Best Gifts for Travelers

Best gifts for travellers

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 … 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

The 10 Travel Gadgets I Wouldn’t Travel Without

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

The Art of Packing Light

    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 … Read more

13 New Year Travel Resolutions

This post started out as My Travel Wish List 2013 but I’m having real issues committing to 10 places I’d like to go this year…mainly because there are at least 100 places on the shortlist. While I typed, deleted and retyped, I did manage to come up with a slightly different list. Not where I … Read more

The Travel Gifts I Found In My Christmas Stocking

The ultimate Christmas quest – finding travel gifts I don’t envy my friends and family in their search for Christmas presents that are compatible with my nomadic lifestyle. A former over consumer turned minimalist, I have developed three important tests that I apply when I’m thinking about procuring more items: 1. Do I need it … Read more

The 10 Travel Essentials I Wouldn’t Travel Without

    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 … Read more