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Essential Gear for Backpacking Around the World

Space All Weather Blanket

More and more travelers are opting to travel on the cheap with a backpacking trip, while this form of travel isn’t for everyone, backpacking is a great way that you can see lots of different countries without having to spend a lot on accommodations and while having everything you need strapped to your back. There are of course some essential ... Read More »

Best Mens Travel Bags

Quicksilver Luggage

Luggage for men can be somewhat difficult to find. Most men look for luggage that can carry their electronics, belongings, formal clothing and more. Quite a lot of men’s luggage also needs to have specialty slots are areas which can contain a suit, pants or dress shirts without wrinkling them. Most of these bag slots need to be specifically designed ... Read More »

Best Carry-On Luggage: Essentials to Make Your Flight Easier

Cabin Max Palermo

When it comes to finding the best functional luggage for your next trip it can be really overwhelming to look through the plethora of options which are available. If you travel often you need to have carry-on luggage which can stand up to the test of time. We have done the research for you and selected some of the best ... Read More »

The 10 Best Travel Books Featuring Southeast Asia

The Work of Paul Theroux - Photo Credit: Joe M. (Flickr)

Guide books like the Lonely Planet are great for finding out all the essential information about a place before you arrive.  However, travelogues, novels and biographies can provide an even better window into the countries you are visiting. While arriving at a new destination for the first time, with no prior knowledge of the area can be exciting and provide ... Read More »

Choosing the Tech For Your Next Trip – What Sort of Tech Traveller Are You?

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Previously we looked at the tech options for the modern traveller. In this article I want to look at how to choose what is best for you. “I’m planning a 3 week trip to Europe this summer. I was planning on taking my iPhone, a Kindle Fire to read books and watch movies, plus my laptop to manage my photos. ... Read More »

Tech Options When Travelling:Tablet or Netbook, Smartphone or iPad?

tourist using iPad to take photos

The world of travel tech is going through a phase of rapid change. As little as five years ago, it was an easy choice. If you a had a big budget and the need to work on the road – you (or your company) bought an ultrabook and expected to pay $3000 or up. Now it’s very different: netbook or ... Read More »

Backpack Essentials: 25 Uses for a Sarong When You’re Travelling


  When it comes to packing for an extended trip, multi-functionality is the key. Wherever possible, you want to pack items that have more than one function so you can save space and weight. A Swiss Army knife is the item that probably pops into most people’s heads when they think of multi-functional items to pack. Having a knife, bottle ... Read More »

Canon T2i Review – The Backpacker’s DSLR?

Canon T2i

The Canon T2i has been on the market for several years now, but even as newer versions supplanted it. I would argue that it is the perfect digital SLR for shooting professional quality stills and video for a traveler, backpacker, or digital nomad. I believe this for several reasons. The main one is price, while it is certainly true that ... Read More »

Why You Don’t Need These 5 Popular Travel Gadgets

travel hair dryer

It may not be your fault. Particularly if you are doing a big trip, it’s not uncommon for well-meaning friends and relatives to give you utterly useless items – because everyone takes them right? If you are lucky they will give them to you far enough in advance you’ll have a chance to quietly sell them on eBay in exchange ... Read More »

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