, St. Regis Mexico City or W Mexico City? Auctions Sort By When choosing areas to stay in Mexico City, the […] More

  • Best Executive Club Lounges At Hotels In Santa Fe, Mexico City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Executive Club Lounges At Hotels In Santa Fe, Mexico City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Which are the best luxury hotels in Santa Fe, Mexico City with executive club lounges near Mexico City convention center? Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe, Sheraton Santa Fe or the Westin Santa Fe. Auctions Sort By Not all luxury hotels have executive club lounges or concierge floors with lounges offering complimentary food and drink. It’s worth […] More

  • Best Airline Lounges At Mexico City International Airport – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Airline Lounges At Mexico City International Airport – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Mexico City International Airport, also known as Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX), is located eight miles east of the city center. Below I outline the very best Priority Pass lounges at Mexico City airport and the best non-Priority Pass airline lounges too. Auctions Sort By Airlines that service this airport including American Airlines, AeroMexico, Delta […] More

  • This Cabin Lets You Close Off Or Allow In the Outside World at Your Pleasure

    This Cabin Lets You Close Off Or Allow In the Outside World at Your Pleasure

    Tucked just inside the extreme northwest border of United States, lies little San Juan Island. And on that island, a few hours north of Seattle, or a little less south of Vancouver, is a small writer’s retreat cabin. 500 square feet of minimalist calm. The outside world too much? Simply raise the decking to shutter […] More

  • Remember the Rule Allowing E-Bikes in Nat Parks? You Get to Weigh In Soon

    Remember the Rule Allowing E-Bikes in Nat Parks? You Get to Weigh In Soon

    Back in August, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt abruptly and without public input, ordered all national park superintendents to consider e-bikes the same as traditional bikes, expanding access for e-bikes throughout the national park system. Public input would come later, Bernhardt explained, and the rule would be law unless it immediately conflicted with existing laws. “E-bikes […] More

  • The Panoramic Vision of Zannier Hotels — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    The Panoramic Vision of Zannier Hotels — The Agenda by Tablet Hotels

    Arnaud Zannier doesn’t just create hotels, he creates panoramas — complete, comprehensive hospitality experiences with all the drama and amusement of the cinema. When the world returns to traveling again, the world will deserve to stay at hotels like his. Click here to read our March statement about hotels, travel, and the coronavirus. There’s a […] More

  • We Can Learn Much About the Art of Hunkering Down From Polar Explorers

    We Can Learn Much About the Art of Hunkering Down From Polar Explorers

    In “Farthest North”—Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen’s 600-page book about his five-year expedition to the Arctic—a lot of cool stuff in the face of potential death by freezing or starvation happens. In 1893, Nansen and 12 companions built a boat capable of withstanding the dense pack ice, froze it in ice, and tried to drift to […] More

  • We Found the Best Camera Backpack of All Time » Local Adventurer

    We Found the Best Camera Backpack of All Time

    We love our backpacks. Though we love the minimalist lifestyle, if there’s one thing we hoard, it’s backpacks.  When we decided to rebrand and come up with our new logo, our designer mentioned that she always pictured us wearing a backpack. Hence, our logo includes… you’ve guessed it, a backpack! Over the years, we’ve tested […] More

  • Exploring the Meaning of Public Lands, One 150-Mile Run at a Time

    Exploring the Meaning of Public Lands, One 150-Mile Run at a Time

    Faith E. Briggs is a conservationist, advocate for diversity in the outdoors, and a badass runner. Briggs used to run through the concrete canyons of NYC, now she prefers forested canyons of the West. She teamed up with two companions to run through sections of three hotly contested national monuments, slated for size reductions by […] More

  • Quarantine Grocery Staples – Travel – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    Quarantine Grocery Staples – Travel – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    As many people have started preparing for social distancing and quarantine measures, the stores have been depleted of the essential supplies needed to stay safe in such conditions. The coronavirus fear has caused many to irrationally buy a lot more supplies than need be. It is important to note that, even in countries with strict […] More

  • 6 Key Questions Answered – Travel – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    6 Key Questions Answered – Travel – News – Luxury Travel Diary

    A novel coronavirus which was first detected late December 2019 in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei Province in China, has been shaking the entire world as it continues to spread across continents. Global Travel Plus, a leading provider of global emergency assistance services, has compiled the latest updates regarding the virus and explains […] More

  • Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Trade Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus

    Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Trade Show Canceled Due to Coronavirus

    It’s official: Emerald Expositions, the company that runs the Outdoor Retailer trade show every summer and winter, has canceled the summer show scheduled for late June in Denver, Colorado. This comes as no surprise, as Emerald has already altered or canceled 30 other shows in the face of spreading coronavirus, and surveys show that most […] More

  • Need a Break? This Awesome Surf Film Festival Is Streaming, Free

    Need a Break? This Awesome Surf Film Festival Is Streaming, Free

    It may sound strange, but the London Surf Film Festival is one of the very best festivals of its type anywhere in the world. London itself has no surf. But England sure does. A lot of it, and a vibrant surf culture to boot. Not to mention that it’s next door to Scotland, which is […] More

  • Desktop Wallpaper & Zoom Virtual Backgrounds — by Tablet Hotels

    Desktop Wallpaper & Zoom Virtual Backgrounds — by Tablet Hotels

    If you have to be stuck in place, you might as well make it an impressive one. Below you’ll find a growing series of enchanting hotel scenes that can be used as virtual backgrounds for your Zoom conference calls. Just right-click or control-click on your favorite and save the image to your own computer, then […] More

  • Wilfred Thesiger, First Foreigner to Cross Arabia’s Emptiest Deserts

    Wilfred Thesiger, First Foreigner to Cross Arabia's Emptiest Deserts

    In December 1946, as the English explorer Wilfred Thesiger was starving in the Arabian desert, he comforted himself with the thought that there was no place he would rather be. “I lay with my eyes shut, insisting to myself, ‘If I were in London I would give anything to be here,’” he wrote in Arabian […] More

  • How to Be a Travel Hacker in Canada (Updated 2020)

    How to Be a Travel Hacker in Canada (Updated 2020)

    Posted: 4/2/2020 | April 2nd, 2020 Travel hacking is one of the best ways to lower your travel costs. Flights, accommodation represent two of the biggest expenses travelers face so getting those to zero allows you to travel more for less. When money isn’t a worry, the world is your oyster. While I have tons […] More

  • Best Hotels With Executive Club Lounges In Mexico City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Hotels With Executive Club Lounges In Mexico City – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Which are the best luxury hotels in Mexico City with executive club lounges? Hilton Reforma, Hyatt Regency Mexico City, JW Marriott Mexico City, Marriott Reforma, Mexico City, Presidente Intercontinental Polanco, Presidente InterContinental Santa Fe, Sheraton Maria Isabel, Sheraton Santa Fe or Westin Santa Fe. Auctions Sort By Not all luxury hotels have executive club lounges […] More

  • Badass Kilian Jornet Takes Up Fishing

    Badass Kilian Jornet Takes Up Fishing

    April Fools’ ad pranks are mostly eye-roll inducing at best. But every so often, a brand hits on the right blend of surprise, whimsy, and parody and it just works. Salomon endurance star Kilian Jornet, one of the world’s most accomplished endurance badasses giving up the trail and the peaks for dockside fishing? It’s the […] More

  • Why the Coronavirus May Hit Ski Towns Particularly Hard

    Why the Coronavirus May Hit Ski Towns Particularly Hard

    Just over two weeks ago Mammoth Mountain Ski Area closed indefinitely. The announcement, which a time traveler from a few months ago might not believe, came as a surprise to skiers who live in ski bum bliss and a relief to residents who pay attention to the news. Mono County now has the unfortunate distinction […] More

  • How Can Adventure Journal Better Serve You?

    How Can Adventure Journal Better Serve You?

    As y’all know, I frequently ask readers to step up and support Adventure Journal. Don’t really like doing it, but if I don’t then we aren’t going to the support we need to keep this whole venture going. You know what I do love, though? Getting feedback from you on how we can make Adventure […] More

  • Miss Climbing? Well, Have You Climbed the Cracks in Your Own Home?

    Miss Climbing? Well, Have You Climbed the Cracks in Your Own Home?

    You’ll never look at the gaps between your furniture and the wall the same way again. /* —————————————– */ /* View slug: category-archive-view – start */ /* —————————————– */ #main-content .container { padding-top:0!important; } .row-post.empty { border:0px solid transparent!important; } /* —————————————– */ /* View slug: category-archive-view – end */ /* —————————————– */ /* —————————————– […] More

  • Best Priority Pass Lounges At Cancun Airport (CUN) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Priority Pass Lounges At Cancun Airport (CUN) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Cancún International Airport (CUN) connects travelers to hotels in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres. Below I outline the very best Priority Pass lounges at Cancun International airport. These lounges match the best airline lounges at Cancun Airport. Auctions Sort By Cancun International Airport has two terminals. There is one Priority Pass airport […] More

  • Best Airline Lounges At Cancun International Airport (CUN) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Best Airline Lounges At Cancun International Airport (CUN) – Transport – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Cancún International Airport (CUN) is located in Cancún, Quintana Roo, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It is Latin America’s fourth and Mexico’s second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport, and it connects travelers to hotels in Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and Isla Mujeres. Below I outline the very best Priority […] More

  • What are the Ethics of Outdoor Recreation While We’re Sheltering in Place?

    What are the Ethics of Outdoor Recreation While We're Sheltering in Place?

    Across the country, and the world, for that matter, outdoor spaces are closing. Beach parking lots in Northern California are closed, and in Southern California they’re ticketing surfers. State parks and campgrounds closed nationwide. Many national parks closed, with a big push to close all of them among many in the outdoor community. Gateway communities […] More

  • What’s the Best Rain Jacket You Can Buy?

    What's the Best Rain Jacket You Can Buy?

    It’s been raining a fair bit in California these past couple of weeks, which has us remembering one of our favorite pieces from the AJ archive, and one that’s as useful today as it was a few years back when we first posted. – Ed.  When you’re buying a rain jacket, you probably have lots […] More

  • We’re All Just Navigating Rapids Now

    We're All Just Navigating Rapids Now

    Something about navigating tumultuous whitewater in a boat just feels right for this moment in time. This short takes a long, loving look at what it takes to become a professional Grand Canyon boatman. Or woman. Boatperson? We’ll be back to long river days soon enough, but in the meantime, a bit of virtual adventure […] More

  • My Favorite Comfies to Lounge in At Home • The Blonde Abroad

    My Favorite Comfies to Lounge in At Home • The Blonde Abroad

    It’s been a lot of days in sweatpants and Uggs around here…but they have been filled with tons of puppy kisses! While my team and I are working from home on big projects, loungewear has definitely become my go-to. To be perfectly honest, I’ve had to do laundry solely for the fact that I went […] More

  • How the Coronavirus Will Change Travel

    How the Coronavirus Will Change Travel

    Posted: 03/31/20 | March 21st, 2020 On a breezy fall morning, I was walking home from my university’s humanities department after trying to get out of my Spanish language requirement to no avail. On the way, I ran into one of my roommates. He mentioned he had heard that a small plane had crashed into […] More

  • Cancun Vs Playa Del Carmen – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Cancun Vs Playa Del Carmen – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    We review the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels and resorts to spend your loyalty points on Riviera Maya. Which are the best in Cancun Vs Playa Del Carmen? The Marriott brand includes Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels and JW Marriott as well as mid-range brands like Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels […] More

  • Top 10 Best All-Inclusive Hotels & Resorts In Riviera Maya, Yucatan – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Top 10 Best All-Inclusive Hotels & Resorts In Riviera Maya, Yucatan – Accommodation – Tips – Luxury Travel Diary

    Which are the best All-Inclusive hotels and Resorts in Riviera Maya? The Riviera Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. Previously, we have investigated the best All-Inclusive hotels and Resorts in Cancun and the best All-Inclusives in Playa Del Carmen, now we look at all the best All-Inclusive hotels that […] More

  • There’s a Catch, But You Can Now Buy An Awesome, All-Electric 1966 VW Bus

    There's a Catch, But You Can Now Buy An Awesome, All-Electric 1966 VW Bus

    VW Buses are wonderfully quirky looking but less wonderfully quirky performing and are, quite possibly, the worst vehicle to find yourself behind puttering up a mountain road. Nevertheless, they possess an undeniable charm that not even their younger sibling, the Vanagon, can measure up to. Today, you can upgrade the heck out of the performance, […] More

  • Do, Um, Knot Miss This Chance to Become an Outdoor Knot Master

    Do, Um, Knot Miss This Chance to Become an Outdoor Knot Master

    Admit it—you were charmed but also intrigued by the Knot Store sketch from Portlandia. Yes, the idea of people paying for artisanally tied knots is on point, but also, look at all those knots! There are a handful of foundational skills that really make one a truly well-rounded and capable outdoorsperson, and knot-tying is one […] More

  • There Are Never Any Lines at the Highest Post Office on Earth

    There Are Never Any Lines at the Highest Post Office on Earth

    Hikkim Village sits at about 14,400 feet in the Indian Himalaya. It’s the highest place in the country that’s inhabited year-round. And the people who live there need their mail just like anywhere else. Enter Rinchen Chhering, the postmaster, who has served this town since 1983. He has their back. And their Lands End catalogs, […] More

  • Inspiration for No-Heat Hairstyles • The Blonde Abroad

    Inspiration for No-Heat Hairstyles • The Blonde Abroad

    This post was written in partnership with Waterl<ss. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own and based on my own experiences. Whether you’re trying to save your hair from heat or you’re traveling and don’t have access to heat, there are so many ‘no-heat hairstyles’ out there. From braids to buns, […] More

  • Easy Portable Hangboard DIY » Local Adventurer » Rock Climbing

    Door Frame Hangboard DIY

    Step 1:  Put together the pull up bar. The instructions included with it are very easy to follow. Step 2: Attach each of the 1/2 Inch x 4 Inch Galvanized Steel Nipples to the 1/2 Inch Galvanized Flanges Step 3: Remove the caps of the forward facing bars on the pull up bar. When you insert […] More

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