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Nov 16 2016

8 Stocking stuffers for the traveling gentleman

It's getting close to the holidays and Christmas shopping will be upon us soon. In an effort to ease the pain of shopping for the men on your Christmas list (men can be notoriously difficult to shop for), I've compiled a list of eight great stocking stuffers that any stylish traveling man will love. Manly men on the go need gifts they can take with them when they jet to their next destination.  Grid-It – $14 The Grid-It System is an elastic organization system for electronics and personal items made of a...

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Dec 14 2015

Christmas Gifts for Travelers

If you have a frequent traveler or someone with an upcoming trip on your Christmas list this year, you may be tempted to get them something that will be useful for them on the go. Has your sister been talking your ear off about how excited she is to take pictures on her trip to Germany over Christmas? Or maybe your best friend mentioned they want to upgrade their headphones before they have to fly across the country?   Traveling is always exciting and there are tons of gadgets to help make...

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Sep 12 2015

Easy Travel Favorites By prAna

What’s the most important thing you look for when you’re planning outfits for travel? Comfort? Style? How do you find a good mix of both, especially when you’re traveling to a hot climate like Southeast Asia? Find a great brand and stick to it! prAna makes quality products with fair trade material that lasts, so you can count on your clothes to make it through your travels.   If you’re heading somewhere warm for the holidays this year (lucky you!) now is a great time to score some major deals on summer...

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Jun 25 2015

The DROID Turbo by Motorola (Pushing The Limits Of Smartphone Photography)

I love travel photography. You probably already know this from my previous posts but I often take between five hundred to a thousand photos a day while traveling. Ever since my last long term excursion I have been upgrading my travel photography gear to keep up with the growth of Poplar Travels and as I hone my travel photography skills, I am always looking for the newest and best thing to add to my travel bag. About a month ago I reviewed a phone that, at the time, was the newest...

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Jun 04 2015

Dripthat Social App For Travel

As you already may know, over the past year I have been quite the social media addict. On any given day I am active on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook but I also use another platform that you might not be familiar with. Dripthat is a new social app that enables you to combine video and photos into “drips” which can be shared instantly with your friends or the public and also over a stretched amount of time. This might sound a little bizarre, but I have been testing this new...

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May 20 2015

Travel Gear Test: LG G4 Smartphone

The past few weeks I have been testing out a new piece of travel gear that I’m sure will make waves when it is made available to the public. The G4 is the newest top tier smartphone from LG and I’ve been testing its functionality, aesthetics, and features thoroughly during my recent travels. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="4554,4553,4550"] Upon first opening the box I was surprised at how nice the phone actually looked. Its gunmetal accents and light brown, stitched leather back give it a sophisticated aesthetic. It was a great match for my...

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Apr 01 2015

Philip Parker Navy Sydney Watch Review

Philip Parker Watches is a Swedish watch company specializing in high quality slim watches under the influence of clean Scandinavian design. All their watches feature premium Swiss movement and come in a variety of case tones and strap colors. The Philip Parker Navy Sydney I tested has a red white and blue nato strap with a silver plated stainless steel case. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="4248,4249,4250"] Design The Watch arrived in a sleek black padded box. The first thing I noticed when I tried it on was how thin the watch case was. The case...

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Mar 31 2015

A Great Small DSLR Backpack For Travel

Before we embarked on our most recent adventure through five countries in Southeast Asia, we had to carefully choose what gear we were going to bring. We decided to only travel with carry on luggage and began to research what to do with our camera and all its accessories during our travels. We were sick of putting our small DSLR bag inside a larger backpack, so we decided what we needed was a small, durable camera backpack that could fit multiple lenses but still qualify as carry-on luggage. We have used...

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Carry-on Essentials: What To Pack To Stay Comfortable on Long Flights

Long flights may signify the beginning of a well-deserved vacation, a short business trip or a big move. No matter where your plane is taking you, the flight itself is seldom a highlight of your trip. However, just because you are stuck on an airplane for hours doesn’t mean you have to be miserable. We have flown around the world from Los Angeles to Bangkok and back to D.C., and a little preparation helps make our flights not only tolerable, but smooth and comfy! With a few carry-on essentials packed in your bag you will...

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Feb 06 2015

6 Stylish Carry-on Bags For Your Next Trip

An easy way to step up your travel style is to upgrade your accessories. The number one travel accessory is, of course, luggage. Lately we have been traveling carry-on only (which we highly recommend), and we’ve grown quite fond of our freedom from wheels. If you’re investing in quality luggage as you should be (not a lesson you want to learn the hard way; nor is “old luggage should be replaced before it breaks,” trust me), you’ll be stuck with it for a while. If you’re a frequent traveler you’ll be...

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Jan 01 2015

The Best Wireless Mouse For Travel: Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse

The new year marks the new age of tech reviews here on Poplar Travels. We are currently reviewing dozens of travel technology products so that we can help guide you through the vast ocean of techcessories. For the past few months I have been testing the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse in various travel situations with my MacBook Pro. Here are the results: [gallery type="rectangular" ids="2819,2821,2820"] The Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse is exactly as the name describes. Ultra thin and sleek, at first glance it resembles a space age ouija planchette rather than...

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Dec 29 2014

The Latest Tech Accessories From Zagg Tested By Poplar Travels

The new age of tech accessories (techcessories) from Zagg is upon us. As you may know, Zagg is the maker of my favorite Ipad keyboard, that I am currently using to send emails while I write this post. A while ago our friends at Zagg sent us some new gear to test out the Poplar Travels way. After over a month of rigorous testing, here are the results. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="2809,2804"] Invisible Shield GLASS The new line of Zagg screen protectors includes the GLASS screen protectors which, as you might have guessed, are...

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Dec 18 2014

SleepPhones: The Most Comfortable Headphones For Travel

What saves you on long flights? For me, it’s getting sleep and listening to music. With standard ear buds or bulky headphones, it’s hard to do both at the same time and usually that is exactly what I want. Enter SleepPhones, the amazingly comfortable headphones made for sleeping. I honestly don’t know how these didn’t come into existence a long time ago or how I’ve managed to go this long without them. I tested out the SleepPhones Classic Breeze for the first time during our 24 hours of traveling from the...

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Dec 11 2014

The North Face Ultra Fastpack: The Best Hiking Shoe For The Perpetual Traveler

I’ve always been an outdoorsy person. Whether I’m in the mountains, at the beach, or in the city, I can always find some time to take in some fresh air. I have found over the past few years that because of the various climates and terrains that I find myself in, I tend to have a large variety of shoes and boots. About a year ago, as I was planning my departure from a normal career and taking a step into travel blogging, I made my first trip to New...

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Travelers

For the travelers on your list this holiday season, we broke our guide into categories: stylish, frequent, tech, and adventurous. Whether you're looking for something for a friend who constantly travels for business or your cousin off on her first backpacking trip, this is the ultimate holiday gift guide for travelers. The Stylish Traveler Style doesn't stop when you leave for a trip. Stylish travelers are always on the lookout for travel accessories and clothing that don't look like travel items. Utility, organization and multiple-use products will be at the top of...

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Should A Fanny Pack Be Your Next Travel Purchase?

I’ve struggled with a slightly embarrassing closeted desire for a fanny pack for a while now. The trend, usually reserved for ravers and unfortunately dressed tourists, just seems like too good of an idea not to take advantage of. Who wants to carry around their iPhone while sight-seeing? So, should a fanny pack be your next travel purchase? “Pockets,” you say. Oh yeah, the funny thing about womens’ clothes is they are often made without those useful little features. I rejoice whenever I find a dress equiped with pockets and even...

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