Category: Gear & Health Advice

10 Gift Ideas for Male Backpackers

We’ve already given you some gift ideas for female backpackers, so it makes sense to give you some gift ideas for male travellers too! In this post we run through 10 of the best travel gifts for men to give you some gift buying inspiration. 1) Shaving Soap Leaves A small and extremely useful gift

10 Gift Ideas for Female Backpackers

We’ve already given you our top 30 gift ideas for backpackers, but we thought we’d hone it down a bit and also write a post on gift ideas for female backpackers. In this post, we run through our top 10 travel related gifts for female travellers with options to suit all budgets. 1) Eagle Creek

30 Gift Ideas for Backpackers

Whether you’re in the market for a Christmas gift or simply need a leaving present for a backpacker at any time of the year, our travel gift guide is on hand to give you some gift ideas for the jet-setter in your life. We’re full of gift ideas, but here are 30 of the best

Rucksack Review: Vango Contour vs Sherpa

The Contour and Sherpa rucksacks are long-standing Vango favourites, designed for multi-day backpacking and expeditions. Both rucksacks are recommended by the Scouts and DofE and are well-known in the outdoor market, but what are the key differences between the two and which is the right rucksack for you? In this review, I talk you through the

Best Money Belt Alternatives

Money belts certainly aren’t the coolest of travel accessories, but they’re pretty useful when it comes to keeping your cash and valuables out of sight, especially when you’re travelling in pickpocket hotspots. If the idea of wearing a money belt makes you cringe, you might be interested to know that there are some other alternatives

Best Deet Free Mosquito Repellents

While DEET based mosquito repellents are by far the most popular option amongst travellers, some people aren’t comfortable with using chemicals on their skin. This means many travellers are often on the look out for a more natural, DEET-free option, when it comes to choosing a mosquito repellent. The most common ingredients used in DEET-free

REVIEW: Osprey Transporter Duffle

The revamped Osprey Transporter arrived at GY HQ back in Autumn 2017, so it’s probably about time we reviewed Osprey’s new and improved duffle, which they describe as ‘Adventure-proof’. The Transporter is available in four different sizes, 40L, 65L, 95L and 130L, as well as 5 great colours with options to suit every traveller and

10 Things to Pack for Thailand

You’ve booked your flights and you’re all set for your trip to Thailand, but what should you be stuffing into your travel backpack? In this post we give you our top 10 packing recommendations for travelling in Thailand. If you want a more extensive list, covering Southeast Asia as a whole, check out our Southeast

Best Gap Year Sleeping Bags – 2018

It’s been a few years since our top 5 sleeping bags for travelling post, so we figured it was about time we updated our list. Our 2018 list includes some old favourites, which have received a revamp for 2018 and some new additions that could well be the travel sleeping bag of your dreams! So

15 Things to Pack for India

Colourful, cultural and chaotic, India is at the top of many backpackers’ bucket lists, but what should you pack for travelling in India? In this post we run through our top 15 India travel essentials and throw in a few extras for good measure! 1) India Plug Adapter In order to use appliances from home