For blister prevention-try Injinji Toe Socks

Injinji Toe Socks

Made from 70% micro-fine merino wool, 25% nylon and 5% Lycra the seamless Injinji Toe Socks felt silky smooth and were a pleasure to touch. A size Medium fit my size 9 foot perfectly. I pulled them on and a couple of toes tried to get in the same slot, but after a little manipulation I got them all where they needed to be. Surprisingly, the sock felt comfortable and my toes were happy.


Moaning Cavern Adventure Park-Zip line thrills and cave walk

Zip line aunch pad shack (Steve Mullen)

I was enjoying the thrill of a zip-line at the multifaceted Moaning Cavern Adventure Park in Calaveras County, but instead of the traditional semi-sitting position, which we had already done, my husband and I elected to go Super-style for our second ride. I loved the sensation of flying with no ropes visible beneath me, and feeling calmer on the second ride, could look around and enjoy more of the scenery.


Lightscoop—a lightweight alternative to complicated diffusers for the traveling photographer


The Lightscoop offers an alternative to bulky, expensive diffusers for consumer SLRs with a built-in pop-up flash unit. It’s a clever, simple product that softens harsh lighting indoors.


Get ready for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco

Oracle Team AC45 boats streaking toward San Francisco

The excitement is already building in San Francisco among sailors, spectators and sports enthusiasts of all stripes in anticipation of the America’s Cup finals to be held two years from now on September 7-22, 2013 on San Francisco Bay.


Drakesbad Guest Ranch, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park, home to fumaroles and boiling pots, is a hotbed of activity in the summer and the rustic Drakesbad Guest Ranch is the perfect place to take it all in.


SugarSync brings cloud computing to the traveler

SugarSync, a California company based in Silicon Valley, can put anyone in touch with important documents from their home or work computer, a boon for travelers.