Review: North Face Surge 33L Backpack

By | June 6th, 2017|Reviews|

The 2017 edition of the North Face Surge backpack is upon us, built for the modern day traveller and combining comfort with ample storage (plus protection) for all of our tech which has now become central to the way we access information on the road. As ever, I am never far from a new backpack, [...]

Sungod Custom Classics – Review

By | May 30th, 2017|Reviews, Travel|

Well the snow is gone.  As summer approaches, my new Sungod Custom Revolts snowboarding goggles are now well and truly packed away under the bed.  Hibernating until winter rolls around again.  Lucky for me though the guys at Sungod actually started out with producing sunglasses.  Hello summer, hello my (also) new Sungod Customer Classics². [...]

Hub by Premier Inn – Westminster

By | November 1st, 2016|Reviews|

The Hub by Premier Inn @ Westminster is nicely located just around the corner from some of my work offices, so the irony of being invited to view this new location and check out the Hub facilities on a week when was not in work was not lost on me. Even so, I was excited to [...]

The Arcido Novaya – a backpack for the intelligent traveller

By | May 25th, 2016|Reviews|

The Arcido Novaya, the piece of hand luggage I've been searching for for a long while! This stylish case, while aesthetically pleasing, is essentially a no frills number in that it does not bother with wheels or extendable handles. Instead of those unnecessary (in my opinion) features, the Novaya simply offers you more space of [...]

Jurni: The Ultimate Piece Of Hand Luggage For Young Travellers

By | March 30th, 2016|Reviews|

The Jurni is a new carry-on style suitcase designed for the next generation of young (and older, like me) travellers. After a more than successful crowd sourcing campaign, the creators of the already enormously popular children's suitcase, the Trunki, now bring you the slightly more grown up version ... but you can still sit on [...]

Meya 25 Litre RFiD Daysack – REVIEW

By | March 21st, 2016|Reviews|

The Meya 25 RFiD Daysack is ideal for keeping all you need on your person whilst you explore. This daysack has RFiD protected pockets to help keep your credit cards, identity cards and passports safe. RFiD? I know, thats some crazy acronim right there, but I'll get to that later.  All you need to know [...]

Review: Water-to-go purifcation water bottle

By | March 5th, 2015|Reviews|

The water-to-go water bottle is a safe, reusable, environmentally friendly and convenient answer to clean drinking water. Containing a unique filtration system designed by none other than NASA, water poured into the bottle will be cleaned of 99.9% of all bacteria, chemicals and metals. That can only be a good thing right? With Water-to-go tap [...]

Review: TEP Portable Wifi Devices

By | August 1st, 2014|Reviews, Technology, Travel Blogging, Travel Tech|

Ah wifi, a travel bloggers best friend, enter TEP. Even as a part time blogger, being able to connect to the internet and share my experiences online is essential.  But even before I can start sharing experiences, I need to be able to reach my intended destination, and that requires the checking of flight times, buses, [...]

Lowe Alpine TT Roll On 40 Wheeled Backpack

By | September 20th, 2013|Reviews, Travel Tech|

When flying hand luggage only, do you go for a rucksack or a wheely case?  As an *ahem strapping lad of some 6ft I am always of an opinion that I'll look somewhat silly with a wheely case, that said, there are times when I envy those who simply tow their bag along behind them, [...]

Staying warm and dry in Iceland with Jack Wolfskin

By | March 26th, 2013|Jack Wolfskin, Reviews|

Being spontaneous with travel is fun, no doubt about it.  Booking a last minute trip, slinging a few clothes in a backpack and worrying about whether you have packed the right items later down the line can be awesome.  But when it comes to temperatures below zero my thoughts are that its a little less [...]