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Travel Adventures on a Budget: HelpX and WWOOFING

I finished university at a time when the post graduation backpack trip around Europe was on its last legs; a relic of years past when favorable exchange rates between the dollar and the franc, lira and peseta made the experience relatively affordable. In 2003, behind the strength of the euro, the...

Creeker Volunteer Project: Local Food Bank

Welcome Home On Wednesday, Eagle Creek employees took the morning off work and volunteered at our local North County San Diego Community Food Bank. Working together, Creekers packed a total of 2280 lbs. Considering the food packed and the value of the time, this approximated to 5,000 meals; feeding...

9 Ways to Incorporate Travel into Your Everyday Life

If you’re like me, you probably find yourself imagining what it would be like to travel, just for fun, about 90 percent of the time. However, if you’re like me, you find choosing the daily responsibilities, and joys, of life – a great job, kids, a partner and otherwise good things, gets in the way...

8 Tips for Surviving the Long and Whining Road Trip

Every Christmas and Thanksgiving, our family of four (boys aged 5 & 2.5) and the family dog, get the chance to spend an extended amount of time in Texas, where both sets of grandparents live. Even though a plane flight is only a two hour trip, taking our family SUV loaded with Christmas gifts...

Travel Anywhere With These Expert Packing Tips

Travel Anywhere With These Expert Packing Tips
There’s nothing quite like opening up an empty suitcase in preparation for an upcoming trip. All that possibility, adventure and fun, just waiting to happen. However, even the most seasoned travelers aren’t immune from feeling a hint of trepidation when looking back and forth between closet and...

Infographic: Pack Your Luggage Right

Infographic: Pack Your Luggage Right
What can we say, we love travel organization! That's why we invented a travel system to help you prepare for any journey. A travel system consists of luggage and accessories that meet all of your travel packing needs. With holiday travel around the corner, this guide can help you get organized and...

5 Tips to Upgrade Your Travel Experience

When traveling, an upgrade can be the difference between cramped legs, a creaky bed, and fighting for the armrest or gourmet meal and ocean views. Before you attempt to bribe the bellboy, consider these 10 expert travel tips. 1. Memberships have their perks Various airlines, credit card companies...

What to Pack for: a Trip to Ireland

From the lush rolling hills in county Limerick to the snow-capped peaks in county Wicklow to the craggy coastline on the Dingle Peninsula far to the south, the Emerald Isle boast some of the world’s most stunning topography—and some of its most unpredictable weather. No matter what the...

Packing for Southeast Asia and Beyond

There’s something magical about traveling with just the pack on your back, loose plans, and a hunger to see the world. At Eagle Creek, we call this unscripted travel. Other times, for backpacking trips that involve the backcountry a plan is as necessary as a fail-proof (and comfortable!) pack...

5 Best Mobile Apps for Travelers

There’s no doubt that mobile devices have irrevocably changed the way we travel. Ten years ago, people still relied on paper maps and made hotel reservations from phone booths. Now, you can find anything in the world (even your own house) on a Google Map and watch as a blinking blue GPS dot on your...

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