Before deciding to go travelling in Canada, I was riddled with insecurities about being too old for backpacking. What is the best age to go travelling? Is 28 a good age to go backpacking? Am I too old for long-term travel? These were the kind of questions I… View Post

After three weeks of lugging my 55litre backpack around with me, I decided enough was enough.  I got rid of it. Or, to be more exact, I dumped it in a hostel with a friendly ‘take me’ sign on it. I look happy in the photo below. But… View Post

If only I was Mary Poppins and could fit a flat full of stuff in a tiny bag. I have a 55litre rucksack which is currently empty. The question is: what on earth should I put in it?