Travel, at least for me, is about immersing yourself in new countries, experiences and cultures and seeing how you stack up. However travel doesn’t also have to be a hardship. In answer to what I consider my must-have accessories and gadgets when travelling. The below items have proven invaluable for me over the past year, so in no particular order… Read more
Posts from the ‘Packing’ Category
Yesterday afternoon after getting off the train at Penn Station, catching the subway across to Brooklyn and shedding my pack in Williamsburg, I caught the subway back into Chambers St in Manhattan and then walked BACK into Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge and then navigated my way under it to explore DUMBO or Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Read more
My journey to Melbourne actually started last Friday. After days of sorting all the stuff in my flat into piles and boxes, I squashed it all into my rental car on Friday morning, and set off on the only fine day of the week to drive up from Wellington to Hamilton for my final weekend in NZ.
It was really nice to be in the driver’s seat again (both literally and metaphorically); Read more
The past fortnight I haven’t managed to sleep through the night; waking up to start my day at 3.14am, 4.46am, 5.02am; it has got a little better now in my final couple of days before I leave, or maybe I have just got better at the early starts. I am so calm during the day. I am still focussed on finishing out my projects at work.
However at night when my subconscious rises to take control, I am pretty sure I have been spending my sleeping hours in a chaotic kaleidoscope of thoughts: the logistics of travelling three-quarters Read more
Good travel gear is something of a thing with me
My day pack for instance was the result of 6 weeks of research, and buying one dud pack (Macpac, what are you doing?) before I stumbled across my final pick
My absolute must have feature was that it be hard for someone to furtively steal your stuff as you were carrying it, as when you travel crowds are a given, and its always good when you can come out the other side with everything you started with.
After many contenders, I think I have found a veritable fortress! Read more