As travelers and bloggers, there are tools of the trade we can’t do without. Those I normally travel with are: iPad – for that quick post or immediate social network connection. Just recently bought a logitech keyboard/hardcase for it and it functions pretty much like a netbook, allowing me to use all my Apple keyboard [...]
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Recently a review is up for Gear Up and Play which includes myself, Jenny, Wynna and Elmer as well as anyone who has graciously put time and effort into the site. Many just stop by and offer a blog post and we become friends. There are many great travelers out there, bloggers, and people in the travel [...]
Announcing a new book – Be There Now, featuring a travel story first published here on Gear Up & Play! This anthology includes the tale of an amateurish kidnapping in Nicaragua, existential stories from a man lost on the flooded Amazon River at night, a woman’s amazing encounter with a grizzly, and our own Jennifer Choban’s comedic [...]
We were travelling Australia by four wheel drive – a trip which was the culmination of a dream I had had for many years, built upon the tales of a trip around Australia my father did back in his twenties. Our steed was the legendarily rock solid Toyota Landcruiser 80 series – a vehicle which for many [...]
It’s our first travel writing contest and we are excited to say, the winner will win $200 dollars toward their next adventure How fun! Note: This is a cash prize so you can spend it how you like. All cash prizes will be delivered via Paypal so make sure you have or make an account. [...]
If you travel frequently, you might notice an increasing amount of over-sized luggage in the shape of surfboards. Where are these boards going? Chances are they are going to San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica’s two international airports, both of which are just a short drive to some of the best surfing beaches in the [...]
When I started Gear Up and Play I had a dream. It was pretty simple, I wanted to quit my 9-5 day job and pursue something that would allow me the freedom to enjoy life the way I always imagined. In this dream I traveled freely, just me and my backpack, a notebook computer and [...]