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How to Maintain Fitness on Vacation

3 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars

This how-to guide will help you achieve your fitness and activity goals even while you are on vacation or away from home.

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Gear Guides

Best Backpacking Stoves: Staff Picks

26 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

Our experts recommend their favorite portable canister stoves for backpacking, plus a liquid-fuel stove, an alcohol stove and a wood-fuel stove.

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Exercise Walking for Fitness and Fun

355 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars

Learn why walking is a great way to improve fitness and health; also get tips on how to progress, technique, places to go and gear.

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Best Water Shoes of 2022: Staff Picks

5 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

From land to sea and back again, these are the top five water shoes currently available from REI.