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What to Pack for a Safari in South Africa

Booking your first safari is so exciting! Anticipation runs high as you start to imagine the animal encounters that await you, but then you have to consider the practicalities. What should you pack for a safari in South Africa? Do you really need a £1000 lens to capture the photos? Why does all that safari… Continue reading What to Pack for a Safari in South Africa

Women’s SunDrift Panglao 55L Backpack – A Review

Backpacks are the best! I am sure I have listed all the benefits in the past (who cares if there’s a pavement/they aren’t easily stolen if attached to you/soft sides that don’t crack/great for hopping on and off transport etc etc etc). However, the search for the perfect backpack as a short, curvy girl can… Continue reading Women’s SunDrift Panglao 55L Backpack – A Review

Top Ten Tips to Pack Your Liquids Bag for Carry On Luggage Like a Pro!

Travelling without checking a bag is a great way to travel. It saves you time, money and stress. If you are a hand luggage traveller, you have probably mastered rolling your clothes to save space, you can probably nail the art of the capsule wardrobe and you have whittled your travel gear to smallest, lightest… Continue reading Top Ten Tips to Pack Your Liquids Bag for Carry On Luggage Like a Pro!

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Packing List for the Trans Siberian Railway

Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway can be a daunting prospect. If you have never taken a long train journey before, you may not know what to expect. Never fear! On our Trans-Siberian adventure from Shanghai to St Petersburg, we picked up some great packing tips. Follow this Trans Siberian packing list and tick off the… Continue reading Packing for the Trans-Siberian Railway in Winter – Your Packing List for the Trans Siberian Railway

Ravean Down X Heated Jacket – A Review

“Becasue being cold sucks” – So reads the tagline for Ravean‘s winter gear, and I couldn’t agree more. I am a complete nightmare when I am cold and so it beggars belief that I booked a trip to northern China and Russia in January (average temperature -20°C/-29°F). Panic set in about just how miserable I… Continue reading Ravean Down X Heated Jacket – A Review

30Seven Gloves Comfort Stretch Waterproof – A Review

Planning for our trip on the Trans-Siberia railway in Russia, I started to panic about just how cold it was going to be. I mean, -30°C is pretty cold, especially as I have always struggled keeping my hands warm. I have been wearing thick gloves, shoved deep in my pockets and still, I have had… Continue reading 30Seven Gloves Comfort Stretch Waterproof – A Review