Packing

10 TREKKING KIT ESSENTIALS

Trekking Kit – 10 Essentials for Every Long Hike

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 of life’s stresses. Just being… Read more →

Wondering what trekking kit you need? Before you spent too much or pack to little, here's the 10 trekking kit essentials you should take on every long hike.... Read more →
The ultimate travel packing list - with packing tips and packing hacks it's the only travel packing checklist and packing template you'll need

The Only Packing List Template You’ll Ever Need

I’ve used this packing list template 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 I’m away for longer. And if you’re looking to pack carry-on only, focus on those items with a * next to them. This list is suitable for a wide variety of… Read more →

This printable travel packing list with packing hacks and packing tips is perfect for short trips, carry-on, long trips, all destinations and climates.... Read more →
Long haul flight essentials

15 Long Haul Flight Essentials: What to Take Onboard

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. Here’s my list of long haul flight essentials. 15 Long Haul Flight Essentials 1. A collapsable water bottle If there’s one thing… Read more →

These 15 long haul flight essentials can make the difference between a comfortable long haul flight and hours of discomfort and frustration mid-air.... Read more →
50 Best Travel Books of all time

50 Best Travel Books of All Time

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 to travel when you can’t… Read more →

What are the 50 best travel books of all time?From popular titles to some more obscure suggestions from my own travels, these are the best travel books ever... Read more →
Best Backpacks for travelling

Best Backpack for Travelling: The Ultimate Guide

There are a lot of articles on the internet about the best backpack for travelling, so why read this one? Because I travel. A lot. I quit my job in 2010 and have been backpacking around the world ever since. From epic round-the-world trips to summers in Europe to long-stays in cities and weeks trekking through jungles, I’ve packed and re-packed more… Read more →

What is the best backpack for travelling? Genuine backpacker review of top-loaders, backpacks with wheels, travel packs, daypacks, cabin-luggage & suitcases... Read more →
Best gifts for travellers

Best Gifts for Travelers 2017

Updated for 2017 What are the best gifts for travelers? When I had a static location and endless cupboards to stash my possessions (instead of a nylon rucksack for my home), gift shopping for me was much simpler. These days, as family and friends watch me select clothes based on weight and drying speed, I can understand the trickery they face as… Read more →

Never buy a dud gift again with these 40 best gifts for travelers written by a travel expert. Updated for 2017.... Read more →