Wellbeing on the Road

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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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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10 Lessons Learned From My 8 Month Vegan Road Trip

10 Lessons Learned From My 8 Month Vegan Road Trip

8 months living on the road, in a car, without a kitchen can be a hard job for anyone to manage. If you’re a vegan and a health nut like me however, it can be one of the toughest parts about travel. But I’ve done it and I’m still alive, and I’m still healthy! So […]

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How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

By on September 8, 2016 in Musings, Wellbeing on the Road with 20 Comments
How Travel Taught Me Not to Wear Make-Up

So here it is, I don’t wear any make-up. Ever. This isn’t some great aggressive stance I’m taking on this issue, it’s just a fact, plain and simple. I don’t own any make-up, I don’t spend any money on it; I don’t really even give it any thought. It’s as if, make-up for me, doesn’t […]

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6 Travel Tips to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

By on April 18, 2016 in Travel Tips, Wellbeing on the Road with 4 Comments
6 Travel Tips to Help You Stay Healthy on the Road

Trent Matthews is a serial traveller and the resident nomad over at myfirstbackpack.co, an online backpacking equipment store based in Sydney. These guys aim to bring the best in travel gear to their fellow Aussie travellers and to encourage more people to get outside and see the world. They work with ethical suppliers where possible […]

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10 Reasons to Try 10 Days of Silent Vipassana Meditation

By on January 18, 2016 in Wellbeing on the Road with 8 Comments
10 Reasons to Try 10 Days of Silent Vipassana Meditation

I first heard about 10 day silent Vipassana meditation courses when I was travelling in New Zealand back in 2008. These free guided meditation courses offer 10 day experiences of near continuous meditation and silence in dedicated centres around the world. At that stage, aged only 23, the idea of 10 days of silence seemed just […]

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Discovering FREE Guided Meditation Courses Around the World

By on November 5, 2015 in Budget Travel Ideas, Wellbeing on the Road with 0 Comments
Discovering FREE Guided Meditation Courses Around the World

It was during a trip to New Zealand back in 2008 that I first heard about the free guided meditation courses of Vipassana. Taking place in dedicated centres around the world, these 10 day retreats are conducted in silence and offer a step-by-step chance to learn a very specific sort of meditation technique. The man […]

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DEET-FREE Mosquito Repellent You Can Make Cheaply at Home

By on September 14, 2015 in Money Savers, Wellbeing on the Road with 4 Comments
DEET-FREE Mosquito Repellent You Can Make Cheaply at Home

As something of a sun worshipper, I always seem to be gravitating to warmer destinations as part of my globetrotting adventures. There’s only one problem with places that enjoy hotter climates however – the mosquitoes enjoy them too! Not only that, but these pesky little nibblers also enjoy ME far too much as well. Whether […]

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10 Important Things to Look For When Buying Travel Insurance

10 Important Things to Look For When Buying Travel Insurance

If you’re anything like me, then all the admin associated with travel can both really bore you and really stress you out! However, after years of preparing for trips, I’ve gradually become more equipped to deal with this challenge, probably because I’ve also become more practiced and therefore more knowledgeable. Never is this more apparent […]

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Top 10 Budget Travel Items for the Health Conscious

Top 10 Budget Travel Items for the Health Conscious

As part of my series on how you can make your journeys round the world happier and healthier, I’m bringing you my list of the Top 10 Budget Travel items for the Health Conscious. Make sure you’re fully prepared and able to have the best trip possible by including some of this great items on your packing list. Packed […]

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