Before I left for Australia, I owned several heavy winter coats but no lightweight jackets for cool mornings, windy days, and the rain. The North Face Triclimate jacket caught my eye, and the moment I tried it on, I knew it would be a great permanent addition to my packing list.
About HeatherHeather Rudd is a 30-something career breaker with a love for travel and food. After several years of 1-3 week trips to Europe, Heather left her job as a career counselor to live, work, and travel in Australia for a year. She visited every state and territory, embarked on two road trips, worked at an organic food store, and ate her way through Sydney. You can find Heather at There's No Place Like Oz.
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Between the items I bought for myself for my trip and the ones that were given to me, there are a few that never made it into my suitcase or carry-on bag. Which ones? Read on…
Though I once called it a luxury item as it’s not your typical item to pack and takes up valuable space, this pillow is actually a necessity for me. It offers proper alignment and comfortable support while I sleep and minimizes pain on trips.
This post is part of a series in which ladies on the road offer a review of their backpack. Today’s review is from Dina Koudys who has traveled around the world with her husband Ryan.
When I first bought it I thought that it was too big, even though it was only 60L. However since I’ve been on the road I have seen girls struggling with much larger bags and have been grateful that I didn’t get anything bigger.
Toni gives us the low-down on the Eurohike Womens Revolution 50 litre backpack in this interview. Toni has had it for 2 years and hopes to have it with her for many more!
They’re promoted as travel-friendly weights you can pack and use anywhere. They sound like just the thing I would have loved to have for my year of living in Australia – oh, how my arms missed a good session with free weights at the gym!
I know I could purchase a bottle of shampoo once I arrive at my destination, but I prefer to pack my own. For most of us, liquid shampoos are our first choice, but are they always the best solution?
When I first started traveling, I never thought about packing my own towel! I knew that the hostels I had booked in Australia either offered them for free or for a small fee. Why would I pack a regular bath towel in my suitcase?! During that first trip to Australia in 2006, I quickly learned [...]
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