As a Florida-based travel writer who often takes cold-weather excursions, I’m always on the lookout for products that will help my wimpy self stay warm. I’m also a woman who doesn’t mind looking a bit stylish while trekking around the world. However, for me, style must also come with function. For example, if I’m sporting sandals, they need to be comfortable enough to tootle around the cobblestone streets of Madrid.
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When you decide to trek through Iceland, one of the world’s most extreme climates, I highly recommend outfitting yourself like an Icelander. In that regard, when I climbed Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, in May I made sure to bundle up in a 66°NORTH jacket. This bright red Vatnajökull Softshell uses a new fabric called Polartec Power Shield Pro.
What’s better than gliding through the barrel of a 6-foot wave? Gliding through it with a GoPro HD Surf Hero cam strapped to your board. That way, you walk away not only with bragging rights, but with the footage to prove it. That’s why when my friend told me about this itty, bitty camera, I knew I had to have one. Not only because he was so thrilled about this particular camera, but also because it’s the camera that Discovery Channel uses, too.
I’m a bit of a cold-weather wimp. Mainly because I’ve lived most of my life in the sunshine state. Needless to say, I do not have the warmest winter wardrobe. With that said, I knew I needed to arm myself with heavy-duty warm and cozies for my trip to the Canadian wilderness this past February. So, as I was packing my bags, I opted to bring along a pair of Burton Expedition Layers and put them to the test.