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    Go Explore: An Incredible Upstate, NY Hike

    How-To-Wear-A-Brooks-Cycle-Backpack-1I’ve always loved being outdoors. I think it’s partly down to growing up in the English countryside: my bedroom window as a child looked out over a farm and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds beyond. My gran and I would take regular walks through the fields and down the country lanes; her poodle, Bruno, not far behind. Sometimes we would talk for hours on end and other times we would walk in comfortable silence. Now, as I sit at my desk writing this, I can close my eyes and feel as though I am right back there in those moments. Much like when I wrote about my experiences visiting Mexico for the first time over on Backpacks blog, The Journey. Having a reliable backpack was important all those years ago on our walks through the countryside, just as it was in Mexico, too. Given my love for hiking and bags, I was excited to team up with Backpacks to explore the countryside surrounding New York City. Click through after the jump to see the breathtaking vistas from my hike in Upstate, NY. Continue Reading

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    Colorful and Creative Commute

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    Sea and the City

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