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Deuter Aircontact 65+10 and 75+10 Backpack Review

by Gap Year Escape

Last month was the best month of my life! I was able to fulfill my ultimate dream of visiting Cambodia. It may be an ordinary and small-time country for many, but for extreme travelers like me, who has great interest on culture and history, Cambodia is next to heaven. The sad part though is that […]

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Regatta Packaway II Men’s Leisurewear Jacket Review

by Gap Year Escape

I just learned that my current hiking jacket is about to give-up, the zippers particularly. After using it for more than a year, it’s now time to purchase a new one. I decided to venture on different brands and my colleague recommended Regatta. Personally, I’m not that familiar with their products although I’ve already read […]

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Karabar Cabin Approved Wheeled Bag Review

by Gap Year Escape

I’ve had enough of situations where airline ground crews stopped me while proceeding to pre-departure area and ask for my hand carried bag to be weighed and measured. It was sometimes embarrassing as other passengers might create wrong impression towards me. Thus, I decided to purchase a travelling bag that would escape attention from these […]

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Merrell Men’s Chameleon Wrap Slam Lace Up Review

by Gap Year Escape

Although I’ve been travelling, hiking, trekking and exploring this realm for more than 2 years already, I admit it remains a challenge to find a good pair of footwear. By good, that means something that will last a lifetime and will be able to keep up with a busy and adventurous lifestyle. This has been […]

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Patagonia Down Gilet Review

by Gap Year Escape

Last year was my first winter in UK. From a simple traveler to a photojournalist, I can say I’m really living my life to the fullest. And since I was a first-timer, I didn’t realize it would be very. Very cold – I mean, the feeling was way different than US winter. Hence, even before […]

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Gregory Savant 38 48 & 58 Backpack Review

by Gap Year Escape

After my first visit to the Great Wall of China, it made me realize that travelling is really my thing. On that note, I immediately went searching for gears and other essential stuffs I’ll need for my scheduled trips. Since I’m juggling a full-time job and my masters education, it’s a requirement to manage my […]

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Regatta Action Trousers Review

by Gap Year Escape

Finding a good pair of trousers is easy; finding a good pair of outdoor trousers for an extra-active person like me is a different story. It’s not that I’m boring or something, I just want to buy an item that I can use in many different ways. I was hoping I can find a pair […]

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Merrell Men’s MOAB VENT Hiking Shoe Review

by Gap Year Escape

This may sound crazy especially for the non-travelers, but did you guys know that it is possible to lose one pair of your shoes when travelling? Or perhaps a better question is “do you believe that you can lose one of your shoes when travelling?” I know both versions sound weird but it happened to […]

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Patagonia Tres Parka Review

by Gap Year Escape

Living in a really cold place of Oymyakon, Russia gives me enough reasons to purchase a parka, or for others – a fur coat. But more to what lies as general and acceptable reasons would be my high interest in travelling outdoors. In not the person who climbs mountains though, I prefer to walk on […]

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Regatta Packaway II Women’s Leisurewear Jacket Review

by Gap Year Escape

It pays to be always prepared for any eventualities, as weather becomes really unpredictable these days and weather reports are as unreliable as with news items on the tabloids. I did a mental inventory of the clothes and outfits I owned and realized that I still have to include in my wardrobe a wet and […]

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Gregory Z Z30 Z35 & Z40 Backpack Review

by Gap Year Escape

For the past 2 years, it has been my hobby to hike either alone or with a couple of friends during school vacations. College life can be rough sometimes and nothing else can freshen me up than being with Mother Nature. Last winter vacation my friends and I decided to hike at The Lysefjord, at […]

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Coleman Sundome Beach Shelter with UV Guard Review

by Gap Year Escape

With so many options in the market, finding an excellent beach shelter can be a source of headache. I experienced this problem when I scouted shops online. Variations come in several factors such as sizes, colors, form, materials, and strength. But my attention was caught by Coleman Sundome Beach Shelter with UV Guard due to its Ultra […]

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Merrell Men’s Intercept Trainer Review

by Gap Year Escape

  After skipping 3 invites of mountain climbing, I finally said yes to a 1-week trip after receiving the work leave I’ve been waiting for. Since schedules and itineraries are all polished, thanks to my ever-organized brother, the next thing to do is to ensure I have everything I need. Unfortunately, I don’t. I realized […]

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Does Life Get Any Better Than This

by Gap Year Escape

I’m in South Australia, a metre away from a Great White Shark surrounded by blood and bait. I’m under a woollen blanket, resting my head on a sand dune in the Sahara Desert looking up at shooting stars until I fall asleep. I’m in Guatemala and I’ve completed a 12 hour bus journey that should […]

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Gregory Sage 35 45 & 55 Backpack Review

by Gap Year Escape

There’s no better gift for a traveler than a sturdy and high quality rucksack. I’ve been searching about 3 malls already to find the perfect rucksack for my brother but I just can’t find “the one”. After checking over the internet for a couple of minutes, I immediately found it – the Gregory Sage rucksack. […]

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