Whether it’s for a RTW trip or a weekend break, packing can often be a bit of a headache. So, I’m creating a section on this blog with all my biggest packing tips, including product reviews and lists of what to pack.


For general tips and advice,see the posts listed at the bottom of this page.

For more specific advice, check out these Packing Lists.

Check out all my Product Reviews for an idea of what to pack.

And for my occasional fashion tips, see Travel Fashion and Beauty.

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Every backpacker needs a decent backpack – so don’t miss my review of my pack of choice, the Mountain Warehouse Traveller.

My number one packing tip? Keep everything organised with the genuinely amazing eBags Packing Cubes! Check out my review for more information and tips on how to use them.

eBags packing cubes

One thing ladies should never travel without – a decent sports bra. If, like me, your bust is a tad on the larger side don’t miss my review of Bravissimo’s sports bra range for top tips on finding the ideal bra for you.

Wondering how to choose the right footwear for South America? See my review of my walking boots of choice, from the Mountain Warehouse Extreme range – the Pebble Waterproof IsoGrip Women’s Shoes and the Field Mens Walking Shoes.

"Before" Sam's new Field shoes

What to Wear While Cruising

If you follow me on social media, you may have spotted that I recently went on an incredible ultra luxury cruise with Silversea Cruises. I’ve yet to publish my post about the experience – but in a nutshell, it was AMAZING. More on that to come. This was my first…

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Review: Outdoor Winter Wear from Trespass

Packing light for hot countries and summer holidays is a piece of cake; clothes are smaller and lighter, and it’s easy to pick up fairly decent quality stuff quite cheaply. Less so with packing for cold weather. Winter clothes tend to be thicker, which means they’re also bulkier and heavier, meaning you…

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Review: Cable Management Case

If you’ve read my packing cubes reviews, you may have noticed that I love to keep my luggage organised! But one thing I really missed during my most recent trip, when I was living out of my backpack for five months in South America, was a way to keep all…

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Review: More Packing Solutions from eBags

Recently, I posted a review of my awesome new Packing Cubes from eBags. I adore my packing cubes and have used them already (on my trip to Amsterdam last week), so I wanted to investigate a few more of the great packing solutions that eBags offer… eBags Mother Lode TLS…

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Review: eBags Packing Cubes

Well guys, I’m officially off to South America two weeks from tomorrow! There’s still lots of preparation to get sorted, but one thing I am on top of is my packing! Another travel blogger had recommend eBags packing cubes to me, so I decided to order a few items to…

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Review: Traveller Rucksack from Mountain Warehouse

Choosing the perfect backpack for long term travels or a RTW trip is a serious decision, and one which can make a huge difference to your experience. Your backpack is your best friend while you’re away, and an uncomfortable, heavy or poorly made one could genuinely ruin your trip – or…

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