Thule EnRoute Escort 2 Daypack Review

Thule EnRoute Escort 2 Daypack ReviewI recently received a Thule EnRoute Escort 2 Daypack as a gift. It was a perfect gift for me since I’ve decided to start hiking again and have been in need of a better daypack. What’s more is I don’t leave home without my laptop these days and have been long overdue for a daypack with a laptop compartment.

15 or 17 inch laptop?

The description on Thule.com is a bit confusing as it’s not clear from the copy that the compartment will house a 17″ Windows laptop. It turns out that my 17″ Toshiba Satellite fits just fine, though it does stick out at the top a bit. But the point is that … Read more

Traveling in Mexico – Safety Tips

I just came back from another vacation in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta this time). As usual, it was a great time full of food, partying, great weather, beautiful sunsets, and really interesting and kind strangers. As usual, my trip was preceded with the usual warnings from friends about the dangers of traveling to Mexico.

While there is no arguing that Mexico’s homicide rate and other violence indicators are worse that those of the US, there are a couple of things to consider. A disproportionate amount of the violence takes place in specific cities. When Americans … Read more