Category: Travel Tips

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

Want some boring advice on what to take when you go away? Here’s some details on my travel accessories that I don’t leave home without. 

TRAVEL WEBSITES AND TOOLS

I get asked a lot about how to book travel. Generally I book everything myself online, which  is a simple enough suggestion, but can be fairly intimidating if you aren’t sure where to go. This is a useful list of links and pages I use when I’m planning travel, and when I’m on the road. 

BUYING A NEW PACK

I’m a self-confessed gear junkie with a healthy dose of hipster minimalist. I know, those two things don’t sound like they mesh well. When it comes to buying a new pack though, I wanted to make sure I bought one that fit my needs. No suitcases. No wheels. 

PRE-TRAVEL SMART PHONE TIPS

Given the amount of dribble and dross many of us contend with whilst wading through social media in an attempt to find those few gems that seemingly make it worth it, it may come as a surprise to some people that your smartphone can be helpful for more than just telling your friends how great your life is. 

CARRY ON PACKING LIST

Travelling is amazing. What is less than amazing is hanging around in airport lounges and planes for 30 hours with only your carry on. Especially if you find all the things you might need are in your pack or suitcase, sitting at the bottom of a stack of luggage on the other side of the doors marked “Security Checkpoint. Staff Only”. Here’s what I stuff into my carry on to make things a little easier. 

PACKING LIST

Around the table there was a friendly discussion about luggage going on. The question being, how much is too much? I call it a discussion, however it had quickly descended into derogatory remarks about strength, honour and manhood, as happens once an impasse has been reached. Here’s what I pack when I go travelling. 

FIRST AID KIT

Do I recommend carrying a first aid kit? Sure I do. You ever had to try explain that you have constipation to a pharmacist who can only speak Mandarin? Trust me, interpretive dance can only take you so far. Here’s my first aid kit list. Feel free to copy and add to it.