Tools for

Click Here to Add to Your Favorites

Travel Information and Arrangements

Preparations: Luggage, Travel Clothing, Gear, Gifts,...

Tips: Photography, Packing,...

Shop OnLine  -  SAVING   Time  +   Gas  =   Money     




Biking on a Rail to Trail in the Black Hills of S.D. - (c) 2007 Ted Grellner


Bike Accessories
Bike Travel Case
Cycling Gear

Traveling by Bicycle

Bike Accessories
Bike Travel Accessories


see also:  Research - Plan Trip | Find a Sports Activity | Biking 


Hiking Gear

If you have never done any hiking (or walking as they say in Europe) you have missed a lot of natural beauty. There can be hiking trails within a short distance of virtually every major city but you might have to do a little looking to find them. These sites make that search process easy and very rewarding.

On a trip to Anaheim, CA, outside of Los Angeles, I found a hike in the Angeles National Forest to Mt. Baldy. It turned out to be challenging in the beginning but one of the most beautiful hikes I have done. The most surprising thing was how close this was to L.A. and how different the environment was from the huge urban sprawl of that major city. - a free site limited to only hiking that I have used often and found some beautiful 4* and 5* hikes. Find hikes by plugging in zip code or city and customize by location and distance from your location, degree of difficulty and time available. - another free site where you can search 40,000 trails for one near you (or wherever you plan to be).

For information about the sport of hiking: safety, preparation, necessary gear, family hiking, etc. go to the website of The American Hiking Sociey

Note: If you will be in an area where ticks are found that could carry Lyme Disease here is a good article worth the read.

See also:


Running Gear

  • MapMyRun - find:
    • Places to run
    • An event to do
    • A group to run with, etc.
  • Runner's World - 
    • Articles on where to run 
    • Find local races with RaceFinder 
    • Wirelessruntracker - Use your GPS-enabled wireless phone to map your routes automatically and record them in your free training journal!
  • Run the Planet's 'Running Route' search engine
  • for
    • Running Route Maps Worldwide and
    • custom route-mapping tool (to create your own running route)


RoadRunner Sports:

Save 10% on All Orders - at


Travel Exercise Equipment

  • Airport Gyms - "exercise on the fly": a comprehensive listing of airport gyms, airport exercise clubs and airport fitness centers in and around select popular US and Canadian airports.
  • Gold's Gym Locator
  • World Gym Locator
  • YMCA - Find a "Y" by U.S. zip code
Bob Harper:

next page:  Eating