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Travel Essentials (Vital Items Not To Travel Without!)

It’s been 8 years on the road now, what are our travel essentials and what should we have left at home? Travel Essentials are the things we need to pack every time, for every type of destination or travel style. They are also the essential items required in particular instances and for particular activities and …

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5 Best Portable Battery Packs for Travel

With more and more travel essential gadgets requiring charging, it’s little wonder that people are turning to portable battery packs to help fill the power gap when travelling. Be aware that not all battery packs are created equal in build, quality or price. Below I’ve listed 5 of the most common and widely regarded best …

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How to Carry-On Your Marmite in Hand Luggage

My husband is a genius. OK, sometimes he’s not, but today he is. A few months ago he had my precious Marmite confiscated by security as he boarded his Romania-bound flight in Luton, leaving me Marmite-less for another few months. That was an example of him not being a genius. Yesterday, he arrived triumphant with …

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Christmas Gifts For Kids and Families Who Travel

If you are keen world travellers or you know a travelling family, you’ll like our ideas for Christmas travel gifts for kids and families. In this post we include travel-related gifts, often educational, as well as small gifts to pack in a suitcase or backpack for children and families on the road. We have practical, …

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Why We Don’t Travel Light

We don’t travel light. We travel with 2 large backpacks, 2 small kids’ backpacks and 2 pieces of adult carry-on luggage, both containing laptops. It’s the absolute maximum we can carry, just within weight limits for planes and our bodies. Here it all is waiting for a train from Mirissa to Colombo in the early …

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Backpacking with Kids, Tips & Advice From a Mum

We’ve been backpacking with kids, full-time for well over 5 years so we can share the best tips with you. For us it’s the vacation that never ended and we’re that rare thing, a family travel blog that actually travels full time. We ditched the regular family vacations for a life of backpacker travel and …

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Backpack, Travel Pack or Suitcase? Which to Choose.

I’m sure you all know what backpacks and suitcases are, but many won’t know about travel packs. They are my preferred luggage, I’ve been carrying the same travel pack around the world since 2012 and it’s still in great condition. But how to choose which style of luggage is best for you? To a great …

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