▪ Camelbak Forge travel mug
$30 (16 ounce); $29 (12 ounce); www.camelbak.com
Camelbak has ventured well beyond its initial hydration pack and water bottle market. Now, with the “Forge,” it’s targeting travelers and commuters with a “premium” travel mug with double-wall vacuum insulation that promises to keep drinks warm for four hours. It’s got a self-sealing lid that’s great for reducing spillage, but it takes a while to master the push-button lock.
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▪ Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket
This is not your usual bulky down jacket. The Ghost Whisperer weighs in at 7.7 ounces and can easily be bundled up in our pack during the warm part of the day. It’s water-resistant, with inside cuff seals that keep out moisture. Plus, it’s got a really cool name.
▪ National Geographic’s Top 10 Nocturnal Festivals
1. Noche de la Primavera, Mexico City, Mexico
2. Noche de Brujas, Veracruz, Mexico
3. New Year’s Eve, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4. Chichibu Yomatsuri, Chichibu City, Japan
5. Lantern Festival, China (various cities)
6. Tet, Vietnam
7. Laylatul-Bara’ah, Pakistan
8. Jani, Latvia
9. San Juan, Spain
10. Summer Solstice, Glastonbury, England
Must Be Nice (@MustBeNiceVIP): “Don’t reach over your fellow passenger & mess with the window while they’re sleeping … just don’t!! #travelfail #PlaneEtiquette”
Compiled by Sam McManis, firstname.lastname@example.org