Author: Stefani Dawn Publish date: Mar 13, 2019 I was blindsided. It never crossed my mind that a niche product like rock-climbing approach/descent maps—the Climb-On Maps my husband, Rick Momsen, and I have been selling since 2017—would be ripped off. Was I concerned about our maps being copied by climbers who didn’t want to spend the money? Sure. Did I think professional hoodlums would go after our business? Never. But there it was: Some asshole was selling an unauthorized version of our City of Rocks, Idaho, map at Amazon.com. Last Thanksgiving, Rick and I were preparing for an out-of-What? I read the rest of the listing, which had the wrong title and info; it also said “Sold and shipped by Amazon.com,” whereas our listing reads “Sold by Climb-On Maps and fulfilled by Amazon.” Then it hit me: This was fraud. Climb-On Maps is a two-person business—me and Rick. In 2016, we quit our jobs, sold our house, and spent two … [Read more...] about Counterfeited: How Illegal Knockoffs Harm Outdoor Brands
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Angela Charlton, Peter Orsi and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press Updated 10:08 pm PST, Friday, November 30, 2018 Riot police block an avenue as protesters march against the G20 summit being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Leaders from the Group of 20 industrialized nations are meeting in Buenos Aires for two days starting today. less Riot police block an avenue as protesters march against the G20 summit being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Leaders from the Group of 20 industrialized nations are meeting in Buenos ... more Photo: Natacha Pisarenko, AP Photo: Natacha Pisarenko, AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Riot police block an avenue as protesters march against the G20 summit being held in Buenos Aires, … [Read more...] about G-20 enters final day with work to do on bridging divisions
Celebrity Cruises’ Kelly Hoppen-designed Celebrity Edge, the cruise line’s first new ship in six years, has arrived at her new home in Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades. The 2,918-passenger vessel is the first of four Edge Class vessels that Celebrity has ordered for delivery by 2022. Ripping up the rulebooks, Celebrity Edge features the cruise world's first “Magic Carpet”, a cantilevered, floating platform that can be lowered, raised and used in a number of ways – from a tender boarding platform on deck two to a restaurant, bar and live music venue atop the ship. The highly anticipated ship will begin her inaugural sailing season, alternating cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean, in December. Here’s everything we know about the innovative ship so far... It has a Magic Carpet This is the first time an extra room (the size of a tennis court) has been cantilevered off the side of a ship. It will travel 13 floors, changing venue according to the … [Read more...] about Does the ship of the future live up to the hype?
When traveling on a budget, every dollar counts. Unfortunately, the cost of airfare alone can burn a serious hole in your wallet. Don’t let that stop you from taking your dream vacation, though. According to Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir, there is a “sweet spot” to getting the biggest bang for your buck. Watch out for these signs that you’re paying too much for airfare.“The most important rule is fairly obvious: don’t wait until the last minute, as that rarely works out,” he said in a statement. “But beyond that, you also want to be careful not to buy too early.”Still, that’s easier said than done. Finding the most cost-efficient time to book is tough. Luckily, somebody did the math—so you don’t have to. Data crunchers from the online travel agency CheapAir surveyed over 917 million fares to determine the day with the cheapest rates. 12 PHOTOS 12 tips that can get you through the airport as quickly as … [Read more...] about This is exactly how far in advance you should book your flights
Emily has recently returned from an incredible 7-day Mediterranean cruise with Princess Cruises. Here’s how she got on… Laying back on my sun bed with a view of the ocean and a Pina Colada in hand, recovering from hiking the Rock of Gibraltar the day previously and looking forward to the next few days touring the vineyards of Provence and exploring the colourful Cinque Terre, I knew that travelling would never be the same for me again. The mixture of luxury and relaxation combined with the adventure of waking up in a new and exciting destination each day is what makes cruising the ultimate travel experience. The preconceptions many people have that cruises are boring or just for the older generation couldn’t be further from the truth with so much to see and do both on board the ship and at each port of call. Last month I boarded the Crown Princess for a 7 day Mediterranean Cruise with Princess Cruises. Here’s what I got up to… An overview of my 7 Day … [Read more...] about A 7 Day Mediterranean Cruise with Princess Cruises