The Best Carry On Luggage For Every Trip Type

Open the storage cupboard in my house and it’s stacked with luggage. As someone who’s a frequent flyer, I’ve gathered a lot of suitcases over the years and I now seem to have one for every kind of trip. From lightweight carry on to hard shell luggage, to soft travel packs that squeeze into airline … Read more

What To Pack For Costa Rica (with Printable checklist)

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Not sure what to pack for Costa Rica? It can be a challenge because this beautiful, diverse Central American country has everything from tropical beaches to cool mountain towns. My list covers all eventualities. Below, I’ve separated your packing essentials in case you’re focusing on just one trip type, whether that’s hiking and adventure or … Read more

Does IPL at home work? Philips Lumea Review

Does the Philips Lumea work? I googled this extensively before I bought my IPL machine and, I couldn’t really get a straight answer. So I decided to go ahead, buy one and write a review myself.  It’s taken me over a year to write this. Not because I’m lazy…or because I’ve been sat at home … Read more

What to Wear in Lapland – A Snow Trip Packing List

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I hate the cold, which is why so many of my friends and family were surprised to hear that I was going to Lapland. When I explained that I’d agreed to the trip at a New Year’s Eve party, AFTER midnight and a barrel-full of wine, my decision made more sense. But in the cold … Read more

25 Easy Tips for Packing Lighter For A Trip

Packing light can seem like a herculean challenge if you’re the kind of person who’s regularly paying excess baggage rates. Yet many of the how to travel light tips will have you packing two weeks’ luggage into a palm-sized rucksack. Don’t worry, there is the middle ground. What I have for you is 25 quick … Read more

Safari Packing List – What You Need To Take On Safari

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Perhaps it was because I flew to South Africa just after New Year, and my brain was still addled with sherry, but I didn’t give a great deal of thought to my packing for my safari. I just threw a handful of ‘adventure’ items into my bag and pointed myself towards Johannesburg for my month-long … Read more

11 Travel Gifts for Yourself

Gift and baubles with text: Travel Gifts for Yourself

With the gift giving season right around the corner, why not add a little gift for yourself to your shopping list? Perhaps you’re still receiving gifts from your oh-so-brief but still not forgotten Bieber phase? Perhaps you have a generous benefactor who’s landed a pot of Christmas cash in your lap. Or perhaps you just … Read more

Trekking Kit – 10 Essentials for Every Long Hike

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Putting together your trekking kit? Wondering what to put in your backpack? Read on for the 10 trekking kit essentials to pack for every long hike… Ever get that feeling that the mountains are calling? Whether you are an avid hiker or a novice, a trip into the mountains is an amazing answer to many … Read more

Printable Packing List For All Trip Types – Updated 2023

The ultimate travel packing list - with packing tips and packing hacks it's the only travel packing checklist and packing template you'll need

LINK TO THE FULL PRINTABLE PACKING LIST AT THE END. To see all of my favourite travel packing items, check out my Travel Store on Amazon. I’ve used this packing list for a 14 day trip and a 14 month trip. The difference: I take my clothes to a laundry service about every 2 weeks when … Read more

21 Useful Essentials For Your Long Haul Flight

I fly long haul a lot, so it’s a good job I’m one of those people who loves flying. Still, what you take on board a long haul flight can make all the difference to your flying experience. I’ve created this list over years and now they go into my hand luggage every time I … Read more