Photo Essay
Lisbon, Porto and Pedras Salgadas

Photo Essay: Summer in Portugal

If a visit to London is European Vacation 101, and Paris is 201, Lisbon is a seminar-level adventure. GP contributor Ross Belfer demonstrates why with his photos from a summer visit to Portugal.

The Latest

Traditional Japan at its Finest

72 Hours in Kyoto

As the former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is filled with more than 1,600 Buddhist temples and hundreds of Shinto Shrines, and has a restricted skyline dominated by imperial architecture.

2015 Travel Issue
25 Best Places to Travel in 2015

The Adventure List

Travel is the desire to be changed -- to go, engage in a place, assimilate into its rhythms and quirks, and return home with its fragrant intoxication still swirling around in the brain. For 2015, these places are where we want to be changed.

Seasonable Picks for Seasoned Travelers

Wardrobe Essentials for a Life on the Go

These are the premium accoutrements to any journey, the picks that come from the refined palate of the guy who's putting six figures of flight miles on the books each year.

The Virgil To Your Dante

The Best Travel Guidebooks for Every Journey

Everybody needs help when in a foreign place. And there's no shame in owning a travel guide. In fact, it's encouraged. Choose one of the below guidebooks to be the Virgil to your Dante as you feel your way through a new world.

Unique Travel Guides via Algorithm

DELI Scatters the Tourist Herd

DELI is a free web-based app that offers users tailor-made travel advice for both visitors and locals with ranging interests. Based in Amsterdam, the service plans to expand mid-2015.

The Scotland Issue
Cracking Scotland's Largest City

72 Hours in Glasgow

Glasgow: where you can visit a 600-year-old university one moment and pound lagers at a blues bar the next.

The Restaurant Issue
An Ontario Staple Is Highway 11's Best Stop

At Webers Burgers, It’s Not Just About the Burgers

Mike McParland, now 67, has been working at Webers Burgers since he was 16. An estimated 300,000 visitors stop into the grill on their way up and down Ontario's Highway 11 -- but it's not because of the burgers.

Photo Essay
Lisbon, Porto and Pedras Salgadas

Photo Essay: Summer in Portugal

If a visit to London is European Vacation 101, and Paris is 201, Lisbon is a seminar-level adventure. GP contributor Ross Belfer demonstrates why with his photos from a summer visit to Portugal.

Seeking Providence
An Original Colony Gets its Swagger Back

72 Hours in Providence

At first glance, Rhode Island is right up there with Delaware in terms of states we forget exist, but Providence is an exceptional place to spend a long weekend.

The Belize Issue
An Offshore Account

Photo Essay: Diving and Decompressing in Belize

After a long and fairly uneventful dive on an unnamed reef out in South Water Caye, I clambered aboard Splash Belize’s dive boat, shed tanks and weights and stripped off my wetsuit. The big diesels rumbled to life and Captain Malcolm steered toward a small island in the distance. As we drew closer, I could make out a few small panga boats and some activity on the beach. Then came a distinctive smell: barbecue.

Oh, the places you'll go!

Where to Hide: Surviving Five Apocalypse Scenarios

So, you've been invited to participate in an apocalyptic event? What to wear, what to bring, who to party with; all important decisions. But the really important choice is where you're going to experience this life-changer (life-ender?). The "where" selection is strongly influenced by what type of apocalypse you're getting walloped

Tactical dressing

Massif Collection

Clandestine ops are about blending in; fashion is often about standing out. The Massif Collection ($145+) brings military-grade construction to fashion-forward designs, creating a wardrobe of jackets, pants and shirts that work in the Hindu Kush and the cushy lounge.

Four wheels short of a dog RV

Mountainsmith K-9 Cube

Think about how much joy your pooch brings to your life (except for that time he chewed up your bespoke wing tips -- that was bad). Well, there's a way to pamper him that doesn't involve dressing him up like Beverly

From birthplace, to race

Bentley Grand Tour | Part 1: Crewe to Mulsanne

Visiting a foreign country is always an experience, but doing it behind the wheel of a bespoke, high-performance automobile like the $200,000+ Bentley Continental GT leaves a deeper impression than usual. To say that the GT has presence is an

End of a terror

Zombie Mall Experience

Like you, we've watched the brain-eating zombie apocalypse theme get played out -- zombie movies, zombie television programs, zombie costumes, books about zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is only slightly less tiresome than Austen's original). However, Wish brings a fresh

Travel gets personal again


Yes, you’re right, there’s more than enough travel booking sites on the Internet, but if we could just hold your attention for a few seconds, you may want to check out Superfly. Its unique engine uses all of your various

Cidade Maravilhosa

72 Hours in Rio de Janeiro

Preface: Recently, on an invitation from our friends at Veuve Clicquot, we ventured 4,800 miles south to Rio de Janerio, or what its Portuguese forebearers serendipitously misnamed River of January. Seeking insight and photographic proof of Rio's reputation for both

Travel sheets to the wind

Travelon Toiletry Sheets

We can deal with the TSA airport security shuffle but the frenzy to keep grooming items down to the correct but annoyingly small 3 ounces is all but intolerable. To cut back on some of that hassle, consider using the cool

Insightful sightseeing

Herb Lester City Guides

For most people, the term travel guide triggers visions of stout books, stuffed to the margins with 10 point font and the occasional over-saturated color photo. Boutique firm Herb Lester and Associates rebels against this stereotype by working with exceptional

Domestic Delights

The New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada

When go-to resources like Travelzoo and Jetsetter are just a click away, it's tough not to let wanderlust get the better of you and your real world budget. Thankfully, there's plenty of gems right in our own 9,400,000 sq mi backyard

Paradise...rain or shine

72 Hours in Costa Rica

Glancing down for a moment, my eye caught sight of the orange glow of the speedometer. The readout hovered at 50 km per hour. My head did the rough conversion as a fat drop of rain streaked across the plexiglass

Pacific Pirates

[vimeo 26694098 w=650 h=365] When murmurs started to circulate that Fiji was set to receive some of the biggest swells the island had seen in 20 years, Billabong organized a crew of top surfers including Dean Bowen, Scardy, Nick Vasicek, and Mikey Brennan to capitalize on the rare opportunity. The entire

9,000 miles away, a paradise of adventure

3 Weeks in Sri Lanka: Serendipity and Happy Accidents

Editor's Note: Gear Patrol Correspondent Jason Heaton was dispatched 9,000 miles from Minneapolis to Sri Lanka with the goal of chasing down as much adventure in three weeks as possible. As you'll read below, he didn't disappoint. On a dusk

GP goes on location for our first travel gear review

9 Days in Vietnam, 9 Gear Essentials

Want to be taken away? Well, you must consider Vietnam. Take everything you've come to know or partially understand about the country as you've seen through the mass media and turn it all on its collective head. This picturesque sliver of

Show off your travel itch

Luckies Original Scratch Map

Mankind has been in the business of documenting adventures basically since writing was developed. Names like Darwin, Dickens, Jefferson, Melville, Roosevelt, de Tocqueville, Steinbeck, Swift, and Roosevelt, did it, and there are plenty more where that came from. With the hectic

Because It's Time to Stop Packing with Ziplocks

Temple Dopp Kit

Temple's soon-to-be-released Dopp Kitt ($55) is a great looking upgrade for those of you wanting to class up your travel gear. Its amazing rugged looks come from re-claimed WWII era canvas that's been weathered, aged, and reborn into a bag.

Tame Your Packing Mess

Flight 001 F1 Go Clean Travel Bag Set

Packing before a trip tends to be easier because everything that goes into your luggage is "supposedly" clean. Once you've worn everything on a week-long vacation though is when things get tricky. The shoes you took to the beach still have grains

Old Ruck Come Anew

Altadena 802 Daypack


The Altadena 802 Rucksack ($275) is a new backpack that looks old, and that's a good thing because it looks damn good doing it. It's a top loading tube shaped ruck, with a zip open pocket on the top flap.