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Fast vs. Slow Travel & Why Sustainability Should Matter To Every Traveler

Fast vs. Slow Travel & Why Sustainability Should Matter To Every Traveler

From a ‘meager’ 421 million passengers in 1974 to more than 4 billion in 2017, the exponential surge in air travel over the past 50 years is a symptom of an industry that’s become infinitely more accessible to people across the globe. But just as the travel industry has opened up and become a boon for the masses, pressing questions around its sustainability have started looming large. Consider for a moment that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has forecast the total number of passengers flying by plane annually to reach 8.2 billion in 2037. This has huge implications for...

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How Arcido’s Genius Laptop Holder Protects Your Gear

How Arcido’s Genius Laptop Holder Protects Your Gear

I swear by my laptop when it comes to productivity. It’s by no means the perfect device but it’s an important tool in my workflow, and I generally take it with me whenever and wherever I travel. All my writing, video editing, and photography work get done on my 13-inch MacBook Pro, making it an indispensable tool in my creative arsenal. Perhaps you’re in a similar position, using your laptop as a daily driver that you need to carry with you at all times. In the past, I’d often find myself a little concerned about protection, though. Travel bags that...

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Digital Detox: How To Set Limits on Screen Time

Digital Detox: How To Set Limits on Screen Time

  The average adult now spends almost 7 hours a day looking at screens, but for younger people and digital nomads, this number may be higher. From morning until night, we hardly take our eyes off our smartphone, laptop, or tablet devices. Although tech is an incredible tool for productivity and living a life of freedom and location independence, the evidence that it is causing harm to our health and wellbeing is clear. You can probably already feel these effects and are looking to find ways to cut down on your screen time. Here are a few simple steps to...

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Why We Decided To Design A 28L Pack

Why We Decided To Design A 28L Pack

I recently spent a month travelling around Europe and decided to carry out an experiment. This time, I would leave behind my trusty Akra backpack and take something smaller. I wanted to see if I could use a smaller pack and still fit everything I needed, so I set out to travel for a month with Saxon: the smallest backpack in our carry-on range. Could I get by with just a 23L pack for a relatively long trip? It wasn’t just a case of survival -- I actually really enjoyed the experience! The advantages of taking a smaller pack were...

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7 Reasons Why I Ditched a Suitcase for a Backpack

7 Reasons Why I Ditched a Suitcase for a Backpack

For my first big trip abroad, age 18, I hauled a giant suitcase halfway across the world, settled into my beachside hotel, and realized how immobile I was. Ever since then, it was obvious that a backpack was a more versatile and simple way of traveling long distances. Almost everything a suitcase can do, so can a backpack, but with a number of other advantages. There’s a reason why full-time travelers are called backpackers; these are the elite adventurers who have tried everything and discovered what works best. Assuming that you are young enough and fit enough to carry a...

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Why We Use Magnetic Buckles On Our Bags

Why We Use Magnetic Buckles On Our Bags

The anatomy of the Arcido backpack speaks to our core values as a brand; efficient yet stylish, functional while still maintaining an air of sophistication. Because of this, we’ve done away with everything that we deem to be surplus. You won’t find anything out of place or unnecessary on an Arcido pack. Instead, you’ll find thoughtful and considered touches, a nod to the emphasis that we put on precision which all starts at our factory. Amongst these considered touches and neat features is something that you might miss completely if you’re not paying close attention: Magnetic buckles. Specifically, magnetic buckles...

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The Path To Minimalist Travel Starts With A Backpack

The Path To Minimalist Travel Starts With A Backpack

For as long as you’ve been traveling, perhaps you’ve been trained to do things a certain way. Pack certain things. Use a certain bag. You know, the one with wheels that you see all so often in departure halls and luggage carousels? Now, we’re not knocking the old Rollaboard, but as a brand focused on keeping you, the traveler, efficient – we’re firm believers that a backpack can enhance your travel experience. We’d go so far as to say that using a backpack is an exercise in minimalist travel. Perhaps you’ve always thought of minimalists as an odd bunch who...

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A Different Way of Living: Interview with Outsite Head of Community, Rebecca Males

A Different Way of Living: Interview with Outsite Head of Community, Rebecca Males

Travel is in Rebecca Males’ blood, having blogged her way around the world since 2011, writing content for the likes of Buzzfeed and Skyscanner. From an early age, she wanted to do things differently. Rather than connecting work to a specific location, an office in one particular city, Rebecca’s career has been built around the idea of earning a living remotely. Despite taking a non-traditional approach, Rebecca has succeeded in a career she is passionate about and excited about. Now, she is helping others to achieve a similar lifestyle. Outsite is a provider of beautiful and bespoke co-living and co-working...

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