Gear Guide
How to make your clothes dry faster when backpacking

How to make your clothes dry faster when backpacking

  Do you ever look enviously at some people’s tiny luggage and wonder how they do it? How can they possibly stay on the road for weeks on end with just one itsy bitsy little bag, and not run out of clothes? Well the secret is really not that much of a secret, to tell... read more
Wake up to good vibrations with a silent alarm clock

Wake up to good vibrations with a silent alarm clock

An alarm clock is absolutely necessary when you’re traveling. You might wonder why, when we have phones, computers, hotel clocks and even wakeup calls that could do the same job. An alarm clock seems like just another thing to carry, right? Well first, lets talk about phones. I’m as dependent on these to get me... read more
Why you need a mini calculator

Why you need a mini calculator

These days, it’s rare to see anyone other than school kids using a calculator, especially since we can easily crunch numbers on our computers and phones. But, chances are you’re not always traveling with your computer/phone, and this is where a mini calculator can really come in handy. First up, calculators are great for converting... read more
How lavender and mint can help you survive awful bus trips

How lavender and mint can help you survive awful bus trips

Imagine you’re on a bus. It’s a rickety old thing, kind of like an old American school bus, but with tinier seats and even tinier padding and it’s packed to the gills with people. The weather is hot and sticky. The people are hot and sticky. The bus plods along on roads that can barely... read more
The travel gadget that can boil an egg and purify water

The travel gadget that can boil an egg and purify water

Electrical appliances are generally something I like to avoid when I travel – all those cords, plugs and adapters just take up valuable space. But one gizmo that really can come in handy is an immersion heater. Designed to quickly boil water, you just pop the heater’s metal coil into a cup of water, plug... read more
The Seven Essentials Backpackers Shouldn't Leave Home Without

The Seven Essentials Backpackers Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

There are a lot of things you could take with you on vacation, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. I know some people feel that if they pack everything but the kitchen sink, they’ll be prepared for any eventuality. The truth is, you can get by with a lot less than you realize. My... read more
How Duct Tape Can Save Your Vacation

How Duct Tape Can Save Your Vacation

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you know the old joke about how duct tape is a lot like the force – they both have a light side, a dark side, and they hold the world together. I definitely think it’s true that duct tape can be used to fix just about anything. The crew... read more
Travel With Your Own Utensils And Save Money On Food

Travel With Your Own Utensils And Save Money On Food

If you’re traveling on a budget, one of the best things you can do to save cash is self-cater a few meals or snacks. Travel with a spoon in your bag and this becomes a lot easier. How? Well pretty much anything you would eat with a fork can be eaten with your fingers. What... read more