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1 Dec '20

Uluwatu, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 18 Jan '2011mo30 Nov '2030 Nov '20
18 Jan '20

Keramas

Indonesia
 15 Jan '203d18 Jan '2018 Jan '20
15 Jan '20

Doha

24ยฐC
Qatar
2019
 17 Sep '191mo31 Oct '1931 Oct '19
17 Sep '19

New Jersey

United States
 
 18 Aug '191mo17 Sep '1917 Sep '19
18 Aug '19

Male

30ยฐC
Maldives
 
 27 May '193mo18 Aug '1918 Aug '19
27 May '19

New Jersey

United States
 
 4 Apr '192mo25 May '1925 May '19
4 Apr '19

Canggu, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 6 Mar '1929d4 Apr '194 Apr '19
6 Mar '19

Durban

27ยฐC
South Africa
 
 9 Jan '192mo6 Mar '196 Mar '19
9 Jan '19

Cape Town

23ยฐC
South Africa
2018
 14 Nov '182mo9 Jan '199 Jan '19
14 Nov '18

Taghazout

23ยฐC
Morocco
 13 Nov '181d14 Nov '1814 Nov '18
13 Nov '18

London

9ยฐC
United Kingdom
 
 18 Aug '183mo13 Nov '1813 Nov '18
18 Aug '18

New York City, NY

27ยฐC
United States
 
 12 Jul '1828d9 Aug '189 Aug '18
12 Jul '18

Male

30ยฐC
Maldives
 10 Jul '182d12 Jul '1812 Jul '18
10 Jul '18

Kuala Lumpur

32ยฐC
Malaysia
 3 Jul '187d10 Jul '1810 Jul '18
3 Jul '18

Nias Selatan

Indonesia
 25 Jun '188d3 Jul '183 Jul '18
25 Jun '18

Canggu, Bali

28ยฐC
Indonesia
2017
 29 Aug '171mo6 Oct '176 Oct '17
29 Aug '17

New York City, NY

27ยฐC
United States
 25 Aug '173d28 Aug '1728 Aug '17
25 Aug '17

London

22ยฐC
United Kingdom
 17 Aug '177d24 Aug '1724 Aug '17
17 Aug '17

Zurich

24ยฐC
Switzerland
 14 Aug '172d16 Aug '1716 Aug '17
14 Aug '17

Dubai

37ยฐC
United Arab Emirates
 
 15 Jun '171mo20 Jul '1720 Jul '17
15 Jun '17

Maldives

Maldives
 
 16 May '171mo16 Jun '1716 Jun '17
16 May '17

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
 9 May '177d16 May '1716 May '17
9 May '17

Padang Padang Beach

Indonesia
 1 May '177d8 May '178 May '17
1 May '17

Canggu, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 26 Apr '174d30 Apr '1730 Apr '17
26 Apr '17

Ubud, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 14 Apr '1712d26 Apr '1726 Apr '17
14 Apr '17

Lembongan island

Indonesia
 
 15 Mar '171mo14 Apr '1714 Apr '17
15 Mar '17

Australia

Australia
 
 5 Feb '171mo15 Mar '1715 Mar '17
5 Feb '17

Sea Bright

United States
2016
 13 Nov '1622d5 Dec '165 Dec '16
13 Nov '16

Lisbon

17ยฐC
Portugal
 1 Nov '1612d13 Nov '1613 Nov '16
1 Nov '16

San Sebastian

14ยฐC
Spain
 19 Oct '1610d29 Oct '1629 Oct '16
19 Oct '16

Biarritz

19ยฐC
France
 
 1 Jun '161mo1 Jul '161 Jul '16
1 Jun '16

Bocas del Toro

29ยฐC
Panama
 
 1 Apr '161mo1 May '161 May '16
1 Apr '16

San Juan del Sur

32ยฐC
Nicaragua
2014
 16 Mar '1429d14 Apr '1414 Apr '14
16 Mar '14

Rome

17ยฐC
Italy
2012
 1 Jan '125yr1 Dec '161 Dec '16
1 Jan '12

Santa Teresa

30ยฐC
Costa Rica
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Has anybody encountered a travel gear mfr that intentionally makes crappy-looking gear?


by @octavient  | 8 comments

Has anybody ever encountered a travel gear manufacturer that makes gear that is solid and durable, but that is intentionally designed to look old and crappy? For international travel, I want good, durable gear, but Iโ€™m uncomfortable walking around with slick, brand-new-looking, expensive-looking gear (especially with my family in tow). Iโ€™m happy to snatch up any good used gear (reduce, reuse, recycle) that weโ€™re lucky enough to encounter, but selection is limited, and durability is often compromised. Seems like thereโ€™d be a decent market for some durable but ragged-looking travel gear. What i have in mind is luggage, backpacks, laptop cases, smartphone cases, camera bags, infant/toddler carriers, etc. Iโ€™m sensitive to the preppy fad of clueless, well-off westerners dressing up like the poor in naive but trendy mockery, but thatโ€™s not what Iโ€™m after, here. I just want good gear that doesnโ€™t put a target on my back as we traipse around various parts of the world. Anybody have any thoughts on thisโ€ฆ?

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Costa Rica

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 38° 100° 30° 85°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
    5yr
    $2,737 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Indonesia

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 44
    1yr
    $803 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • United States

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 28° 82°AQI 45
    10mo
    $3,412 / mo
    45Mbps
    ร—
  • Maldives

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 46
    3mo
    $1,231 / mo
    5Mbps
    ร—
  • South Africa

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 20° 68° 20° 67°AQI 152๐Ÿ˜ท
    3mo
    $1,762 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • Morocco

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 25
    2mo
    $1,756 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Sri Lanka

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 35° 95° 29° 85°๐ŸฅตAQI 32
    1mo
    $804 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Nicaragua

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 33° 91°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
    1mo
    $1,424 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Canggu

    Cons: - Traffic was something else! - Shiddy air quality from half the neighbors burning their trash. - The honking was super stressful, it's so loud even when you're at home or at a restaurant. - Many of the roads are really narrow which would've been fine if it wasn't for the congestion; crazy number of people on the roads. - Beaches = dog crap on your shoes, every time. - Villas get robbed super often, you read about it happening all the time on the Canggu fb page, but also saw it happen in

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 45
    3x
    $1,364 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Male

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 46
    2x
    $1,231 / mo
    5Mbps
    ร—
  • London

    How did you guys classified Penge as rich? It is one of the worst neighbourhood I have ever been in London, the ammount of people I know that have been robbed there is appalling.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 21° 70° 20° 68°AQI 31
    2x
    $4,310 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    I've lived in New York City - Brooklyn - for over 20 years. For visiting tourists, the best neighborhood to stay in is NOT Bushwick. Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Ft. Green or Brooklyn Heights is preferable. Plenty of good transportation in those areas - subway, buses or Uber. Easy access to beaches in Long Island and New Jersey. There's plenty to do in NYC. Great restaurants, Broadway plays (!), and in the summer you frequently can catch a free concert.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 111๐Ÿ˜ท
    2x
    $5,115 / mo
    38Mbps
    ร—
  • Santa Teresa

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 39° 102° 30° 85°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
    1x
    $2,937 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • Durban

    Lot's of great little eating places hidden around. the food style is much different than Johannesburg.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 23° 73° 23° 74°AQI 170๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $2,129 / mo
    12Mbps
    ร—
  • Cape Town

    I stayed in Cape Town for 5 months and loved every minute of it. The work life balance is fantastic, after work there's the beach or countless options to walk or hike, everything accessible from the middle of the city. Wifi is so so, but never had an issue to work with a sim card / mobile phone hotspot as a backup. So many great restaurants and coffee shops. I mostly worked from coffee shops, but there are also lots of co working spaces. Safety is an issue, yes, but you just have to be smart (ie

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 64
    1x
    $1,785 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Taghazout

    Well. Stayed 3 days close to the beach. Last day on the toilet and 2 days in the bed at home (Czech Rep.). Cought the famous disease from water probably. So my review is probably not objective :-). My nomadic experience about Morroco however is quite poor. Dirty, uncertain, you can't believe anyone, not feeling safe at all ... I am maybe too old for this kind of adventure :-)

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 25
    1x
    $1,186 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Santa Teresa

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 39° 102° 30° 85°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
    5yr
    $2,937 / mo
    11Mbps
    ร—
  • New York City

    I've lived in New York City - Brooklyn - for over 20 years. For visiting tourists, the best neighborhood to stay in is NOT Bushwick. Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Ft. Green or Brooklyn Heights is preferable. Plenty of good transportation in those areas - subway, buses or Uber. Easy access to beaches in Long Island and New Jersey. There's plenty to do in NYC. Great restaurants, Broadway plays (!), and in the summer you frequently can catch a free concert.

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ณ Way too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 23° 73° 23° 73°AQI 111๐Ÿ˜ท
    4mo
    $5,115 / mo
    38Mbps
    ร—
  • Uluwatu

    Uluwatu is an amazing place, in my opinion way better than Canggu and even Ubud. Why? Thereโ€™s not much traffic, beaches are amazing, thereโ€™s a significant Brazilian/Portuguese community around which reflects in ethnic restaurants pretty good and affordable. Surf culture is present, so the laid back lifestyle. Maybe itโ€™s hard to find an actual โ€œhomeโ€, I always prefer to stay in cheap guesthouses such as 3D Homestay, with a nice swimming pool. Enjoy the morning in the beach and catch the

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 31° 88° 27° 81°๐ŸฅตAQI 44
    3mo
    $798 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Canggu

    Cons: - Traffic was something else! - Shiddy air quality from half the neighbors burning their trash. - The honking was super stressful, it's so loud even when you're at home or at a restaurant. - Many of the roads are really narrow which would've been fine if it wasn't for the congestion; crazy number of people on the roads. - Beaches = dog crap on your shoes, every time. - Villas get robbed super often, you read about it happening all the time on the Canggu fb page, but also saw it happen in

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 45
    2mo
    $1,364 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Male

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ˜ก Slow
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 46
    2mo
    $1,231 / mo
    5Mbps
    ร—
  • Cape Town

    I stayed in Cape Town for 5 months and loved every minute of it. The work life balance is fantastic, after work there's the beach or countless options to walk or hike, everything accessible from the middle of the city. Wifi is so so, but never had an issue to work with a sim card / mobile phone hotspot as a backup. So many great restaurants and coffee shops. I mostly worked from coffee shops, but there are also lots of co working spaces. Safety is an issue, yes, but you just have to be smart (ie

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 18° 64° 17° 63°AQI 64
    2mo
    $1,785 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Taghazout

    Well. Stayed 3 days close to the beach. Last day on the toilet and 2 days in the bed at home (Czech Rep.). Cought the famous disease from water probably. So my review is probably not objective :-). My nomadic experience about Morroco however is quite poor. Dirty, uncertain, you can't believe anyone, not feeling safe at all ... I am maybe too old for this kind of adventure :-)

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก InternetWiFi ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun mediocre
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety mediocre
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 25
    2mo
    $1,186 / mo
    8Mbps
    ร—
  • Bocas del Toro

    Bocas del Toro is an awesome place to come and work at. There are different places to stay and work in Bocas del Toro, throughout the archipelago that offer different experiences. Some places are more remote with high speed internet service, comfortable settings just a bit far so getting into town and enjoying the nightlife can be more difficult. If you want to stay in town there are some options in Bocas Town with co-working spaces like Selinas Hostel, but keep in mind there is a lively nightli

    โญ๏ธ OverallAll 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36° 97° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 50
    1mo
    $1,889 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
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