50 Best Travel Books of All Time

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What is it about a book that can transport you to a new destination in just a few pages? Whether you’re planning a trip or just dreaming of taking one, picking up a book about travel – or even a book that has such an evocative setting, it has the same effect, it’s one way … Read more

The Best Travel Backpacks – Tried & Tested

There are a lot of articles on the internet about the best backpack for travel, so why read this one? Because I travel. A lot. I spent over 6 years as a digital nomad living out of a bag, and for the most part, that bag was one of these backpacks. From epic round-the-world trips to summers … Read more

What are the Best Shoes for Travelling?

During four years as a full-time wanderer, I’ve been on an endless search for the best shoes for travelling. From trekking to every day wear to smart shoes that travel well, here’s my tried and tested review of the best travel shoes.  Note: Guys, this article works equally well for you too…except you might not agree … Read more

10 Best Travel Gadgets For Your Trip

With my next big trip coming up, I have packing on my mind. I’ve previously written about the 10 Travel Essentials I Wouldn’t Travel Without and I’ve also shared my experience of downsizing to carry-on luggage. Given that around one-third of my travelling gear (in size and weight) is made up of gadgets and their … Read more

Downsizing To Carry On Luggage – Step by Step Guide

Indiana Jo by ferry with large backpack

I vividly remember sitting in the empty shell of my house after the removal men had taken away all but my last possessions. The only items that remained were my bed, which would be collected the next day, and a spare-room full of stuff I’d explicitly told the men not to touch on pain of … Read more

What is the Best Mosquito Repellent?

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After years of full-time travel, often visiting mosquito ridden countries, I’ve tried almost every mosquito repellent on the market. When I first wrote this post, I was about to travel to Gambia and Senegal and planned to put some repellents to the test. I trialling a DEET based product, Repel 55, and a natural product, Incognito, and this … Read more

The 10 Travel Essentials I Wouldn’t Travel Without

pink padlock on a backpack

As I pack my backpack for the last time this year, wondering why I’ve bought so much fresh coffee to take home, and what on earth I need to throw away in order to fit it into my bag, it occurs to me that after two years of travelling, there is very little in my … Read more