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Tips and Tricks

How to Pack a Weekender Like a Pro

How do you avoid an unnecessarily heavy travel bag? Our editor weighs in on the top tips for packing a weekender well.

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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.

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.

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 Scotland 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.

The Restaurant Issue
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.

Photo Essay
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.

The Belize Issue
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,...

Apocalypto
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...

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...

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 vice and enchantment, we discovered a city quivering to the beat of music and culture,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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