Travel Essentials – Travel Make Up

Travel Essentials – Travel Make Up

Now I know there are some people who travel without taking or wearing make up, so this post is not for them. Packing toiletries, skincare and makeup is always a challenging game, especially if backpacking or travelling light – ‘carry on only’ style. After many 

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS – FIRST AID KITS

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS – FIRST AID KITS

I like to be very prepared when I travel. Very prepared! I make lists, have thousands of mini bags and containers and literally think of everything. I have my travel essentials covered. If you are doing a big trip, say 4 weeks or longer, or 

Travel Essentials … Messenger Bag

Travel Essentials … Messenger Bag

I am not a huge fan of backpacks for day exploring while travelling. I know they are practical, but I’ve always thought they looked daggy and I got annoyed at constantly having to take it off my back and swinging it around to get things 

Travel Essentials … Rain Poncho

Travel Essentials … Rain Poncho

Umbrellas are a real pain when you travel. You don’t have enough hands, especially if you’re trying to take photographs. They can blow inside out and get broken, rendering them useless. And unless you can get those tiny fold up ones, they take up space. 

Travel Essentials… Luggage Tags

Travel Essentials… Luggage Tags

Like any girl who enjoys shopping, cute things, stationery and shops like Daiso, I love cute and kitsch luggage tags. I love when I have┬ásomething really unique. What I don’t love is how often I have to replace my luggage tags because they get ripped, 

Travel Essentials… Hats

Travel Essentials… Hats

  I’ve never been a really big fan of hats. Well I love hats but I don’t actually think I look that good in them. I usually don’t pack them for holidays, truth be told. But then I end up buying them all over the 

Travel Essentials… Beauty Products on the Plane

Travel Essentials… Beauty Products on the Plane

These are my absolute necessary beauty items and toiletries for a long haul flight. Sydney to Los Angeles can be 14 hours, even longer to Dallas and heading to Europe is usually TWO long haul flights. Urgh. Now some people want to pack most of 

Travel Essentials… Lip Balm

Travel Essentials… Lip Balm

Whether flying, hiking, sunbaking, skiing or just sightseeing every day, you really do need to pack a good, long lasting moistursing lip balm. A tinted one is even better, meaning you can take one less lipstick or lip gloss. The Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms 

Travel Essentials… The Shrug

Travel Essentials… The Shrug

Call it what you will, shrug, bolero, cropped cardigan. Casual cotton or knit, or fancy with lace and sequins, the humble shrug is the perfect clothing item to pack for travel. Long sleeved or short sleeved, the shrug can change an outfit instantly, freshening up 

Travel Essentials – Neck Pillow

Travel Essentials – Neck Pillow

Anyone who does long haul flights realises just how different the sleep portion of the flight can be with the right neck pillow. Or if you are like me the ‘eyes are closed and trying to sleep but cannot sleep’ portion of the flight. I 

Travel Essentials – Neck Pillow

Travel Essentials – Neck Pillow

Anyone who does long haul flights realises just how different the sleep portion of the flight can be with the right neck pillow. Or if you are like me the ‘eyes are closed and trying to sleep but cannot sleep’ portion of the flight. I 

Travel Essentials – All Purpose Parka

Travel Essentials – All Purpose Parka

Lightweight, stylish, waterproof, wind proof, scrunch proof… A travel jacket / parka / windcheater is the best when layered over other clothes and protecting you from the elements. A detachable hood is a bonus. I am still on the lookout for a great waterproof one, 

Travel Essentials – The right sized day bag

Travel Essentials – The right sized day bag

I’m not a backpack sort of girl. Or a money belt (though my recent lost passport experience may change that). I get that the everyday travel bag is a totally personal decision – whether you like a tiny clutch, a bumbag (‘fanny pack’), day backpack 

Travel Essentials – Good Quality Leggings

Travel Essentials – Good Quality Leggings

The humble leggings are still on a ten year revival high. Once only designated for the gym, stretchy pants have become mainstream with a range of clothes for work, rest, travel and play. May I stress here that I am a PLATINUM level member of 

Travel Essentials – All Purpose Wrap

Travel Essentials – All Purpose Wrap

Scarf, wrap, pashmina… call it what you will, just make sure you pack one in your hand luggage. A large, wide cotton one is best, I have a few which have seen a lot of sights and saved me a lot of times. Here are