The age of the Internet and social media has allowed us to live our lives vicariously through other people from all over the world. From scaling mountains to reveling in the sights and sounds of the biggest cities, the world is never more than a couple of online taps away. But even with all this technological wonder, seeing the world, for one’s self is much more than seeing it on a screen.
With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time to get out, face the world, and experience it firsthand. But of course, you’re going to need the proper gear to get going. Urbanize, a lifestyle store for the urban adventure and beyond, is the perfect place to get started. Whether you’re going to exotic forests or conquering undiscovered city spots, they’ve got you covered. They’ve got everything from bags, storage, accessories from brands like Pacsafe to Artiart to even their own Urbanize label.
If you’ve no idea where to go, don’t fret — your Instagram feed is all you need. There are countless FOMO-inducing accounts out there, but not quite like those of Javi Cang, Alexis Tsoi, Patrick Martin, Benj Ramos, Raniel Hernandez and Paolo Cuarteron. These ‘grammers have been all over the place and then some, and a peek at their well-curated galleries of breathtaking travel photos are a testament to that. They’ve climbed mountains, chased waterfalls, and captured it all for us to see — ain’t no mountain high enough, after all. We gathered all six of them and asked them about their travel plans for next year, and they’ve included everywhere from Palawan to the base camp of Mount Everest. Jealous yet? Well, as Benj’s motto goes, “Never live vicariously.” Sounds like something worth including in your New Year’s resolutions.