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REVIEW: Snugpak Travelpak 2 Sleeping Bag

We take a look at Snugpak’s travel focused sleeping bag the Travelpak 2 which includes a built-in mosquito netContinue readingREVIEW: Snugpak Travelpak 2 Sleeping Bag

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Top 5 Mosquito Nets for Travelling

We round up our five favourite mosquito nets to take on your next backpacking adventure to keep you safe from mosquitoes and other biting insects.Continue readingTop 5 Mosquito Nets for Travelling

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Top 10 Hostel Essentials

Hostelling is a big part of backpacking so we’ve put together a handy list of 10 essential items you should take with youContinue readingTop 10 Hostel Essentials

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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…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Thailand

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10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

The two main islands and endless smaller islands which make up the Southern Hemisphere’s country known as New Zealand are packed from end to end with the most stunning scenery. From sparkling pure-white sand beaches to snowy mountains and blue-hued glaciers to lush temperate rainforests and geothermal wonderlands – it’s all here. While in among…Continue reading10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand

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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…Continue reading10 Gift Ideas for Male Backpackers

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REVIEW: Osprey Fairview Women’s Travel Backpack

A counterpart to their best-selling Farpoint series, the Fairview benefits from the same great features but with a female specific back system. I was lucky enough to test the Osprey Fairview 55 on a recent trip to Southeast Asia, so I’ll be discussing the key features, practicality and comfort of the pack in this review.…Continue readingREVIEW: Osprey Fairview Women’s Travel Backpack

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Uruguay Travel Guide

Home to the southernmost capital city on the American continent, compact Uruguay (South America’s smallest country after Suriname) is bordered by Brazil and Argentina and has long lived in the shadow of both of these traveller favourites. Tourism on a larger scale is yet to arrive here although Uruguay as a holiday destination has long…Continue readingUruguay Travel Guide

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9 Unmissable Festivals Around the World

1) Mud, Music & Magic – Glastonbury Although this music and folk festival has moved quite a long way from the ethos and intentions of its original concept, Glastonbury – the largest greenfield festival on Earth – is still something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. For five days every year (with…Continue reading9 Unmissable Festivals Around the World

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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…Continue readingREVIEW: Osprey Transporter Duffle

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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…Continue reading10 Gift Ideas for Female Backpackers

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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…Continue reading30 Gift Ideas for Backpackers

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10 Things to Do in Bangkok

Packed with millions of people, gridlocked by traffic and scorched by oppressive heat, you might wonder why Bangkok is one of the entire planet’s most visited cities. Quite what especially appeals to each individual varies but there are some elements which ensure it not only keeps travellers coming but continuously tempts back those who have…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Bangkok

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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…Continue readingRucksack Review: Vango Contour vs Sherpa

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A Guide to Travelling in Thailand

From fantastical temples which glitter in the sun to beaches which instantly satisfy any cravings for palm-fringed paradise, Thailand has all kinds of things which make it a popular destination. Its jungles, ancient ruins, culture, wildlife and landscape place it firmly in the highly exotic category but its amazing tourist infrastructure and wonderfully welcoming people…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Thailand

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10 Things to Do in Auckland

Bordered by two coasts, Auckland – although not the capital – is the nation’s largest city and home to almost a third of its entire population. As urban populations go this city’s isn’t huge – just 1.5 million – but what does make it appear so vast is the way it sprawls on and on…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Auckland

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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…Continue readingBest Money Belt Alternatives

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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…Continue readingBest Deet Free Mosquito Repellents

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10 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

An ancient walled city, hundreds of temples, a lively after-dark scene and a famous night bazaar – this and so much more make up what is now Chiang Mai and was once the capital of the great Lanna kingdom. The area surrounding this wonderful city is dotted about with hill tribes, tea, rice and coffee…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Chiang Mai

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10 Things to Pack for Bali

While I sit and reminisce about my trip to Bali last summer (woe is me), I thought I’d list some of my top recommendations for your Bali packing list. During my 10 day trip in June, I visited Nusa Lembongan, the Gili Islands, Ubud and Seminyak; however, the items on my list should come in…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Bali

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A Guide To Travelling in Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the countries often included in the South-East Asia traveller’s route and offers all of the exotic colour, culture and charming chaos which this corner of the world is both famed and loved for. Within its menu of potential adventures and destinations are nature-rich jungle exploration, idyllic tropical beaches and islands, the…Continue readingA Guide To Travelling in Cambodia

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10 Things To Do in Tokyo

Japan’s capital city, Tokyo, is a major metropolis which melds together both chaos and precision organisation while slotting ancient and decidedly sci-fi-like visions of the future side-by-side. Here you will find such imposing sights as ancient shrines and imperial palaces, have the opportunity to take part in traditional tea ceremonies or watch sumo wrestlers grappling…Continue reading10 Things To Do in Tokyo

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10 Reasons to Visit Australia

From fascinating wildlife found nowhere else on earth to white sand tropical islands surrounded by one of the planet’s most valuable natural treasures – the Great Barrier Reef; Australia truly is a one-of-a-kind destination. There are few who are not familiar with certain Australian imagery long before they even set foot here. Whether it is…Continue reading10 Reasons to Visit Australia

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USA Backpacking Guide

The USA is enormous. Cradled within its vast boundaries is every type of natural splendour and terrain possible – pristine wilderness, gleaming beaches, snow-topped mountains, other worldly deserts, spectacular natural features and formations, forests which stretch over areas as big as countries and a whole lot more. It is also home to some of the…Continue readingUSA Backpacking Guide