Tag: travel gear

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

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,

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

How to Get Through Long-Haul Flights

Taking a gap year can often mean you’ll have to endure long-haul flights, a prospect that many travellers don’t find particularly appealing. Long journeys can be made much more bearable by following a few simple travel tips, which we’ve put together to help you endure your next long-haul flight. Motion Sickness Everyone reacts different to

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

What to Pack for A Trip to Africa

Africa is a popular destination for travellers who are looking to volunteer on their gap year, so we thought we’d put together a packing list to help you decide what you should take with you on your African adventure. From repellents and nets to deter mosquitoes to appropriate clothing and first aid items to keep

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

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

Travel Adapter Guide

“Which plug do I need for my destination?” is a question many travellers ask themselves when it comes to packing their gap year essentials. In many destinations around the world you’ll find that common plug types such as type C (European) and type B (American) are in use, but this isn’t always the case in

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