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10 Things to Pack for Australia

Australia has so much to offer backpackers, so it’s really no surprise that it’s a popular starting point for many gap year adventures! So what should you pack for a travelling in Australia? Of course your passport, currency and essential travel documents all go without saying, but here are a few Australia travel essentials we would…Continue reading10 Things to Pack for Australia

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REVIEW: Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP65 Travel Backpack

Pacsafe was founded by two Australian travellers back in 1998 and has since become the leading manufacturer of anti-theft backpacks and travel accessories. Their Venturesafe EXP65 travel backpack is arguably one of the best anti-theft backpacks for travelling and also includes several comfort and organisational features, making this a good all-rounder for any trip. First Impressions…Continue readingREVIEW: Pacsafe Venturesafe EXP65 Travel Backpack

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Top 5 Sleeping Bags for Travelling

When it comes to packing for your gap year, you’re faced with the dilemma of fitting everything into your backpack…So it’s understandable that choosing a sleeping bag can be tricky, and some people may even consider travelling without one to save on space. However, sleeping bags don’t have to be bulky, in fact, there are…Continue readingTop 5 Sleeping Bags for Travelling

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Top 10 Travel Accessories You Think You Don’t Need

When you’re shopping for gap year travel gear you will probably come across a few products and think…”what’s the point in that?!” For some products you’re probably right in thinking they’d serve no purpose during your trip and would end up being a waste of your limited travel budget, but we’re here to explain the practicality…Continue readingTop 10 Travel Accessories You Think You Don’t Need

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Reasons to Buy a Sleeping Bag Liner

When it comes to buying all the essential items for your trip, you may think that a sleeping bag liner is overkill…but these little beauties aren’t purely used as a removable lining for your sleeping bag, and there are a number of reasons why you should consider buying a sleeping bag liner for your gap…Continue readingReasons to Buy a Sleeping Bag Liner

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Top 10 Gap Year Gadgets

When it comes to packing your bags for your gap year, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got all your clothes, medication, tickets and other backpacking essentials to keep you going during your trip. Once you’ve got all the essentials checked off your list, you may want to consider investing in a couple of handy travel…Continue readingTop 10 Gap Year Gadgets

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Gift Ideas for Travellers

Have a friend or relative who is lucky enough to be heading off on a gap year? If the answer to this question is yes, then you are most likely planning on buying them a gift for their trip…but what is the best present to buy a traveller? We’ve put together a list of useful items,…Continue readingGift Ideas for Travellers

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What to Pack for Interrailing in Europe

Due to the increase in flight costs in recent years, many travellers are choosing to spend their gap year in Europe, and with the huge list of countries on the interrail route, travellers often find themselves spoilt for choice when selecting their next destination! If you’ve decided that interrailing sounds like a good fit for you, you’ll be wondering what…Continue readingWhat to Pack for Interrailing in Europe

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How to Care for your Travel Backpack

It’s the travel companion that stays with you, no matter where your journey takes you. Enabling you carry all of your clothes, essentials and other important travel accessories from hostel to hostel, so it’s important that you give it some TLC during your gap year…We’re of course, talking about your trusty travel backpack! Travelling can…Continue readingHow to Care for your Travel Backpack

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Caribee Jet Pack 65 Travel Backpack Review

Caribee describe the Jet Pack 65 backpack as a lightweight and versatile travel pack, loaded with features found in more expensive packs. This certainly makes the backpack sound appealing to travellers wanting quality features, without breaking the bank…but how good is the Jet Pack range? Well, we’re about to find out! First Impressions Ok, first…Continue readingCaribee Jet Pack 65 Travel Backpack Review

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Top Security Accessories for Travellers

When travelling it is important to keep both you and your gear safe. Now there’s no point going overboard here, as bags covered in locks are bound to draw the attention of thieves, but there are a couple of handy accessories on the market that can keep you and your stuff more secure. Cable Locks…Continue readingTop Security Accessories for Travellers

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What are the Standard Features of a Sleeping Bag?

When it comes to buying a sleeping bag for travelling, it’s best to do a spot of research first to ensure you’re familiar with the standard features that are expected of most sleeping bags. Then there are the handy additional extras that can come in useful during your trip, which are commonly found on sleeping…Continue readingWhat are the Standard Features of a Sleeping Bag?

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Brazil Survival Guide – Safety Tips & Advice

Brazil is the largest country in South America, spanning across more than half the continent and is the 5th largest country in the world! Although notorious for it’s high crime rate throughout it’s major cities, over 150,000 British nationals visited Brazil in 2012 and most of these visits were trouble free. This South American gem…Continue readingBrazil Survival Guide – Safety Tips & Advice

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Lifeventure Travel Towel Review

We sell a number of travel towels including ‘softfibre’ and ‘microfibre’ options and with so many options available, how can you possibly know which one is right for you? I decided that this week, I would review Lifeventure’s softfibre & microfibre towels and talk through the key features to help you make a more informed decision,…Continue readingLifeventure Travel Towel Review

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A Guide to Mosquito Nets for Travelling

Mosquitoes present a whole host of problems for travellers, from painful and itchy bites to much more serious, life-threatening diseases. So whether you’re visiting a country with a high risk of Malaria or often find yourself the main course on an insect’s menu, ensuring you have taken steps to prevent bites and insect-borne disease is essential to keeping…Continue readingA Guide to Mosquito Nets for Travelling

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An Introduction to Travel Sleeping Bags

It’s well known that travellers need to keep the size and weight of their gear to a minimum, so compact and lightweight gear is the key to ensuring you can fit everything inside your rucksack or backpack! If you’re taking a sleeping bag with you, don’t fall into the trap of taking a standard sleeping…Continue readingAn Introduction to Travel Sleeping Bags

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Top 10 Backpacking Essentials

When you’re living out of a backpack for several months, you need to ensure that you have all the essentials stashed away, without going overboard and packing everything but the kitchen sink! While you need to minimise on the amount of gear and clothing you pack, having certain items with you is essential. We’ve put…Continue readingTop 10 Backpacking Essentials

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The Travel Towel, the Unsung Hero of the Travel World!

So you’re about to embark on the trip of a lifetime and you’ve packed all your travel gear into your backpack, but wait, what’s that bulky thing taking up half of your packing space?! You may well think that rolling up a towel or two from home will be sufficient for your trip, but not…Continue readingThe Travel Towel, the Unsung Hero of the Travel World!