Backpacking 101


What is – and isn’t – in my travel first aid kit

“You need more than that!” My sister looked at me despairingly as I showed her the contents of the small...

Laptop in Laos

Travel technology – what to take and how to make the most of it

Ever wondered what you should take on the road with you in the way of electronics? After several years of...


Finding My New Backpack

How many packs are too many? For years I’ve laughed at a good friend of mine who seemed to have...

Backpacker Bingo

Backpacker Bingo

Grab your pencils folks, it’s time to play Backpacker Bingo!  This fun game can be played alone or with any...

The road to Mount Cook

50 Handy Hints For First-Time Travellers

Updated: 9 April, 2017. About to head off and see the world but feeling a bit daunted by the whole...


6 Things to Consider When Buying Your First Backpack

What to consider when buying your first travel backpack: size, style, features, testing tips and more.