iPad Pro & Acc.

I would be remiss if I didn't talk about our tech! You may wonder, "If you're all the way in NZ, in the middle of knowhere, how are you even keeping up with this blog"? As a former Apple Expert I knew the full gamut of possible combinations I could bring to work on a website. The problem was, which combo!? A small laptop is the go-to for most. The reason we didn't go with a laptop is two major reasons, it's a target for theft and it's expensive with high repair costs.
Just before leaving the sates Apple announced a new iPad Pro with 10.5" screen. We had decided on an iPad Pro before the announcement due to it's power, portability, and functionality. We returned our 9.7" iPad Pro and got the 10.5". To accompany the iPad we got the Apple Pencil for David, the leather saddle brown Smart Cover, and Apple Smart Keyboard. The Smart Cover and Smart Keyboard combo gives us complete flexibility for blogging and video watching. The Keyboard Cover is great, but we woud've found it to be too cumbersome for the amount of movie watching we do. This combination lets us be productive when we need to be, and easyily tuck it away when we're not. The pencil was a no brainer for David. The maps we post with sketches and lines are all done through Adobe's creative apps with Apple Pencil.
We've been very pleased with the iPad Pro and it's accessories. We use it every day. A few other accessories that we use with the iPad: Apple Music, World Travel Adapter Kit, and iCloud Drive.

Ethan M.

Good To-Go

When choosing any of our products we of course sourced as local as possible. LL Bean was the destination for most of our goods, as well as REI, and Nomads on Commercial St. in Portland, ME. But, when it came to dehydrated gourmet meals, we had the opportunity to get it right from our back yard! Good To-Go is located right in Kittery, ME. Being from Portland I not only appreciate buying locally but also excellent food. The ability to take gourmet food with you on the trail and have it prepared in seconds (and by someone who can't make toast without burning it) is invaluable. You can find these delicious meals at almost any outdoors shop in Maine, from LL Bean to REI. You can also take a peak at their full menu at goodto-go.com. So the next time you're heading to the woods grab a few packs of Good To-Go, because "roughin' it" shouldn't be that rough!

Ethan M.

UE Roll

The Roll by Ultimate Ears is the perfect travel speaker. With water proofing up to 1m (for 30 min) and 360 degrees of sound, you know this speaker can go anywhere. This unique color was exclusive to Apple, but you can find vibrant colors at ultimateears.com. The unique strap on the back allows for full portability. Strap it to your bag, waterboard, anything, and you've got the soundtrack to your adventure wherever you go. The best part? It retails for only $99.99.

Ethan M.