WHEELS UP //
Destinations, gear and insider secrets.
in My Bag //
Bear Grylls, TV Host/Adventurer
By age 23, Bear Grylls had reached the top of Everest, earned a black belt in karate and served three years with the British Special Air Service. Now 36, the host of Discovery Man vs. Wild and Worst Case Scenario, two shows that take him around the world and place him in challenging situations. When the London-based survivalist traveling on speaking engagements or the show, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shara, and their three boys on the private island six miles the coast of Wales. has no electricity or says Grylls. have to bring raincoats and Gulden
THE BAG: Bear Grylls Adventure rucksack in tough, robust, lightweight and looks
The Best Of //
Narita International Airport
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: Grylls never leaves home without his MacBook or iPhone, which serves as his camera and video recorder, and, most importantly, allows him to Skype with his family from airports. He also carries a laminated photo of his family and a bible that belonged to his grandfather. PASSPORT CASE: badge! I was made an honorary in Louisiana and use it as my wallet and passport IN-FLIGHT READING: The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible, which talks about people who have felt the presence of a mysterious, invisible companion while in extreme situations. reminds us that we are not Grylls says. IPHONE: How he stays connected to home.
AIRPORT CODE: NRT MILES FROM THE CITY: 40
international airport has long been one of the busiest hubs, and operators have been bringing the culture and comforts of downtown to the concourses for decades. Electronics, Duty Free // At Akihabara, a third of the store is devoted to duty-free prices on the latest Japanese-designed and -manufactured electronics. Want a great price on that new handicam that selling outside of Japan yet? Forgot your digital camera back home and want an international, English-language model without the tax? This is the place to get both. Showers // If showering at the airport sounds only marginally more attractive than sleeping at the airport, stop by the shower rooms and prepare to have your expectations These clean, compact pods are equipped with adjustable showerheads, fresh towels and quality you need to freshen up after crossing the $6 for 30 minutes.
TRAVEL UNIFORM: Grylls and adventure pants. They are properly tested and approved by me on Man vs. Wild, so I can rely on Grylls says. Survival Optics Sunglasses and a Bremont
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE EN ROUTE: Kitchen juices.
SHOE: Grylls likes barefoot shoes (such as the Vivo Barefoot): give me sensitivity and touch with the ground as I move and are way better for core strength and posture as well as knee Grylls says. go barefoot as much as I
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Tatsu // You eat like a Tokyo gourmet at Narita, but at Tatsu you certainly can eat like a discerning Tokyo native in a hurry. Go to the counter, order Rice Curry or the ever-changing seasonal tempura plate, then scramble for a table. Like its counterpart downtown, Tatsu is almost always full. Minter