13 Best Outdoor Watches for Active People (2023 Buying Guide)

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If you just want to know our go-to pick for the best outdoor watch, we’d recommend the Apple Watch or the Suunto Core.  The best outdoor watches for wherever your adventures take you – from skiing to surfing, hiking, and working out. Today’s best outdoor smartwatches are more than tough timepieces – they’re mobile command … Read more

Tieks Review (for 2023): Are Tieks Really Worth the Cost?

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Thinking of purchasing a pair of Tieks shoes but not sure if they’re worth the cost? This is my honest Tieks review after owning my first pair for three years and taking them around the world with me. 

Note: this post contains affiliate links, which help run this site at no extra cost to you so I can keep providing free travel advice and tips.

When I first came across Tieks by Gavrieli from one of the many Tieks reviews on the internet, I scoffed. 

$200 for a pair of flats?! You’ve got to be kidding me. 

I was 23, working as a bartender in New Zealand, and although they looked beautiful and versatile, I just couldn’t justify purchasing Tieks on a backpacker’s budget. 

It took me four more years before I finally took the leap and purchased my first pair of shoes from Tieks.

If I’m being honest, I don’t think I had ever spent more than $30 on a pair of flats before I bought my Tieks.

I had also been a budget conscious traveler for a good six years and rarely purchased material things with hefty price tags because I always wanted that money to go towards my next trip. 

So when I hit the purchase button on the Tieks website for the Pacific Green Tieks, my budgeting anxiety went through the roof.  

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Allbirds Review: Allbirds Tree Runners vs Allbirds Wool Runners

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My detailed Allbirds review after trying out the Allbirds Wool Runners and Tree Runners. As well as a quick look at every Allbirds shoe style to compare and contrast the right one for you.

Full disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, which help run this site at no extra cost to you so I can keep providing free travel advice and tips. I also received one complementary pair of Allbirds shoes and bought a second pair for myself, but all opinions are my own. 

When I first saw an Allbirds review on a New York lifestyle blog back in 2015, I was immediately drawn to the look and style of Allbirds sneakers.

Add in the fact that they were touted as the “most comfortable shoes in the world” and I knew they were at least a shoe brand I wanted to try out in the near future.

Fast forward five years (okay, so not that near in the future).

I found myself scrolling through the Allbirds website, mouth agape, as I looked at the many styles of shoes the brand now offered.

I had been following the company on and off for the past few years, but I was impressed by how many new styles and colors of Allbirds there were to choose from now. 

After perusing the site for a while, I finally got two pairs to try out for myself – the Allbirds Wool Runners and the Allbirds Tree Runners.

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