I didn't see this post anywhere, but I might have missed it.
I know Tynan just posted his gear post, but I'd like to suggest a few things to those of you who want to change around what you have or maybe you happen to be looking for something to try out.
First of all, I use this headlamp for everything. It uses 18650 batteries, which aren't cheap, but are rechargeable. The lowest setting seriously will last as long as they say it does. The brightest setting is incredible for navigating at dark if you really need that much light. I hike at night and fell into a creek with this on my head. Thankfully I had this, because it still works without issue!
Guyot Microbites are infinitely useful for me as well. I even cook my breakfast using the spatula. They snap together, are cheap, and easy to clean.
I can probably recommend more stuff, but I'm more intrigued as to what other gadgets people out there like. Interested in anything.
(For those RSS readers who didn't check out the comments on yesterday's post,yes, it was an April Fools day hoax.)
As you probably know, when I get into anything I take it to an extreme and often unreasonable level. Now my phone is no exception.
I already had a pretty cool phone setup. I ported my cell phone number to callcentric.com, a VOIP provider, who then forwarded it to my local cell phone. There were three problems with this, though:
I love San Francisco so much that every time I return here from a trip, I resolve to stay for a while and enjoy the city. That never happens. Next week I'm going to Tahoe, then Vegas the following weekend, and then to Austin for SXSW the week after that. Cabo or Hawaii follows in early March, but in late April comes the most exciting upcoming trip: a sixteen day cruise to Rome.
Cruises are full of old people. As best I can tell, that's because young people haven't figured out how awesome and cheap they can be. In fact, I can easily say that of all the travel I've done, cruises probably represent the best bang for the buck.
Before I tell you how to get them cheap, let me tell you why cruises, especially long duration one-way cruises are amazing.
One of my favorite aspects of cruises is that they can take you to places you may not otherwise visit. For example, the cruise my friends and I are taking stops in the Azores, Seville (Spain), Valencia (Spain), Barcelona, Monte Carlo, and Rome. Without cruising, I probably would never make it to the Azores, and those southern Spanish cities are unlikely as well. They're just too remote and too expensive to come up at the top of my list when choosing a trip.