Checklist: 4 things to consider packing in your hand luggage on a long-haul flight

Long haul flights are a dog. The first few hours are still exciting and then you find yourself counting the remaining hours until landing. “Make it fun” is the best you can do!

While recently flying 12 hours from London to Singapore, I summed up this checklist to help you pack your hand luggage quickly.

Tech – Got all your toys?

Take anything that helps you pass the time like a tablet, books or games. I like to scan through a travel guidebook…

Headphones iPod if you don’t store your music on your phone Download your podcasts or Netflix favourites…

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best christmas presents for travellers

The best Christmas presents for travellers

What’s on your wishlist for Santa?

Christmas is coming and who is not looking for great gift ideas? Travel gadgets will always be welcome, and some of these are essential for any long-term trip. Here are 9 favourite travel gadgets that will make the perfect Christmas present for your loved one. I wouldn’t want to miss any of them!

 

Undercover laptop sleeve

This brilliant idea is available in laptop, tablet and smartphone sizes. It’s a fun travel companion for around the world trips and overseas stays when you don’t want to draw attention to your tech gear. Keep your …

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turquoise sea in Comino island in Malta

Expat, Tourist, Traveller, Backpacker or Digital Nomad ?

What’s the best way to discover a new place?

How do you prefer travelling when discovering new places? Most of us have been a tourist before and some may have chosen to travel on a budget as a backpacker. But what distinguishes them from a traveller? And would you consider becoming an expat or digital nomad? They are certainly similar and overlap at times. Let me try to shed some light on what the differences are and how to benefit from all of them: …

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7 tips to help you stay fit when travelling

guide how to keep in shape on your travels

Summer holidays are in full swing. And no doubt, travelling messes up our training routine and staying fit can be a challenge. ‪
Does that sound familiar to you? … After going away for just a week or two you probably abandon your workouts and healthy diet and it is sooo much harder to follow your usual routine. Or worse, it feels like you have to slow down and start again from scratch?…

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My Barcelona WITHLOCALS experience

Independent Travel has come a long way and is so much easier than ever before. Social Media, travel blogs and online travel marketplaces have become an in-depth source for adventurous and unique travel ideas and experiences for all budgets. More and more C2C online businesses such as Airbnb pop up offering the possibility to connect travellers with the local community to make your trip an even more authentic travel experience. There’s a new kid on the block, who seem to have grasped just that: WITHLOCALS.COM. I went to try it out. Here is my Withlocals experience:

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Work and Travel in beautiful Australia

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Ever thought of taking a gap year? So what stopped you from leaving work for inspirational time off or from taking a sabbatical year?
In 2009 I resigned from my job, sold most of my belongings and went to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. For a whole year I carried all I had in a backpack and never planned ahead for more than a week or two. I just went with the flow and had some of the best times of my life!…

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