In case you have never been to an REI, they are the bee's knees. Sadly, the closest one to where I live is 5 hours away in Atlanta. REI has so much cool outdoorsy stuff to satisfy my inner love of camping and hiking and being out in the wilderness (as long as there aren't any scary bugs, I don't do scary bugs, that's what boys are for)
Anyhoo for my birthday last week, JR gave me and Marty McFly (our pup) an awesome travel water bowl from REI for when we go on hikes together. I forgot to snaps a picture of it, but its inside the cardboard box in the picture (JR didn't know where the wrapping paper was, bless his man heart).
Any stores that aren't in your hometown, but you still absolutely love? Thank heavens for the interwebs, that's all I gotta say.