Tag: travel

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

Top Tips for Solo Travellers

To head out alone in the world to find travel adventure is exciting, enriching, empowering and packed with the potential for the best fun you could ever have. But if you are one of those yet to try it and are still unaware of the huge rewards waiting in store for you, it is far

10 Things to Do in New Zealand…The Alternative List

New Zealand pretty much has it all when it comes to things to see and do, whether your tastes tend towards the naturally spectacular or the adrenaline-fuelled adventure experience. However, along with some of its more well known draws it also has plenty in the quirkier or downright unusual side of things too. What’s more,

A Guide to Travelling in Mexico

Mexico is technically and geographically part of North America, but anyone who has visited here will tell you it is Latino through and through. Many seem to give it a miss on the backpacker circuit – heading instead to Mexico’s Latin cousins to the south in Central and South America. This bypassing is a mystery

A Guide to Travelling in Indonesia

The island nation of Indonesia is strung like a series of emerald-studded jewels from the southern tip of Malaysia and Singapore almost to the northern shores of Australia. Straddling the equator and surrounded by both Indian and Pacific Ocean, this giant archipelago consists of more than 13,000 islands – around 6,000 of which are inhabited.

REVIEW: Snugpak Travelpak 2 Sleeping Bag

We currently stock three different brands of ‘anti-mosquito’ sleeping bag, including the Highlander Voyager and Vango Planet ranges. However, the Snugpak Travelpak was the first sleeping bag of this type that we introduced to our range. In this review I’m going to take a closer look at the Snugpak Travelpak 2 model, discussing its key

How to Make Friends While Travelling

Every single person who sets out on solo travels for the first time has a moment – sometimes many moments – of wondering if they will be lonely…if they will manage to make any friends…of how on earth they will go about connecting with others when they are exploring the world alone. This super-common concern

10 Things to Do in Laos

Land-locked and small, Laos often gets overlooked, surrounded as it is by its well-established tourist industry neighbours of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. However, Laos is packed with the fascinating and the spectacular, particularly for the traveller seeking an escape from the hordes and in search of the less-developed South East Asian experience. Dramatic limestone mountains, dense

10 Things to Pack for the Rio Olympics

If you’re travelling to Brazil for the Rio Olympics this summer, you may be wondering what sort of things you should be packing for your trip. While you’ve probably got an idea of the clothing you’ll be taking (havaianas at the ready!), there are a few Brazil travel essentials you may not have added to

A Guide to Travelling in China

Dazzling, dizzying, dimensionally daunting and profoundly alien in every way – the People’s Republic of China can be a challenging destination for the traveller. It unquestionably has the capacity to bewilder and frustrate and comes packed with labyrinthine quirks but ultimately China never fails to enchant and thrill those who dare venture into this exotic