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How to Master the Art of Minimalist Packing Like a Pro

By on April 10, 2017 in Backpacking, Gear, Top 10's, Travel Tips with 2 Comments
How to Master the Art of Minimalist Packing Like a Pro

Every seasoned traveller knows the pain of packing. And never is the struggle more real than when you’re trying to condense everything you want to take in to the most minimal pack possible. I swear by only ever backpacking with a maximum of 13kg – you can read why here – but the challenge then, […]

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The Complete Female Backpacking Australia Packing List

By on February 23, 2017 in Australia, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Gear with 4 Comments
The Complete Female Backpacking Australia Packing List

Unbelievable I know, but Australia isn’t just a massive island of bouncing kangaroos and eternal sunshine. Ok, well it is a massive island and there are a lot of kangaroos, but this place is seriously diverse and you’ll probably be surprised when you get here to discover the range of climates and cities you’re likely […]

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The Ultimate Backpacking South America Packing List

By on January 12, 2017 in Backpacking, Colombia, Ecuador, Gear, Latin America with 0 Comments
The Ultimate Backpacking South America Packing List

The best thing about travelling in South America is that fact that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. And one of the worst about travelling in South America is that it’s one heck of a diverse continent. That’s because packing for such a broad range of climates, altitudes, terrains and activities can be a […]

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Looking for a Working Holiday Job in Australia? Don’t Make One of These 9 Common Mistakes

By on December 20, 2016 in Australia, Backpacking, Working Abroad with 4 Comments
Looking for a Working Holiday Job in Australia? Don’t Make One of These 9 Common Mistakes

With more and more backpackers travelling to Australia on their working holiday visa each year, trying to find a job in the Land Down Under is getting tougher and tougher. But fear not! After 2 years’ worth of working holiday job experience behind me. I’ve had a really good chance to see what works … […]

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11 Things You Need To Know About Bus Travel In Central America

11 Things You Need To Know About Bus Travel In Central America

Often thought of as the craziest continent of them all, Central America really is a spectacle of colours, sounds, music and madness! And never is this sensory overload more apparent then when trying to navigate the continent by bus! I’ve got to admit, I’m a pretty big sucker for the madness and really get a […]

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Finding the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag: 6 Great Contenders

By on November 21, 2016 in Backpacking, Gear, Reviews with 0 Comments
Finding the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag: 6 Great Contenders

A great backpacking sleeping bag is something I never leave home without when I’m packing for my travels. From the obvious uses of sleeping with it in my tent, to keeping me cosy on bus rides, to the slightly less conventional use of it as a pillow or even a jumper when it gets chilly, […]

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20 Hardest Things about Backpacking Australia

By on August 25, 2016 in Backpacking with 6 Comments
20 Hardest Things about Backpacking Australia

Backpacking Australia is often sold as the easy life. I mean, endless beach days, rocking nights in the city and in between maybe a spot of surfing, sky diving or stand up paddle boarding, what can be so hard? But I know life is never that simple and even being a backpacker Down Under can […]

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Rambutan: The Australian Backpackers You Have to Stay At

Rambutan: The Australian Backpackers You Have to Stay At

Stepping into the reception at Rambutan for the first time was like stepping into a dream! We’d just come out of 5 weeks in the bush – free camping, 4wd driving and not much showering – and suddenly here we were in what felt like a posh 5-star resort! What on earth had happened?! We’d […]

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Why You Should Never Backpack With More Than 13kg

By on July 28, 2016 in Backpacking, Gear, Musings, Travel Tips with 6 Comments
Why You Should Never Backpack With More Than 13kg

We’ve all see them, backpackers laden down with so many heavy-looking bags you can barely make out the person underneath them all. And what you do see of them looks hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. Yes, you’ve guessed it, I’m talking about the backpacker who brought way too much with them … like the ‘kitchen sink’ […]

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BEST Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

By on July 25, 2016 in Backpacking, Travel Tips with 4 Comments
BEST Travel Insurance Advice for Long Term Travellers

It’s yet again that time when I need to try and extend my travel insurance. And it’s yet again a time when this proves rather more difficult and frustrating than I had hoped! Everyone’s circumstances are different when it comes to travel insurance and mine in particular, always seem to present a number of hurdles […]

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