Why the Kelty Redwing is a better travel backpack than the Osprey Kestrel.

Today's post is about travel backpacks.  I've actually had two over the years: first, an Osprey Kestrel 38, which I probably used for about 5 years before selling it in order to buy the Kelty Redwing 44, which I have been using for about 2 years.  Osprey backpacks are well known and highly regarded, but … Continue reading Why the Kelty Redwing is a better travel backpack than the Osprey Kestrel.

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The Environmental Impact of Travel

I was recently on a flight from Rome, Italy to Detroit, Michigan when I started thinking about the environmental impact of travel. I think that it's pretty common knowledge that air travel is one of the worst ways to travel from a sustainability point of view. The best ways are obviously walking, horse riding, and … Continue reading The Environmental Impact of Travel

Italo: Cheap High Speed Train from Turin to Milan, Italy

Italy has a national rail company, Trenitalia, but there are also some private rail companies, and they can provide exceptionally good value.  One of these is Italo, which is unique because it exclusively operates high-speed trains.  I have used this service to travel between Turin and Milan several times, and it is by far the … Continue reading Italo: Cheap High Speed Train from Turin to Milan, Italy