Travel Tips

How I pack my backpack for an extended trip

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Maiden Voyage

Traveling with a backpack as opposed to a suitcase is a different experience. When I used to travel with family, we never left with less than 3 suitcases in total. I hated walking around the airports because inadvertently I’d be stuck with rolling the carry-on suitcase. Blimey! When I finally decided to get back into

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Pre-flight preparations for solo travel

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Maiden Voyage

My dad used to say “don’t wait until you sh*t to find toilet paper”. As crude as that sounds, it was one of the wisest thing he’s ever said to me. I would carry those words with me through my years, and I’ve never found myself without toilet paper, ever. However his advice never quite

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Be a responsible world traveler

When pitched along the idea of traveling — which should invoke images of being carefree, fun, and spontaneous, responsibility seems like such a vulgar word. It certain brings thoughts of stress, rigidity and rules. But responsible travel is not stressful if done right. Au contraire, traveling responsibly leads a more authentic, and in many cases

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