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Domesticbeginnings

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Domesticbeginnings

The Final Postcard

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Deepbackyard

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Deepbackyard

At the dawn of the pandemic, when I began doing these postcards, I wrote a draft that started with the line, “I’ve never seen the Grand Canyon.”

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Drivenback

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Drivenback

On the small Atlantic island there was a small forest. The trees were ancient. Enchanted, even.

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Dampbloopers

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Dampbloopers

On Friday, we surfed early and watched the sun slowly rise, painting the underbellies of distant rain clouds a contusion purple. A storm was approaching.

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Destinybeach

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Destinybeach

“But you know,” she said, “if we’re still meeting like this on a Monday, life has turned out pretty good for us.”

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Developingbuddies

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Developingbuddies

I got to witness the results of true community building. A dozen students from the area hanging out in the afternoon sand. In real life! Tin held court, introducing everyone and offering snacks.

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Darlingbeginner

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Darlingbeginner

For me it takes incredible waves — which I get maybe 20-30 days a year — to feel the same excitement they get in 1-foot slop.

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Dynamicbbq

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Dynamicbbq

“We decided to go on Saturday and were gone on Monday,” he told me last weekend, as we sat around a long table celebrating his son’s sixth birthday.

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Dauntingbuddies

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Dauntingbuddies

On Tuesday I paddled out to a spot I’d never surfed before. The tide was wrong. The wind was wrong.

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Documentingbaggage

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Documentingbaggage

We’re packing for Portugal now and it got me thinking...I’ve written about “all things travel” except for the luggage. You know, the thing Db actually sells.

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Deliveredbig

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Deliveredbig

Last week I met up with three of my best friends for 5 days of camping, hiking, rafting and hot springs in Idaho.

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Dartingback

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Dartingback

There’s a song, a feel-good, get-outta-town folk anthem called All The Salt, in which John Craigie sings:

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Drivenbeests

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Drivenbeests

Every year more than a million wildebeest move in a giant loop around Tanzania and Kenya.

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Disneybest

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Disneybest

Since the 1994 release of The Lion King, I’ve known that “hakuna matata” means “no worries.” I’ve known every other word to the song, too. Big Lion King guy.

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Deceivingboundaries

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Deceivingboundaries

We knew taking our “big trip” during Covid would complicate things. But we also knew it would have some perks — fewer crowds, cheaper prices, supporting struggling economies.

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Dodgingboredom

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Dodgingboredom

Our flight path to Africa stopped in Turkey, so we stopped, too.

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Darlingbishkek

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Darlingbishkek

Twenty years ago — almost to the day, actually — I rode a bus into La Libertad, El Salvador, and felt like I was coming home.

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Distinctivebrew

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Distinctivebrew

Coming from San Francisco, I’m accustomed to seeing milk alternatives at every cafe and grocery store.

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Dissolvingborders

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Dissolvingborders

It’s an interesting time to be a brand that makes travel bags, because it’s an interesting time for travel.

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Distantbruises

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Distantbruises

We mostly write postcards about peak moments. Discovering waterfalls, surfing perfect waves, delightful interactions with locals. These are the reasons we travel, the highlights we dream about, and share.

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Directorsbounty

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Directorsbounty

“No shoes, no water. Just a big ol’ knife and a strong hairline.”

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Dangerbuzz

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Dangerbuzz

The worst turbulence I’ve ever experienced was in an Alaskan bush plane, flying over a snowy mountain range to land on a remote beach to go surfing.

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Droppedbombs

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Droppedbombs

Last week we officially launched our surf travel bags, The Bunker and The Shelter, in retailers around the world.

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Documentarybias

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Documentarybias

It’s easy to tease the influencer types. To laugh at the staged, outlandish things they do for photos. For videos. For the ‘gram. It’s painful, at times.

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From a Distantboat

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From a Distantboat

Do you run toward hype, or away? Do you embrace the scene, or does it make you squirm? When a new restaurant opens, will you wait in line to try it out, or do you cross the street for a known, reliable meal?

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Dabest

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Dabest

By 2012 Craig Anderson had been anointed surfing’s new style master. A darling of Kai Neville films, Craig was calm on land and relaxed on waves. Deceptively relaxed, in fact. Because anytime he was presented with a section to punt or a slab to pack, he became explosive (while never betraying his knock-knee grace).

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Differentbook

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Differentbook

There are some very talented, impressive people that work at Db. Photographers, filmmakers, professional skiers, designers and so on. One of those impressive people is Jonathan Weaver, who recently wrote The Anti Blueprint Project.

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Deviousbali

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Deviousbali

When you travel, there’s what you expect, what you plan for, and reality.

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Daybreak

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Daybreak

About a year ago, when I first started at a Db and Covid was triggering a domino fall of lockdowns around the world, I imagined what it’d be like for the pandemic to end...

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Driftingbestie

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Driftingbestie

My best friend since childhood runs a growing tech company. His wife works in marketing for a bigger outfit. They have two daughters, 1 and 3, and live in Los Angeles. Except right now they don’t. They live in Todos Santos, Mexico. Because they can.

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Differentboats

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Differentboats

This is not a bottle opener. On Tuesday we drove to the Sea Of Cortez and hired a boat to drop us on a white sand beach.

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Destinationbaja

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Destinationbaja

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous. After 12 months of being beaten over the head with Covid news, just buying the tickets was a challenge — a mighty battle between fear and desire.

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Defiantbuoys

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Defiantbuoys

For anyone that recreates outdoors, forecasts — snow, weather, wave, wind, etc. — are an integral part of our lives

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Dialingbuddies

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Dialingbuddies

I’m part of a few group text message threads. There’s one with my high school friends, one with my college friends, another with the old SURFING Mag crew.

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Debutboardbags

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Debutboardbags

Did you know I have another job? I do. It’s with Stab Magazine, a surf media company that doesn’t actually make magazines. Because the internet.

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Delgaudiobewitching

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Delgaudiobewitching

One of my favorite things is consuming media without context or expectations. To get a recommendation from someone you trust, stop them before they give a synopsis, and just dive in.

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Dingedboards (no more)

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Dingedboards (no more)

I’ve traveled with surfboards for more than 20 years. One of my worst experiences was flying to Nicaragua with two boards, arriving at my destination to find pumping surf, excitedly unzipping my board bag only to find both boards had been broken in transit.

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Delightfullyboiled

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Delightfullyboiled

Life’s all about the small, gnocchi-sized things.

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Doombuster

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Doombuster

The last few weeks in the U.S. felt like riding in a racecar that, while well built, was starting to break down.

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Distractingbillions

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Distractingbillions

I don’t want to be dramatic but this is the most important postcard I’ve ever sent.

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New Year, New Db

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New Year, New Db

On Christmas Eve we went to post a photo on the @douchebags Instagram and found that our handle had been changed to @dbjourney.

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Dreambigger

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Dreambigger

Davidbowie. Deepbarrel. Delightfulbogan. Darkbasement. Draconianbabe. Dirtbag. Delhibelly. Dysfunctionalbenefit. Deliciousbuns. Davidbeckham. Dinnerbell. Dakarbaobab. Dissapointedbaby. Demurebillygoat. Delicatebalance. Doublebackflip. Delayedbazooka. Departedboy. Donebrowsing. Discobone.

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