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Packing cubes test and review

Packing cubes for the suitcase traveller, reviewed

Packing cubes are one of those things that seem to feature in almost every packing tips article – with a whole line of converts preaching about how they have revolutionised the way they pack for their travels. And I…

Osprey Cyber 26L Daysack

The Osprey Cyber 26L Daysack, reviewed

Ten years ago my travel packing list was a bit simpler. I went around the world with no mobile phone and a camera that took two AA batteries. No adapter plugs, no chargers and no wires taking up space…

Old Pear Tree Barn holiday rental Cornwall

Old Pear Tree Barn in North Cornwall, reviewed

Rather than jetting off somewhere exotic post-wedding, we decided a week of rest and recovery nearer to home would be a good plan (plus I’m still struggling with the big honeymoon question). Somewhere peaceful where we could laze around…

Colorado countryside at O Bar O Cabins

O Bar O Cabins in Durango, Colorado, reviewed

When you’re doing a road trip, each different destination and hotel can merge into each other as you’re constantly moving from place to place. So when I was planning my southwest USA route I wanted to make sure we…

The Gallery Hostel, Porto

Gallery Hostel in Porto, reviewed

Being as my trip to Porto was to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of my round-the-world trip, it was only right that I would be back staying in a hostel for the first time in almost as many years.…

Scallywags in Gili Trawangan

Scallywags in Gili Trawangan, reviewed

If you’re done with hostels but want something more interesting and less pricey than a big chain hotel, there are some places that you can struggle to find somewhere good to stay, but Bali wasn’t one of them. After…

Balam Bali VIlla, Ubud

Balam Bali Villa near Ubud, reviewed

The next hotel in my new Reviewed series, with good-value, individual accommodation with a touch of luxury on a budget, is Balam Bali Villa in the countryside just outside of Ubud. This inland area is a patchwork of rice…

Bali Hotel Pearl in Legian

Bali Hotel Pearl in Legian, reviewed

This is the first of a new Reviewed series, where I share some of the best and most interesting accommodation I’ve found in on my travels. You won’t find any five-star chain hotels here, but instead I look for…