The best packing cubes ever made

Have you ever been shy of the free-shipping threshold and gone looking for something useful to add to your shopping cart? That’s how I stumbled upon the Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Cube Set. Little did I realize that for an afterthought purchase, I was...

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Reasons to pack light

Updated May 21, 2017 Are you one of those travellers who marvel at those who seem to effortlessly glide through airports with just carry on? Do you aspire to pack light (or lighter) but don’t know how to go about it? Getting in touch with the many reasons to pack...

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Packing list for Madagascar

Ashley Dempster is passionate about packing. So much so, if it’s a choice between what she looks forward to more – packing or the actual trip, packing definitely has the edge. Needless to say, preparing a packing list for Madagascar, and the packing experience itself,...

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Packing list for New York City

I admit it. I’m a packing list junkie. I never tire of devouring other travellers’ lists for insights and ideas. The destination or length of the trip doesn’t matter, as I seem to learn something from each and every one. If you can relate, here’s one more. It’s an...

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Packing list for South America

The seed was planted in Dar as Salaam, Tanzania. A Consular Officer at the time, Dominique Lombard came in contact with many travellers on the adventure of their lives, and realized that doing something similar was definitely within her reach. After short trips within...

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Reasons to shrink-wrap luggage

On our return from Istanbul, one of my travel mates decided to shrink-wrap her newly purchased bag. It was her standard carry on, a few kilograms heavier than Turkish Airlines’ carry-on limit of 8 kilograms. Given that her bag was destined for the hold, she figured...

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Luggage tag tips

The subject of luggage tags came up on one of my adventures with some travel mates, and I was amazed at how such a mundane topic could generate so much discussion. We were all using different types of luggage tags, different approaches to preparing them and held...

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