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Post Pandemic Travel

Post Pandemic Travel

I’m writing this at the end of April and all the signs are that Australia is well on the way to controlling Coronavirus. There’s a lot of itchy feet out there and while international travel, except perhaps New Zealand, is certainly off the cards until 2021...
Supporting Backpackers

Supporting Backpackers

The global pandemic emergency has obviously canceled travel plans for people worldwide. It has also stranded many overseas backpackers in Australia and New Zealand who are now facing an uncertain 2020 without work, or a place to stay or family support. We’ve...
Hiking light

Hiking light

We’ve talked before about how packing light can enable spontaneous adventure when traveling. One perfect example is hiking. In Australia and New Zealand we think of hiking (or tramping for you Kiwis) as trudging through the bush and camping under the stars. But...
Charge with a short cable

Charge with a short cable

Lightweight travelers are often away from power outlets for extended periods of time and hence rely on power banks to keep our phones and gadgets charged. A little known hack to maximise the efficiency of your power bank is to use a short, good quality cable. All...
Beware of charging your devices in public places

Beware of charging your devices in public places

When you’re travelling on-the-go in the age of being ‘tethered to our technology’, you need to be sure that you’ve got your devices charged for a day of adventure. However, if your phone battery is low and you desperately need it to navigate around town, it can...
Is USB-C the one cable to rule them all?

Is USB-C the one cable to rule them all?

Is travelling with one cable finally possible? It looks like one-bag travellers may be in luck. The trusty USB – the workhorse port used in everything from phones to cars – is about to get even more useful. We’re talking about USB-C, potentially the holy grail of...