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How to Choose a Travel Backpack

How to Choose a Travel Backpack

Since your backpack will probably be the single most important purchase you will make before hitting the road, its worth taking the time to choose it wisely. It will be your best friend or worst enemy, depending on which backpack you pick.

With that in mind, here are a few pointers to consider when choosing a travel backpack.

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Haggling Abroad

Haggling Abroad

We’ve all said it and, if we haven’t said it, we’ve all thought it at some point during the convoluted dance that is buying goods abroad. Yet, whilst travelling we must all, from time to time, assume our expected role in this most ancient of traditions.

Love it or hate it, sometimes it’s an undeniable necessity to avoid ‘getting your head shaved’ upon foreign soil.

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5 Good Reasons to Travel with MORE than One Bag

5 Good Reasons to Travel with MORE than One Bag

 

Before you go thinking that I’ve finally lost the plot and further loosened my slender grip on reality, I’ve got to tell you exactly why MBS (Multiple Bag Syndrome) can really be such a terrific thing. Although carrying 1 light backpack (and nothing else) may at first make you feel like you’ve just reached backpacking nirvana, it isn’t always the best option – it isn’t, really, I’m serious.  Read more...

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Avoiding the Shower Menace

Avoiding the Shower Menace

With guidebooks already overflowing with warnings and cautions, you'd think there was nothing left to worry about. But no, the hardy travel scribes have gotten so whipped up in the frenzy over Bilharzia and Bear Attacks that they've overlooked another (and arguably more prevalent) danger associated with foreign travel: Electrics, or more precisely, dodgy electrics.

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