Summer holidays, summer vacations, whatever you call them, it's that time of year! For many families it's their annual chance to get out there, see a bit of the world and have some safe family fun with no stress. Here I'm going to show you some family summer travel accessories to make your vacation or holiday so much easier, safer and more comfortable. We've been on the road … [Read more...]
Travel Gear Reviews Blog Posts
Travel Gear Reviews
Travel gear reviews from expert travellers. We travelled full-time for almost 6 years and in that time created reviews on the gear we loved, the best travel gear for world travel.
We cover world travel gear of all sorts, from luxury to budget, from backpacking to trekking and hiking. We also cover gear for sports and outdoor pursuits. Find our gear posts below.
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Don't waste your money on travel gear you don't need and do spend it on some of the travel gear below.
Find this collection of blog posts below.
Have you heard of smart luggage? I hadn't until very recently, but it's a " thing" a mind-blowingly amazing thing. The future is here and people are buying it. Smart luggage is the latest buzz word for the tech aware traveller thirsting for the latest innovations. If you need you luggage to have built-in tracking, Wi-Fi hot spots, Bluetooth, GPS, Remote locking, Automatic … [Read more...]
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 chargers on the market at multiple price points. We carry … [Read more...]
4 years on the road and 50+ countries under our belts, we know how important it is to simplify your packing. If you have a packing system in place and know what you're going to pack along with where and how you're going to pack it, all of that packing anxiety just floats away and you never forget the things you need. We travel with backpacks and travel packs, my husband prefers … [Read more...]
What trekking gear do you really need for Nepal? Trekking gear companies tell you to buy x, y and z before you even think of setting foot on the Himalayas for fear of death. I'm here to be more realistic. You don't need everything they try to sell you. So keep your money in your pocket a little longer and read on. We've trekked Everest region, Everest Base Camp (October) and … [Read more...]
Readers and Skype consult clients are forever asking me how to make sure kids are safe on the road. There are all sorts of fears in the minds of anxious parents, what if kids get lost? How will they find us again in a foreign country? Could the kids be kidnapped or snatched? What if they get diarrhoea, malaria, sunstroke or ebola? I can't offer all the answers, but I can tell … [Read more...]
If you adore your coffee, you'll want to pack the best travel coffee maker for your style of travel. I've been searching for the perfect portable machine for many years so let's look at what's available for we travelling coffee addicts. Whether you're camping, short term renting, RV travelling or popping one of these compact travel coffee makers in your luggage for … [Read more...]
Travel organisers are lifesavers. I don't carry much gear for a professional full-time traveler, but I saw the Bubm organisers on Amazon and had to have one I've carried it every day since. When looking for the best travel organisers I picked the Bubm below from a competitive market. I was sick of passport, documents, leads, cables, plugs, adaptors, phones, power packs, memory … [Read more...]
If you've been following us right from the start, you'll know that I always said I'd never travel with carry on only. I even wrote a post about why we'd never travel light. We just had too much stuff as long-term travellers and the children were too small for their own, decent sized, packs. Well that was then, this is now and lately we've turned to carry on only travel and … [Read more...]
I state very clearly on my Travel Gear page ( our main packing directory), that we do not carry travel neck pillows with us, and haven't since the first week of our 3 years of travel, because they're rubbish and don't work. My neck pillow ( you can see it in the photo on that travel gear page), lasted one flight before I jettisoned it. Neck pillows are not comfortable, they … [Read more...]