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What to look for in a good raincoat

What to look for in a good raincoat The winter season is in full swing and people are starting to lock themselves indoors to protect themselves from the extreme weather. As the rain and wind are picking up people are searching for their tattered old macs, or buying new ones and either compromising on style or on functionality. But this doesn't have to be the case. If you are in the market for a new raincoat there are important things you need to consider. The following article is to highlight the important traits to look out for and hopefully help you choose the perfect raincoat. Take care of the fitting Whether in an urban setting, or out in the wild, you should...

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Top 6 Countries to Travel to for Perfect Year Round Temperature

Weather is one of the most important factors when it comes to travel. There are many beautiful destinations that only stay beautiful for a few months out of the year. The rest of the time it may be frigid and painful to go outdoors in the freezing cold temperature. Or, in other climates, it could completely monsoon during the rainy season, then be so dry and blistering hot a few months later. These places require you to find the perfect “golden window” opportunity and aren’t ideal all year round. Fortunately, there are tons of great destinations all over the world that have a great temperature and climate all year round where all you really need with you is a light rain...

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A Weekend Away - The Search for the Vance Creek Bridge

On our way back to Seattle we were bundled under a blanket on the bench seat of the van, smelling like campfire and coffee. A yellow raincoat was draped over the back of the passenger seat. The windshield wipers were swishing. We had decided to get away to the woods for a weekend, despite the notorious Pacific Northwest gloom having erased the last traces of summer. The plan was simple: wrangle some wool socks and playing cards, fire up Buttercup and Shelly (the vans), and once everyone was off work Friday, head toward the Olympic Peninsula. After we changed our mind about sleeping in a grim looking parking lot, we found a wooded area close to the nearby lake to park the...

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Iceland: The Coolest Country to Visit this Winter

We often think summertime is the only time to travel - but if you think about it, there can be some serious drawbacks. Long lines for all the attractions you want to see, back sweat from the heat, and tourist trap galore - no thanks! Instead, consider going on a little holiday during the winter season. Imagine walking into an ancient cathedral or on a nice walk in a famous park and having nobody there but you and maybe a companion or two. That’s how life can be for you if you decide to visit Iceland this winter season. Iceland has beauty that’s been unspoiled by tourists - you never feel swamped like you do in so many other places. But,...

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Raincoats Types and their Varieties

Raincoats and their varieties Purchasing rainwear, simply put, is an investment. While walking/splashing/running around in the rain can be an enjoyable experience for pluviophiles (look it up!), staying dry is of utmost importance. There are a variety of raincoats available in the market, both for men and women and many people are opting to buy rainwear online, unlike previous generations that would have to go to a specialist store just to find something suitable. Let’s have a look at the types of raincoats available: Those who love camping can opt for a relatively inexpensive plastic rain poncho - cheap but effective. Those who live in cities and wear suits to work might benefit from lightweight trench -style raincoat with perfect...

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