Meet My New Travel Companion – Jennie

I’ll be honest I normally travel with a rucksack as my hand luggage on flights or a weekend away. Even though my rucksack is practical, it is not really the most stylish. Also, as a 35-year-old woman maybe a rucksack is not the ideal luggage to be using? Therefore, I would like to introduce you to my new travel companion – Jennie. Advertisements


Preparing For A Long Journey – What Do I Need?  

Where possible I try to avoid long journeys because being cooped up in a car or a train or plane for hours on end can be and usually is the most boring thing on the planet but often a necessary evil, especially when I want to explore far-flung places. However, after years of taking them, I have now got my preparation and packing list down to a tee to ensure my journeys pass a quickly as possible in a safe,…

Guest Post: Why I Always Wait Until the Last Minute to Pack for A Trip

I know what you’re thinking. Packing last minute is just asking for disaster before vacation. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! Of course, there are definitely things you should prepare for ahead of time like your reservations and lodging accommodations, but packing does not have to be one of them. In fact, it can be the least stressful part of preparing for vacation.

How To Pack Smarter, Not Harder, Before Your Holiday

Many people rush through holiday packing only to find when they arrive that they have forgotten some essentials, and they never wear that certain outfit they packed “just in case.” This can be avoided by packing smart. The best strategy to pack smarter is planning ahead. Here are a few practical packing guidelines to travel light and efficient.

How to Organise Your Suitcase Before Packing It

Most people love to travel…but hate to pack. We battle between overpacking and forgetting something essential. We struggle to make it all fit. Travelling for something other than a holiday is even worse because it adds a whole other list of things to bring. Before your next departure, follow these simple tips to help you organise your suitcase before you even put anything in it!

Travel Tips – How To Pack Valuables In Your Cabin Luggage

Air travel may be a convenient one, but it is not necessarily relaxing, particularly for those who carry valuables. We are big advocates of not carrying things that hold a high monetary or sentimental value. But if you do have to travel with such things it is vital you keep them close to hand and pack them in your cabin luggage. Whether it is a long international flight or a domestic one, you have to be on your toes all the…

The Backpacks, Bags and Cases We Use When Travelling

Recently a number of readers and bloggers alike have asked questions along the lines of ‘what is the best backpack?’, ‘what suitcases stand up to the test of being chucked around when checked in?’, ‘what is a great bag to use as a carry on?’ etc. There are a number of amazing backpack, bags and cases out there and there are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right one(s) for you. Your height, build and personal preference…

How To Choose The Right Backpack and Pack Light?

The more you travel, the more you’ll hone your skills at being able to pack light. It is mostly because at one point you’ve realised that travelling with a lesser or a lighter load makes you concentrate more on the destination and less on your belongings. If you are becoming more of a frequent backpacker than a seasonal tourist, you will understand it is all the more important. Let us go through some useful tips that will help you pack…

Back to Summer: What To Pack For Your Winter Sun Getaway

Let’s be honest: while it can be enjoyable to sink into all the seasonal delights of winter, we know in our heart of hearts that we’re all craving a little bit of sun. That’s why it’s also a good idea to zip away from the chill and go for a winter break to a hot destination. Whether it’s Australia, South Africa, Dubai or Florida, no one ever regrets topping up their tan when the January blues are setting in back…

4 Things You Should Always Remember While Travelling

Travelling is an amazing way to experience new things and to enjoy a break from work and your daily life. You want everything to work out just so, with no wasted time, but planning the perfect trip can be incredibly difficult. So how do you do it? What are the most important things to consider?

10 Practical Things You Need To Pack For A Long Haul Flight

Depending on if you love or hate flying, a long haul flight can be a dream come true or your worst nightmare but regardless of how you feel about air travel, it’s important to have a number of things at hand to make your long haul journey as smooth as possible. Even as a seasoned traveller and one that isn’t the biggest fan of flying, I have on more than one occasion forgotten to take something on board that I…

Pro Packing Cubes – Do They Really Make Packing Easier?

Planning and preparing for a trip, I think over the years I have managed to get down to a fine art. Packing on the other hand, I’ll openly admit, I’m rubbish at! For me it’s the most tedious part of travel and something I wish I didn’t have to do. I’d love to be able to live by the passport, pants and purse theory but unfortunately, I just can’t. Instead I grab my luggage, whether it is a suitcase or…

And So The Adventure Begins: The Art Of Backpacking

If you’re looking to explore the world, visit new places and have a ton of incredible experiences why not consider backpacking? You don’t need a whole lot of money to be able to go and it can really give you a new perspective of the world. Sure, five-star hotels and luxury restaurants are nice. But it’s not the same as meeting the locals, exploring destinations that are off the beaten path and getting back to basics. As let’s face it,…

Guest Post: USA: Packing for a US Road Trip (by Plane)

You love to travel, and you love traveling to faraway places, right? I know, me too! That’s why my husband and I decided to pack our bags and embark on a coast to coast US trip, and tried doing it in a month’s time. However, we came to the conclusion that the Route 66, full-on American road trip with a Mustang Cabrio is not going to work, and that we won’t be able to see everything we planned on visiting.…

Planning, Preparing, Packing! Here's Our Process

Planning For me, planning a trip is almost as exciting as actually taking the trip. I have a set process for planning a trip and follow it numerous times per year. I recently received an ace Travel Journal from Marco Polo which I have used to plan our upcoming trip to Madrid. It has loads of pages to fill with information about what to see and do! Perfect for someone like me who finds it difficult to be spontaneous!