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Jim enjoys fresh pineapple in Pedasi

Jim’s Carnival Panama Adventure Part 2

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
Carnival, Rocks the Streets of Pedasi Picking up from my surfing safari in Jim’s Panama Adventure Part 1, the great thing about no specific itinerary is you’re rarely disappointed by the events of the day. Having no expectations you’re like a leaf on the wind; seemingly caught on a ride (pausing for a moment to
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Kenny Myers shows how it's done!

Surfing Safari and Doing it Panama Style – Part 1

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
Surfing with Jim in Panama Part 1 Seems like every now and then, life forces you to hit the restart button. I had no real itinerary planned for my trip to Panama. Hell, I didn’t even have a surfboard! All I knew that turning 40 only happens just once. My only "plan" was to check-off
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Red Oxx Fair Trade improves quality of life. Here Jim celebrates the new Monkey Fist Production Facility with his Fair Trade Partners.

Fair Trade in Guatemala Checkup, Part 2

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
Return of the Monkey King 2007. Jim Markel catches up on his Fair Trade business adventure in Guatemala, where the story of the Monkey’s Fist Zip Knot is rapidly becoming the tale of the Monkey’s Fist Fair Trade. With a new production facility for his partners and above average living wages, the Red Oxx is
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Old shop in Guatemala.

Discovering Fair Trade in Guatemala, Part 1

October 9, 2008Jim Markel
On the trail of the Monkey’s Fist, 2006 When Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel traveled to Guatemala, he discovered a fair trade human interest story. It all started with those handy little cords on all of our travel bags. The ones that make it easy to pull open the #10 YKK zippers. They feel
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Oxx Master Bronze by Christopher Smith

Oxx Bronze by Christopher Smith Galleries Celebrates Our 20 Years

September 30, 2008Jim Markel
Red Oxx is proud to announce that world renowned bronze sculpture Christopher Smith has been awarded the commission for the creation of the official Red Oxx bronze sculpture. Founded in 1986 Red Oxx set forth to make the finest travel gear in the world. After over 20 years in business Perry and I thought it
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Diving at Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Face to face with Hammerhead Sharks in Costa Rica – Cocos Island Part 3

July 31, 2008Jim Markel
Jim’s Costa Rica Adventure, Part 3 Part 3 in Costa Rica. Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel survived a river run through a rainforest in part 2 of his Costa Rican adventure. Now he and cousin Shawn meet Hammerheads face to face underwater. Arriving back in San Jose after our rainforest river run, we scouted
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Sharks in Costa Rica - Cocos Island, up close and personal

Eat, Sleep, Dive – Treasures and Sharks in Costa Rica – Cocos Island Part 4

July 31, 2008Jim Markel
Jim’s Costa Rican Adventure, Part 4 Part 4, Jim’s Costa Rican Adventure. Red Oxx’s co-owner Jim Markel gets down with the barber fish, until an Oceanic Great White Shark slips in for a trim. Sharks aren’t the only thing that will raise your pulse at Cocos Island. How about the billion dollars of treasure buried
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Waterfall at Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Paddle Harder, Faster on the Pacuares in Costa Rica – Cocos Island Part 2

July 31, 2008Jim Markel
Jim’s Costa Rican Adventure – Part 2 Costa Rica Part 2 – "Like Sharks?" The ominous email proclaimed. Now that Jim’s packed and ready to head out, here’s part 2 in the next series from Jim’s adventure travel log: Costa Rican Adventure. Arriving in Florida, the check out dives were a good idea before heading
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Cocos Island - off the coast of Costa Rica

An Invitation to the Most Beautiful Diving Site – Cocos Island Part 1

July 31, 2008Jim Markel
Jim’s Costa Rican Adventure – Part I. A trip from Billings, Montana to Cocos Island, off the coast of Costa Rica, Part 1. When Red Oxx Manufacturing co-owner Jim Markel wrote about his trip to Zambia in 2003, you told us you wanted to hear more. So here’s the next series from Jim’s adventure travel
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Learn about the variety of ways you can efficiently pack your bag for carry-on air travel.

Packing for Air Travel: One Bag Part 2

June 11, 2008Jim Markel
Traveling By One Bag Demands You Choose the Right Bag, and Pack Carefully. This second article in a series written by Red Oxx co-founder Jim Markel shares how to pack, not just what to pack it in. Red Oxx offers several options to meet your carry-on bag requirements. Selecting the optimal bag will be easier
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