Category Archives: Road Trip Xperience

The escape…because you can never relive a weekend…

In the city, SFO…

My X Spot™ = In the City

My X Spot™ = In the City

As you know, I love to “Xperience” life! …everything from the great outdoors to the urban landscape.

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a road trip to San Francisco, California. It was one of many treks to the city I’ve experienced over the years. While I love the great outdoors and the solitude it provides, my soul also craves the people watching and interaction with others urban life has to offer. BTW, it’s true about the beautiful women in California.

San Francisco is populated with a lot of interesting residents and it’s also a destination for many foreign travelers so you get exposed to a good variety of people and personalities. Hence, I’ve been able to meet people from all parts of the world. Interesting that they all like their libations (that could be because I meet a lot of them while sitting at the bar); Best part of that is that after a few cocktails, you’re soon conversing like you’re long lost friends.

The one thing that all foreign travelers that I spent time with had in common is that they all wanted to visit San Francisco so they could “Xperience it.”

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The Urban Xplorer Summer Xperience…

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The Urban Xplorer Summer “Xperience.”

It’s officially Summer! Sun, fun, and… (Insert your experience here) 😉

Summertime is the perfect season to get out and explore the world around you. Especially in California where the weather is ideal for experiencing the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and enriches the scenery naturally found on a warm day at the beach.

Rightfully so, Tahoe promotes itself as the urban trailhead. It’s a destination that provides the opportunity for Urban Xplorers to either hike into the vast wilderness and camp in the middle of nowhere, go glamping next to the lake or experience the great outdoors from the balcony of their 5 star accommodations.

However, one of the best benefits of living in Northern California is the fact you could hike up a mountain top in Tahoe and experience the sunrise in the morning and on the same day experience the sunset over the Pacific Ocean sitting next to a bonfire on the beach.

We’d love to share in your “Xperience.” If you have an Xperience that would inspire others to explore the world around them we’d love to help you encourage others to do the same. You could share your Summer Xperience with UX at: http://www.urbanxplorer.com/submit-your-story/

Summertime, Xperience it.

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“Affordable Luxury”…The Urban Xplorer Xperience

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Urban Xplorer’s (UX) RT 2014 line of travel gear will be available just in time for the holidays. The perfect gift for someone who appreciates quality products that are stylish, functional, customizable and affordable (if you’re Santa Claus, you’ll appreciate the affordability factor).

The RT series is crafted with NylonUX™ brand fabric. This synthetic fabric, unlike leather which is more prone to be a breeding ground for bacteria due to its natural absorbency, enables Urban Xplorer® to offer a bag that is more ideal for travel and at a price that is referred to as “Affordable Luxury”.

Urban Xplorer’s signature vintage style backpacks, messenger style bags, and accessories provide a way to stand out among your group of friends; Especially amongst those who still lug around the same basic bag they had in grade school.

UX’s gear is designed to accommodate the needs of today’s tech savvy travelers. There are multiple, easily accessible, storage options to carry your laptop and tablet. In addition, Urban Xplorer’s innovative Rapid-Expansion-Volume Options (aka REVO) system provides a way to customize your bag according to your needs. REVO increases the functionality of UX gear via a design concept that allows owners of UX gear to add optional accessories and/or increase the bag’s internal capacity. Also, by design there is ample space to organize the other belongings needed for your travel experience.

UX’s RT series line of products can easily transition from the formal to the informal. It is gear that can be used both at the office and for a weekend road trip.

Urban Xplorer®, it’s gear that is designed to help you explore the world around you by making it easier for you to “Xperience it”.

 

The HalfPack RT is currently available in the following colors: Brooklyn Bronze (Limited Edition), Electric Burnt Orange (Limited Edition), and Classic Black.

The SoHo RTBackPack is currently available in the following colors: London Grey and Mohave Tan.

Urban Xplorer® is luxury lifestyle brand offering highly functional lifestyle gear of distinction; an exceptional quality product with innovative, original design for life’s “Xplorers.”

99 bottles of beer on the wall…

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99 bottles of beer on the wall…makes me want to sing thirsty!

Undeniably, there are some good Guinness influenced escapades that originate from the 2 am last call in Dublin, CA. However, for the beer aficionado, I’m sure they pale in comparison to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland Xperience.

For those who have made the pilgrimage to Guinness HQ, the image above is probably a familiar site. It’s a picture of Guinness bottles through the years courtesy of my cousin, Mark, who is a connoisseur of all things beer and someone who is always out there Xperiencing life.

Just like all tequila drinkers have a story to tell, so do all Guinness lovers… Though after some late college nights quite often the tequila drinkers needed someone else to fill in the blanks of their story. The following commercial from Guinness seems to tell the story of the people who I know who love to drink the beer:

“The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.” …Guinness wheelchair basketball commercial

Xperience it,

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You can never relive a weekend…

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“You can always retake a class, but you can never relive a weekend.” …the rallying call in college that rationalized the impromptu Thursday night weekend road trip. And the impetus behind many of the “oops, maybe I shouldn’t have done that” stories that are so fond in my memory. If you only knew… Thank God you don’t!

The six years “in” college (Yes, I have a 6 year degree) or should I more accurately say “enrolled” in college, were memorable. Did you ever find it interesting how the life experiences stood out more than the formal college classes and how the informal part of the college equation is something that can’t adequately be taught or learned in class, yet it is such an integral part of the college experience?

“You can never relive a weekend” is philosophy about life; about choosing to live life to the fullest each and every day and going out in the world and ” Xperiencing it.” There is a profound difference between experiencing a life with “no regrets” or living a would of, could of, should of, if only…life; constantly reflecting on a world of what might have been.

Life…Xperience it

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Xperience it…

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At a minimum, we are out to expose the Xperientialist lifestyle… However, our ultimate goal is to inspire people to “Xperience it” …to live it.

In today’s world someone could become a virtual expert in just about anything while lying in bed and accessing the internet. It reminds me of the armchair quarterback; the self-proclaimed “expert”.  We all (..the rest of us) know that to become an authentic expert at anything you need to experience it first hand. That is why we champion the life of the “Xperientialist”; someone who experiences life to the fullest and believes that life experience is the basis of all knowledge. They live by the creed I know, because I do. Only until we have experienced something first hand can we truly understand and appreciate the experience. Until then we’re just commentators on the sideline.

Based upon that belief, we’ve created a brand that embraces the perspective that “you can never relive a weekend.” A brand that helps you escape and experience life. Think about it, friendships are developed over time and the “Oops maybe I shouldn’t have done that” stories are always more interesting than the “I wish I had only…” ones.

“Xperiencing it” doesn’t necessarily equate to jet setting around the world. It could include anything from wingsuit sky diving to something as simple as a night out with the boys, savoring the complexities of a truly refined bottle of craft beer or single malt scotch with friends or the weekend road trip.

To quote the famous singer, song writer, philosopher, Tim McGraw “Live like you were dying”…

Xperience it

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