Category: Accessories

8 top tips for keeping your data consumption to a minimum as you travel

8 top tips for keeping your data consumption to a minimum as you travel

Using your mobile internet when you travel can quickly rack up a huge bill.  Even if you think you are playing it safe, there are many ways in which people can get caught out.  Here is a check list to make sure you keep your travel costs under control when you are travelling internationally, along […]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas

Been working hard and left your Christmas shopping a bit late? You’re not alone and help is at hand. Here are some great ideas to spoil the lady in your life this Christmas. Whether you think she’d like a new addition to her wardrobe, some beautiful jewellery or a lovely watch, or something different, we’ve […]

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Top 10 last minute luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas

Finding it difficult to buy for him this Christmas and worried that you haven’t got much time left? Whether it’s time the man in your life upgraded his luggage with something more stylish or if you think he would simply love to have a pop-up bar for a night with friends, regardless of the setting, […]

8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

8 of the most extravagant gifts for a quintessentially British Christmas

We all know that Christmas is about giving, but if you’re really looking to impress this year then you’ll need something that hits that wow factor and where better to find supreme luxury than in royal Britain. With Christmas just around the corner, we look to some of Britain’s top luxury brands and artisans to […]

Top 5 fashionable essentials every woman must pack

Top 5 fashionable essentials every woman must pack

Whether planning for a small weekend getaway or a huge trip abroad, there are certain items of necessity that you will want to make room for in your luggage.  These garments and accessories in question are versatile in their range of options and utility – but make sure to invest in pieces that will last […]

Apps for the discerning traveller

Apps for the discerning traveller

Travelling is now simpler than ever thanks to the power of smart devices and social media. Nowadays any morsel of information you could possibly require is accessible through the touch of a button (well, buttons are sort of obsolete now, but you get the idea). Not only is this inspiring more people to travel, but […]

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

4 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My most recent trip was to Sheen Falls Lodge on the outskirts of Kenmare, County Kerry, south-west Ireland – perhaps surprising given my proximity, this was in fact my first time in Ireland, but it definitely won’t be my last.  We had some great experiences and it was an opportunity to try out a few […]

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

6 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My last trip was an expedition with Land Rover, travelling across Nepal and into India in the new Range Rover Hybrid that is due out next year. All that has already been documented on this blog, but it also served as an opportunity to try out a number of products that I hadn’t previously tested, […]

The new iPhone 5S

The new iPhone 5S

The new iPhone 5S has finally arrived. The following video outlines some of the new features on offer, most notably being touch ID which can be used to improve the phone’s level of security as well as for online purchases. What do you think of the new phone and its features? Will you be upgrading?

5 things you need to know about taking your phone abroad

5 things you need to know about taking your phone abroad

Now that pretty much everyone has a smart phone, taking your phone abroad has become more complex.  Simply turning it off will not prevent you from being changed hefty data roaming fees.  Here are a few simple tips to make sure you don’t get a huge mobile phone bill when you return home from your […]

5 things that should be on your travel checklist

5 things that should be on your travel checklist

Besides the usual travel arrangements, the list of what to pack and holiday preparations, there are several other items that should be on your holiday ‘to do’ list to ensure you have a stress free holiday with no hiccups – and if there are bumps in the road, you will be well prepared for them! […]

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

Preserving our cultural heritage with the Zebedee scanner

A new handheld 3D mobile mapping system called ‘Zebedee’ has been developed by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation). It uses a primary sensor (a 2D Hokuyo lidar scanner) on a simple spring mechanism (hence the name Zebedee from The Magic Roundabout) which measures the distances to surfaces in […]

3 travel gadgets for the savvy traveller

3 travel gadgets for the savvy traveller

Let’s face it; gadgets make our lives easier and nowadays we simply can’t survive without them (and why would we want to!). Whether you’re a business traveller where communication is vital or simply a leisure traveller who likes to keep up with the latest tech happenings, here are three travel gadgets that will make you […]

10 gadgets to help you travel

10 gadgets to help you travel

Dr. Livingstone cut his way across the jungles of Africa with little more than a shotgun and a shaving kit. You probably ought not to try and sneak a rifle through the airport, but here are some more modern gadgets that will come in handy for a boys’ adventure.  If you have ay other ideas […]

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

6 products to help you survive a long haul flight

The longest commercial flight to date is courtesy of Singapore Airlines from Newark to Singapore, which lasts an unbelievable 18 hours and 50 minutes. For some, the idea of spending almost an entire day in the air sounds absolutely miserable, but if you’re armed with the right products, you may actually enjoy yourself! Here are […]

MappLore: a useful mapping app for your travels

MappLore: a useful mapping app for your travels

I recently tested the MappLore app, available on the iPhone and iPad.  It’s very simple and easy to use, but with practical applications for travellers also. There’s also a very useful YouTube video that runs through it all in a nutshell and is a useful starting point, but here’s a written explanation of how it […]

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