First time backpacker survival kit

My youngest brother turned 18 this week and has grand adventure plans to go off interrailing around Europe for a few weeks this summer. My first thought was to get him a backpack for his birthday, which is definitely the top item on any first-time-backpacker's to-buy list. Unfortunately my parents beat me to this idea, [...]

Dos & Don’ts in Iceland

Do... Stay downtown when in Reykjavík - everything is walking distance and the shuttle pickups for tours don't take long. Self-cater or eat your main meals at lunchtimes. Food prices are extortionate. Get away from the city & and light pollution on a clear night if you want to see the Northern Lights. (Check out [...]