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The Orion 25 Cooler costs $369.
The Orion 25 Cooler costs $369. Orion

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Orion 25 Cooler


For this price, a cooler had better come with fancy features such as a light inside for night use, aluminum tie-down points that double as bottle openers and four camouflage exterior colors (forest, jungle, sky and dorado). This cooler provides all that, as well as a polyethylene shell with two inches of insulation. This thing is rugged. You can even add attachments, such as cup holders and places for your smartphone and GPS locator.

The list

Top 10 Places in the World for Whale Watching

We’re bummed that our favorite spot, Point Reyes, didn’t make the list put together by, but competition apparently was fierce:

1. Seattle (Vancouver Island)

2. Kaikoura, New Zealand

3. Maui

4. Hermanus, South Africa

5. Big Sur

6. Galle, Sri Lanka

7. Husavik, Iceland

8. Los Cabos, Mexico

9. Quebec, Canada

10. The Azores, Portugal

The tweet

esb (@B20e – “Nanny, barre instructor, food blog test pro”): “Forgot hair straightener, phone charger, & all socks but don’t worry team I’ve got plane snacks on deck #travelfail but actually #travelwin”

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