Provisions: Stuff for travel and recreation

Stojo Collapsible Cups cost $14.99 and can be stored in your back pocket.
Stojo Collapsible Cups cost $14.99 and can be stored in your back pocket. Courtesy of Stojo

A guide for what you need to buy, read or consume to enhance your recreation and travel experience


“Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes”


Timed to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service, this exhaustive 400-page hiking guide covers our National Parks from Acadia to Zion. In some cases, such as the Grand Canyon, author Ted Alvarez makes an effort to include less-trod trails, such as Powell’s Plateau, a pine-forested beauty above the Colorado River.


Stojo Collapsible Cup


Yeah, disposable coffee cups: Our environmental side tsk-tsks their use, but our lazy/practical side still gladly accepts them. A new 12-ounce collapsible cup called Stojo can assuage our guilt. This BPA-free plastic cup scrunches to fit in your palm and can be easily stored in your carry-on bag, backpack, even your back pocket.

The List

“10 Cruises That Should Be on Your Bucket List”

1. The Arctic

2. Southampton to Southampton: Around the World in 120 Days

3. Galapagos

4. India

5. Seychelles (wildlife reserves)

6. Holland America’s 57-Day, 11-Country Europe Adventure

7. South America (Ushuaia to Cartagena)

8. Botswana Safari Cruise

9. Alaska’s Inside Passage

10. Antarctica

Compiled by Sam McManis/