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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 →