Tag Archives: Top Tips

Found! The BEST USB Car Charger

ZUS Review

  When we decided we were going to embark on our indefinite 4wd trip round Australia we knew there was going to be a lot of equipment we would need. After pondering over all the crucial things to consider when planning an Aussie road trip (such as where to sleep, how to eat and what […]

5 Backpacking Essentials That Will Save You Money

Backpacking Essentials That Will Save you Money

  A key part I’ve found in actually being a successful budget backpacker is a little organisation. I know, call me totally crazy, but getting a bit prepared with the right stuff, in terms of some backpacking essentials, before you set off on your adventures can actually save you a bit of cash on the […]

3 Best Headlamps for Backpacking

3 Best Headlamps for Backpacking

A good headlamp is quite simply one of the key essentials you need to purchase and pack when embarking on any travels. Incredibly useful as a reading light, for seeing during power cuts, when camping or for safety purposes, a good headlamp is as versatile and handy as it is hands-free and practical. Granted, fashion […]

10 Best Apps for City Tourists

10 Best Apps for City Tourists

  Having been a latecomer to the smartphone world (I reluctantly swapped my beautiful brick of an old phone for one less than a year ago!) I’m now a fully-fledged lover and devotee of the smartphone revolution. Never is this more apparent than when I’m on the road; it is as a traveller that wonderful […]

How to Choose the Best Womens Hiking Boots

How to Choose the Best Womens Hiking Boots

  Let’s be honest ladies, hiking boots are never going to be fashion item number 1! They are, however, always going to be incredibly useful, especially when travelling the globe. From Nepal to New Zealand, Namibia to Norway, womens hiking boots are a good, practical choice of footwear in all sorts of situations. So, if […]

Delights & Difficulties of Travel Friendships

Travel Friendships

  Surely one of the greatest joys of travelling is the meeting of new people. Often, when I think back to the best places or happiest adventures I’ve had when travelling, brilliant, new and exciting friendships are at the centre of them. Go on, think of a great travel memory … I bet one, if […]

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 […]

Cheapest Ways to Buy Foreign Currency


One of the things I really advise you do before the start of any international trip is buy some currency for the country you’re visiting. It really helps to have a bit of local money when you arrive in a destination. For example, you may need to pay for some food or transport before you […]

Rules for Returning Home (After Travelling)

Returning Home

  As a serial nomad and therefore a practiced returnee, let me tell you that coming back home after a long travel is never easy. Time and time again it is hard for us global wanderers to land back where we began – a sense of dread often proliferates as we seem to be venturing […]