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Bobby Backpack Review // The Best Anti Theft Bag for under $150

Bobby Backpack Review // The Best Anti Theft Bag for under $150

This page contains affiliate links meaning Big World Small Pockets may receive a small commission on any purchases at no extra cost to you. Are you looking for the perfect day bag for your next overseas trip or perhaps the best carry-on for your next long-haul flight? Do you want to combine this with making […]

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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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7 Great Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Hiking

By on March 6, 2017 in Gear, Hiking, Travel Tips, Wellbeing on the Road with 0 Comments
7 Great Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Hiking

When it comes to hiking we all know that we need a good pair of boots, a high-quality sunscreen and a backpack that holds all of the essentials. However we often neglect one of the most important things we need when hiking. Yes whether it’s a day trip or a multi-day trip, you also need […]

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The Complete Female Backpacking Australia Packing List

By on February 23, 2017 in Australia, Backpacking, Budget Travel Ideas, 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 Perfect Protective iPhone Case for Your Next Travel Adventure

By on February 16, 2017 in Gear, Reviews, Travel Tips with 0 Comments
The Perfect Protective iPhone Case for Your Next Travel Adventure

As a travel blogger who has just been living out of a 4wd, adventuring around the most remote parts of Australia for the best part of 8 months, I know how important it is to protect your electronic devices when travelling. Be it the red sands of the Outback, the wild waves of the Queensland […]

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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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Water-To-Go Filter Bottles: Are They Worth It?

Water-To-Go Filter Bottles: Are They Worth It?

Filter bottles have been around a while now, listed and recommended on pretty much every travel, outdoors and hiking website. I’ve seen plenty of videos boasting how amazing filter bottles are, how long they last and unlike their plastic water bottle counterparts, how little they impact our environment. I’ll admit, until I started enjoying walking […]

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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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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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Great Eco friendly Gifts Every Traveller Wants

By on July 4, 2016 in Gear, Reviews with 10 Comments
Great Eco friendly Gifts Every Traveller Wants

Let’s be honest (because it’s basically a fact) nothing says holiday like a great pair of sunglasses. Whether you’re off to ski in the snow or swim in the sunshine, an amazing pair of sunnies – as the Aussies like to call them – is a must-have travel accessory for everyone. I wouldn’t dare even […]

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