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How to Pack Like a Minimalist

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Getting my bearings on the European backpacking circuit didn’t teach me much about travel fashion. The purple 70 liter behemoth on my back was packed in preparation for nights on train station floors. Day dreams of functionality saw a bulky rain coat, yoga pants and wrinkly t-shirts in my wardrobe that ended up being a hefty sum of nothing I wanted to wear. [...]

20 tips to survive hostel life

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Ahhh the classic hostel. The haven for a backpacker. The pit stop for a traveller. The place to rest the weary. They are a great option for accommodation when on the road as they can be affordable and social, but once you've got around a bit, it's likely you would have experienced a wide variety of hostels. From the good, the bad and the ugly; the wor[...]

What to Pack for a Sailing Holiday

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Summer is going strong here in Europe and as I am experiencing the fifth sunny day in Scotland in a row (!) I also look forward to our upcoming trip to Croatia. Remember, almost four months ago I told you about the first Travelettes trip with all team members powered by Sailing.hr. We will meet in Split and sail around the Croatian islands for one week toget[...]

The traveling shoes

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Since from before I can remember I’ve been a shoe girl!  I don’t care about bags; I’m happy using a free cotton tote promoting some crazy health food store day in day out, but when it comes to shoes I’m guilty of serious crimes against spending. When packing for trips & holidays I can be super strict on the quality of clothes I pack but even if I’m go[...]

Summer Camping Necessities: What to Pack, What to Leave Home

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Summer is the perfect time for a camping trip… warm weather, beautiful landscapes, refreshing dips in the lake, and hopefully some days off from school or work. But for those of us used to dealing day to day in civilization, it may be difficult to pick all the right goods to pack. Here are some necessities, as well as some less obvious things that are good t[...]