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From deciding where to go, to what to pack and what to pack it in, to books to read set in the country your visiting, and more, we can help with all your travel planning.

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Vista Wedge Sandals – Acorn

I was recently chosen to be part of Acorn’s Spring Review Crew and given a pair of their cute Vista Wedge Ankle sandals to try out. (Read to the bottom to find out how you can join the Review Crew.) So far, I love them! I’m generally a sports sandals and minimalist running shoes kind …

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{Book Club} The Magic of Tomtens

In Scandinavian folklore, there are little magical people who help take care of animals on the farm called Tomtens (or tomtes, or nisse or tomtenisse). According to Wikipedia: Tomtens are typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. It is no taller than three feet, and has a long white beard and colorful …

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Trekker 64 – Kelty Backpack

My first backpack was a Kelty external frame pack. Way back then, it seemed everyone was switching to internal frames, and I soon did, too. While an internal frame pack is great for dodging through bushes and tight situations, I still missed my external frame. Until last summer when I got a new and improved …

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Speedster Swivel Deluxe – Kelty

Whether running along Peets Hill or strolling down Last Chance Gulch, a good stroller can makes an outdoor outing more pleasant. The Speedster Swivel Deluxe has a secure five-point, adjustable harness and an adjustable-height handle so it fits both you and your kid. The fully padded seat and frame keep your rider comfortable and safe. …

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Review: Headband — Wizbang

My trusty Wizbang hat playing in the snow. I’ve loved my Wizbang hat for a long time. It’s lightweight, it’s cute, and it’s perfect for cold weather activities when you aren’t super cold. You know what I mean–it’s snowy or cold, but you’re running or skiing or otherwise keeping warm. You need something on your …

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The Pearl Cafe is a perfect blend of sophisticated French cuisine and elegant atmosphere

Walking into the Pearl Cafe in Missoula feels like walking into a restaurant in the French countryside. There’s soft music, soft lighting, and gentle colors. There are no televisions or phones-nothing to distract from the experience. The waiters are friendly, not formal, offering a people-pleasing style of service. In other words, it’s inviting. “I’m hoping …

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Review: Indy—K2

The Indy is a great pair of skis for the beginning skier who is just getting hooked on the sport. The ski’s Catch-Free Rocker profile will hold firm through turns on hardpack, and its 70mm waist will keep the ski light and nimble. This elevated tip and tail assures effortless initiation at slow speeds, stability …

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