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    LuminAID is a rechargeable and waterproof inflatable lantern.
    LuminAID is a rechargeable and waterproof inflatable lantern.

    HERE

    FESTIVAL FUN IN CONCORD, N.H.

    Thousands of music, food, and culture fans flock to Concord, N.H., for the Market Days Festival (June 23-25; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.). Now celebrating its 42nd anniversary, the three-day event in the capital city’s newly spiffed-up downtown offers nonstop entertainment, family fun, and outdoor shopping, including more than 150 food, retail, and nonprofit vendors. Musical performances can be found in Bicentennial and Eagle squares. Best of all? The festival is free. www.intownconcord.org/events/market-days

    THERE

    WILD WEST RANCH WORKSHOPS

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    Indulge your inner cowgirl or cowboy in Wyoming at Red Reflet Ranch’s inaugural Roping and Ranch Skills retreat (Sept. 23-28). Guests at this luxury resort spend five days learning roping fundamentals, cattle work techniques, and western horsemanship from expert trainers, wranglers, and riding instructors. The retreat includes access to a gym, heated pool, movie theater, tennis and basketball courts, rifle range, adult and youth climbing walls, skeet and pistol shooting, ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, zip line, and 27,000 acres to explore. After honing horsemanship skills, relax with wine tastings, ranch-to-table haute cuisine, and five-star amenities. All-inclusive rates start at $2,700 per person. 866-766-2340, red-reflet-ranch.net/

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    HIGH ARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

    Get up close and personal with Canada’s high Arctic wildlife, culture, and history on one of 13 intimate small ship cruises offered by One Ocean Expeditions. Designed to introduce international guests to remote and inaccessible northern and coastal Arctic communities, including Baffin Island, West Greenland, Spitsbergen, and the Northwest Passage, the nine- to 13-day trips allow passengers to experience wildlife as well as traditional community talents such as textile and craft production, unique Inuit games, singing, folklore, and local cuisine. Acclaimed educators, guest speakers, and guides from both Northern Labrador and the coastal communities of provincial Nunavut enhance the overall experience for the ship’s 98 passengers. Rates from $4,995. 855-416-2326, www.oneoceanexpeditions.com/voyages

    EVERYWHERE

    INFLATABLE FLOATING LIGHT

    Need a little more light when camping, hiking, or boating? Brighten your adventures with LuminAID, a rechargeable and waterproof inflatable lantern. This solar-powered device will fully charge in seven hours of sunlight. No additional batteries are needed, and it can even float in water. Its lowest setting provides up to 30 hours of LED light; folds and packs flat for easy portability. LuminAID PackLite 16 $19.99. luminaid.com/

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    PORTABLE POWER FITS INTO WALLET

    Those who need to power their phones on the go (and who doesn’t?) may want to check out LifeCard, a high-power density portable power bank by PlusUs. Approximately the size of a credit card, the lightweight and thin device easily fits into any wallet. The 1 Amp output and 1,500 mAh power can charge the latest phones 45 to 65 percent, and legacy phones up to 80 percent. Laser welded for strength and sleek appearance, they have built-in cable and LED indicators that offer hassle-free charging. Available for iOS and Android in brushed stainless steel, brushed copper, mirror polish stainless steel, and gold sheen. $42.95 Android; $49.95 Apple. plusus.com.au/product-category/life-card/

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