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On the Dance floor at Kuli Alma

A Crazy, Hazy Night in Tel Aviv’s Vibrant Club Scene

Blazing Beats, art house-inspired visual projections and a cocaine-like liquor: a night inside Kuli Alma, Tel Aviv’s newest nightlife hotspot.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 by, and most importantly,…

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Herb Lester Luggage Tags

It seems like everyone traveling has the same black roller bag. Herb Lester Luggage Tags (~$7) stand out and dress up that carry-on with more panache than the “Big Tag” or a random scrap of fabric, saving you from opening your luggage only to find the outsized garments of the lady who filled Row 32….

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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. While the names of the different “looks” are a bit silly, the pieces are all…

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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 Hills poodle. The Mountainsmith K-9 Cube ($60) makes the perfect holiday gift for your…

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High Roller

Smythson Watch Roll

We love our timepieces, but traveling with all our favorites tends to be a problem. Ziploc bags won’t cut it, nor will an empty cigar box — but the Smythson Watch Roll ($465) transports wrist candy safely and in high style. Finished in black full-grain leather and lined with suede, the watch roll’s soft cylindrical…

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Hold on to yer' kilts

All’s Well That Ends Well: 72 Hours in Edinburgh

Preface: When our friends at The Glenlivet invited us to don kilts and drink with them at the Speyside Whisky Festival, we removed our pants straight away. No underwear, no problem. Bring on the haggis, neeps and tatties, whatever that means, we said. We knew too that there were riches to be found in Scotland…

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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 understatement. The updated design captures the best of both worlds with its elegant lines and…

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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 take on the meme with the Zombie Mall Experience, thrusting you from mindless observer…

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Travel gets personal again

Superfly

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 travel account info when searching for flights, hotels and ground transportation to help locate the…

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Rio is Rising: 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 vice and enchantment, we discovered a city quivering to the beat of music and culture,…

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A Taste of Vietnam

We’ve already shared our experiences in the exotic land of Vietnam, but film maker Daniel Klein does a particularly good job of highlighting the country’s culinary delights. Unless you happen to have access to good Vietnamese food, or enjoy personally torturing yourself, — we’d recommend watching this visual buffet on a full stomach. $20 bucks…

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Infrastructure never looked so good

Nomo Airport Runway Screen Prints

The airport runway screenprints ($24) series from Chicago design shop Nomo combines two of our favorite subjects, design and travel, to create a unique set of wall art. Each 18″ x 24″ print is made using white ink on Steel Gray 100# Dur-O-Tone Cover by French Paper Co and depicts the runway layout of some…

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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 and amazingly convenient Travelon Toiletry Sheets ($5). Each small plastic travel pack holds 50…

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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 illustrators and designers to create beautiful guides to the world’s great cities. Each detailed edition…

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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 — and the Grey Lady can prove it. Filled with photography and gorgeous illustrations,…

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Dope Kit

Hard Graft Driftwood Dopp Kitt

Hard Graft’s Driftwood Dopp Kitt ($204) is just as style focused as the goods it’s meant to contain. The exterior is crafted from a combination of Italian suede and vegetable tanned leather, while the interior sports a water resistant, wipe clean lining. A double zipper opening makes packing bigger items like that mega can of…

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Open Road | A Year Long Journey in the 1987 Volkswagen Syncro Van

Editor’s Note: Foster Huntington is the talented force behind A Restless Transplant and the hugely popular tumblr The Burning House. Recently, Huntington embarked on an epic cross-country adventure to document unique individuals and the things they care about for his upcoming book to be released by Harper Collins. After sharing his plans with us first…

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Paradise...rain or shine

GP Excursion | Pura Vida: 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 visor of my helmet. Things sure felt faster than 30 miles per hour. Then again,…

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Pacific Pirates

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 trip was captured in this short film. Filled…

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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 drive looking for elephants, we happened upon an old goat herder on the roadside, his…

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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 a country is a true escape from some of what we’ve come to know…

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Wharf Clothing Marine Canvas Duffel

Photography by Ryan Plett of You Have Broken the Internet While most of the country continues to get buried in snow, there’s never a better time to start planning your next getaway. The new Marine Canvas Duffels from Wharf are a perfect way to lug your kit at wallet-friendly prices. Drawing inspiration from Wharf proprietor…

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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 pace of life today, many of us don’t have the time — or the…

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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. The leather detailing has also been salvaged off Swiss bread bags from the 1940s. Measuring…

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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 of sand clinging for dear life and your t-shirts all reek of sunscreen…

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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. It also accepts additional pockets that strap onto the side (shown above) providing you enough…