MY PACKING ESSENTIALS TO TAKE BACKPACKING

There are a few things I take backpacking, that aren’t always on your typical backpackers packing list. But they are things that I find essential and super helpful, so are definitely worth adding to your packing list if you want to make your life a little easier. Lush Solid Shampoo & Conditioner Bars I used…

STOP JUDGING PEOPLE ON THE SIZE OF THEIR BACKPACK

When I first set off backpacking on my own, I made a lot of mistakes. One being that I massively overpacked. You’ve probably heard every backpacker say this, as everyone does it when they first go backpacking. Since then, I’ve probably halved the amount of stuff I take in my backpack. But if I told…

PICKING THE RIGHT DAYPACK

It’s a lot more important than you think. We spend hours, sometimes days and months, researching the best backpack or suitcase, and we forget about our daypacks. I’ve fallen victim to it, here’s why. I spent ages researching the best backpack, and then bought a normal, fashion daypack, to use during the day. Didn’t do…

8 MYTHS ABOUT BACKPACKING

I heard so many stories before I left for my first backpacking adventure, and so many people were telling me assumptions rather than facts. I’ve even met people that those assumptions have put them off from going backpacking. Here’s a few I heard before going, and they turned out to just be myths: Going backpacking…

THE LITTLE THINGS YOU’LL MISS BACK HOME, WHILE TRAVELLING

There are a few things you expect to miss while travelling, such as family, friends and loved ones in general. But while travelling, you’ll soon learn to appreciate the little things back home and it’s those little things that you’ll miss, and crave on a daily basis. Some of them come as a surprise, and…

BACKPACK OR SUITCASE?

One of the great debates before you go travelling, backpack or suitcase. I’ve tried both and there are strengths and weaknesses for both, depending what kind of travelling you’re doing. Suitcase First time I went travelling to Thailand, I had every intention of using a backpack. Did very little research, and went for a 60l…

HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR TRAVELS

It’s always nice to go somewhere new, different and off the beaten track. But it may not be as easy as just booking a flight and going. Before I travel anywhere, I always do some research. I look where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and see what other peoples experiences have been….

5 THINGS YOU MUST TAKE WITH YOU TRAVELLING

So you know you definitely need clothes and shoes, but it can be tricky trying to think of what else you may need while away. Most people overpack the first time they go travelling, I certainly did! But there are also things that I took, that I never regretted, and was actually really grateful for…

5 THINGS THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT BACKPACKING

There are many great things about backpacking, but there are also some downsides to the adventure, that people seem to miss out when they’re telling you their travel stories… 1. The Noise: Invest in some ear plugs before you go. Sharing bunk beds with your new friends from across the world is great, until you…

8 REASONS WHY THAILAND SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

Thailand, aka the land of smiles. Well known with backpackers, but also a popular holiday destination for those looking for a temporary getaway. This is one of the reasons it puts a lot of people off from visiting Thailand, and it really shouldn’t. Here are some reasons why Thailand should be on your bucket list,…