Provisions: Travel stuff you need


• Kodak PIXPRO SP 1 Action Camera


GoPro is not the only game in town when it comes to shooting video mounted on your handlebars or the brim of your helmet. Venerable Kodak has released its reasonably priced multiuse portable HD video camera with wireless connectivity. They say it’s durable too – waterproof (to 32 feet), shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof – needed when you take a dive bombing the downhills through a rock garden on your mountain bike.


• “The Cool Impossible,” by Eric Orton

$26.95; New American Library, 251 pages

Eric Orton has ridden on the shoulders of “Born To Run” author Christopher McDougall all the way to publishing his own book, subtitled “The Coach From ‘Born To Run’ Shows How to Get the Most From Your Miles – And From Yourself.” The title sounds mystical, but it’s really more of a how-to book, with drills and exercises to improve your times.


• Kit’s Organic Fruit & Seed Bars

$17.99 (box of 12);

You knew it was only a matter of time: Clif’s Bars latest venture is for the gluten-free crowd – the soy- and dairy-free, as well. So much for what it doesn’t have. What’s in the bars? Flavors range from coconut and sesame seeds to cherry and pumpkin seeds. Our favorite: lemon vanilla and chia seeds. It’s one of the rare gluten-free products that’s tasty.


• “The 12 Best Places To Enjoy the Outdoors in S.F. (That Aren't Dolores Park)”

The snarky website The SFist gets serious with their picks for enjoying the outdoors in San Francisco:

1. Baker Beach

2. McLaren Park

3. Crissy Field

4. Sutro Heights Park

5. Ocean Beach

6. The Presidio

7. Bernal Heights

8. Alamo Square Park

9. Golden Gate Park

10. Jane Warner Plaza (The Castro)

11. The Embarcadero

12. South Park (South of Market)


Erin Lightfoot (@ELadyfoot): “The aisle seat: the seat on the plane that allows everyone to a-- check you as they walk down the aisle. #travelfail.”

— Compiled by Sam McManis,