How To Keep Your Belongings Safe When Travelling

Plane window view over the Pacific Ocean flying between Auckland NZ and Nadi Fiji where corals and islands provide stunning views

Any trip away is met with a panic about taking your most treasured items away from their home, and I’m sure I’m not the only one to get paranoid about whether you’ll be the unlucky story of that person who’s luggage went missing, or whose belongings were stolen, lost, or left behind. While there is a certain amount of chance involved in these situations, I found a few preventative measures helped to put my mind at ease, and at least when I did eventually end up in crisis situations I felt a little better equipped to handle it!

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Year In Review: What I Learned From Travelling in 2016

It’s been a chaotic year for many, but are there any positives to be found in what seems to be considered a disastrous series of events throughout the world? From my personal experiences, there’s so much to say about the amazing things I learned about during my travels and on my return. For me, this has been a year of major highs and lows,  with some of the most significant discoveries happening across the world, so let’s review!

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Suzy’s Suitcase Part 1: What To Take

When packing for a long trip, many of us agonise over what to fill our bags with. I had the added pressure when packing because I was about to become a backpacker, AKA trying to fit my life into a small vertical tube. Here are some of the things I should never have bothered with, and some of the things I couldn’t have done without. In part 1 of Suzy’s Suitcase, here’s just a few of the things I would recommend taking on a long trip. Continue reading “Suzy’s Suitcase Part 1: What To Take”

Top Tips: Solo Travel

When I told people I would be travelling alone for a while, there were some mixed reactions. Family members were usually curious and asked exactly where I’d be off to, whereas friends were often very supportive and thought it was awesome (spoilers, it is). I feel pretty fortunate that I had the chance to be a solo gal out there alone, and to be one half of the “Double-Trouble-Dream-Team”: Em and Suze. I’d definitely made the decision to only visit countries on my own that I felt would be ok for a first time trip, and there is certainly a part of that which is due to the worries of others. I also think that those worries wouldn’t have been quite so vocalised if I wasn’t a female travelling alone. I’m so glad that I was able to experience countries in Asia with one of my closest friends, it would have been a totally different experience on my own, but I would definitely like to get out there and see some countries a little further out of my comfort zone during a solo trip, for the comparative experience if nothing else!

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