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4 easy rules to pack the best travel shoes for your travel capsule wardrobe.

Shoes can be the heaviest and biggest space-consuming items we pack in our travel bags. They take up so much room. Rather than just tossing in 10 pairs and hoping we've got everything we need, this article will teach you how to pick the best shoes for your trip that won't weigh you down.   With these four easy rules, you'll be packing the best shoes for your travel wardrobe in no time at all. I mention a few shoe brands in here that I use - None of these are affiliates. These are simp...

March 21, 2022

6 great walks around Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.

If you want a great variety of day hikes with spectacular views you can't go past Lake Tekapo. Set in the McKenzie Country of the South Island, surrounded by mountains, Lake Tekapo offers some of the most jaw-dropping scenery. Many of these walks are easy to get to as a tourist. I've focused this blog on the six hikes I did in summer while on a five day stay here. Lake Tekapo is a spot for all seasons. Lupin flowers flourish in early summer, the mountains are snow capped in spring, winter brings...

February 22, 2022

3 fabulous reasons to pack a Travel Capsule Wardrobe.

A travel capsule wardrobe gives you a much simpler way of travelling. It takes away a lot of the indecision, the unpreparedness, and the weight of overpacked luggage. We've all got stories of lugging heavy, jam-packed bags - you know, the ones where you had to sit on the suitcase lid to do the zip up!!! I see you! My favourite was stuffing in as much as possible into my backpack, fearful that the seams would rip. And then being asked by the customs officer to "Open your bag, Maam." "Wi...

February 8, 2022

5 great tips on how to pack light for a Christmas trip.

Tis the season to be jolly...with a well packed bag!!Are you heading away for a short trip over the Christmas season? Catching up with family and friends? Want to give traveling lighter a go? Then this blog is for you! Full of tips to make the most of your trip by taking less....

December 15, 2021

7 hostel myths busted - Why you should consider staying in a hostel.

Hostels are a great accommodation option for travellers of all ages. But there are plenty of myths around about hostels. Let me bust some hostel myths and why you should consider staying in a hostel. As a regular hostel user I’ve met fellow travellers from all walks of life, and all life stages.  From families with young children, and teenagers, to backpackers, middle-aged couples and retirees. Hostels provide a space that meet many people’s accommodation requirements - warm, centr...

November 17, 2021

What is slow travel, and why do it?

Want to know the best way to travel? TRAVEL SLOWLY!   I am huge fan of slow travel. It's been an absolute game-changer in my travel experience, and I'm dying to tell you more. So read on, to hear what is slow travel, and why you should do it....

October 19, 2021

Best tip on how to pack light - learn to count the squeezes!

So, you want to pack the entire contents of your bathroom cabinet when you travel? What if you could pack all the liquid cosmetics you use at home and have it all fit in a small toiletry or cosmetic bag?  You think I'm kidding, right?  Read on... Let me show you my best tip on how to pack light with liquid cosmetics. Please note: There is one affiliate link in this post. If you buy through the link, I get a commission that goes towards covering the free content I create! :-)...

October 6, 2021

What's the best travel diary to travel light with?

I LOVE to write, and my favourite writing of all is travel writing - no surprises there ;) A travel diary has always been an absolute must-have in my travel gear. But my diary has evolved over the years. So I'd like to share that diary journey, and help you decide what's the best travel diary to travel light with for you....

September 1, 2021

How to add style to your travel capsule wardrobe with scarves.

If you've got a simple, mix and match travel capsule wardrobe, the best way to give it variety and different looks is by adding in accessories. The simplest accessories are jewellery and scarves. Today I'll focus on scarves. This blog contains an affiliate link - if you click on the link and end up buying then I get a commission. It's my way of keeping the content free for you and paying some of the bills :) I only connect myself with stuff I use and love. ...

August 18, 2021

A great accommodation option for women over 50.

Finding accommodation that is safe, feels like home, where you meet the locals, and get to know them before you stay, sounds like a fabulous accommodation option. This week I want to introduce you to Sue-Anne - the woman behind a new accommodation option for women over 50, SisterStay, that offers those options!  We met on Instagram and have built a great friendship. (I am not an affiliate of SisterStay - I'm just sharing cool stuff that needs to be celebrated!) In this interview I ask ...

August 6, 2021

International travelling light inspiration!

Buongiorno a tutti! (Hello everyone!)Meeting people from around the world has to be one of the things I love the most about travel. While the pandemic put a halt on meeting people face-to-face, travellers have found alternative ways to meet. My Instagram and Facebook communities have introduced me to a whole range of fellow travelling light enthusiasts!  This week I'd like to introduce you to Viviana. She's a 50-something Italian woman, living in the South of France. Viviana has soothed my ...

July 28, 2021

A great travel bag: A review of the Journey System from Idea Mountain.

I have developed a taste for travel bags! I don't collect them - I only buy what I need. But I do analyse bags closely, with a slightly nerdy approach!  I was generously gifted a bag by Tys Sniffen, the owner and founder of the Journey System at Idea Mountain. Tys asked me to give the bag a go.  I was worried that I wouldn't like it, and I didn't want to do a bad review. My whole focus is very much about being honest and upfront with the people that follow me. I need to believe in prod...

July 17, 2021

Travel bags: The science & people behind them.

You know about my passion for packing light, right?  Well, when I meet other light travellers, the energy and conversation is both enlightening and hilarious as we compare stories, travel bags, gear, scenarios... I think you get the picture! So I was thrilled to interview Tys Sniffen, who is the owner and founder of the Journey System from Idea Mountain. We are so on the same page when it comes to packing and travel. And it's great to get the travelling light perspective from a guy.&nb...

July 14, 2021

Save the planet - travel light.

There are so many reasons why packing light can save the planet. It's not just about the bag and its contents - it's about your movements, your change in mindset over what you really need, and how you think about what you carry....

June 25, 2021

What to pack for a tropical getaway.

A recent 5-day trip to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, in the South Pacific had me reviewing what I needed to pack for a tropical getaway.  With the weather looking decidedly nicer than early winter in New Zealand, I spent time looking at the different climate and what I would be doing there. Travelling light should surely be easier when able to leave the bad weather gear at home....

June 15, 2021

Want to visit Rarotonga? The travel bubble with New Zealand is open.

Thinking of heading to the tropical Cook Islands?   Luxury. Relaxation. Tropical beaches.   Rarotonga has it all, and they're waiting for you.  At the time of writing this, they are only accepting New Zealand tourists.  For the rest of the world who want to visit Rarotonga ...watch this space. (There are no affiliates in this post.)...

June 4, 2021

Meet travelling light enthusiast, Ashly, from SPLICE clothing.

The travelling light community is fast-growing, and I love meeting others as passionate about it as I am.  I want to introduce you to some of my connections, affiliates, social media friends who I have met along the way. They inspire me and make my journey that much more delightful.  My first guest interview is Ashly, from SPLICE clothing - it's the reversible clothing brand I've spoken about before, and I am an affiliate - which means if you click on the link further down the page and...

May 19, 2021

Travel tips I learnt from my Mum - A Mother's Day blog.

My Mum is my biggest cheerleader and my biggest influencer on shopping for travels. She has encouraged me to see the world, take up new challenges and live life to the full. I was out shopping with her recently and I realised just how much my shopping and travel decisions have been influenced by her. ...

May 9, 2021

Post-pandemic travel planning.

With the vaccine roll-out, the possibility of overseas travel is looking more likely. It's still baby steps at the moment but I think we're all hopeful that safe travel is on the horizon. While we're still mostly at home, let's not waste this opportunity - but instead put this time to good use and get ready for when we can travel. Let's get our post-pandemic travel planning sorted!...

April 28, 2021

What can you minimise in your travel toiletry bag?

Taking the entire contents of your bathroom cabinet is not an option when you travel light. But what products could you take that serve multiple purposes? There are a number of toiletry items that can be used in different ways. If you want to give travelling light a go, then this is something you have to get your head around.  You may have already reduced the amounts you take, and you've considered leaving a few non-essentials behind. But have you got any products that do more than one thin...

April 13, 2021

Satisfy your wanderlust with travel books.

Reading travel books can definitely satisfy your wanderlust. But travel books can also educate you on areas that you want to visit, or places you've already been. So head to your library, load up your Kindle, borrow from a friend, or plug into an audio book service. Let's satisfy your wanderlust by reading tales of adventure in far-flung places....

March 30, 2021

10 cool things to do in Queenstown - what the locals suggest.

Queenstown and the surrounding area is one of New Zealand's highlights when it comes to scenery.  Once the borders open think about Central Otago as a destination to explore. I decided to look at 10 cool things to do in Queenstown and the surrounding area from the advice I got from locals. With apps like Trip Advisor and Google it's very easy to get stuck doing activities that rank highly on searches.  But try asking a local and you may get something novel, quirky, off the beaten track...

March 16, 2021

Stay home, but still get your travel fix while in isolation.

Don't let your travel dreams die while you stay home. I've come up with a list of things you can do from home to keep the travel fires burning and to get your travel fix while in isolation or just unable to travel. I've updated this blog since I was featured in The Guardian - How to satisfy your lockdown wanderlust....

March 11, 2021

Reversible clothing is brilliant for traveling light.

Reversible clothing gives you so many different options in one piece of clothing. This makes it so much easier to travel light.  This post does have an affiliate link. This means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only affiliate with businesses that I use, know, and like, and Ashly and her Splice Clothing range ticks all those boxes. Plus, I love her motto - Pack light. Adventure easy!...

February 22, 2021

The next best thing to traveling light - a virtual walking tour of Barcelona.

Last night I went to Barcelona! Virtually, that is.  I was so buzzing about it that I just had to let you all know how fantastic it was. I was transported to Barcelona and taken on a walking tour by a live guide, Josep. It was absolutely, hands-down, the next best thing in this pandemic. So while travel and light travel is really out of the question at the moment - this truly is the next best thing!...

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