Category: Travel Equipment

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 […]

Lost luggage - a little bit of fun

Lost luggage – a little bit of fun

It’s Friday so time for a little fun. Rhod Gilbert has a way with words and here shares his experiences in a stand-up comedy sketch that was first performed in Australia – a performance that put the Welsh comedian well and truly on the comedy circuit. In 2007, the routine was placed sixth in Chortle’s […]

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 […]

The most expensive fabric in the world

The most expensive fabric in the world

The most expensive fabric in the world is wool, which comes from the vicuña and can only be shorn from the animal once every two to three years. The vicuña is part of the camelid family, of which the alpaca and llama are two others whose wool is also sought after and valued. However, they are […]

Top 5 luxury women’s fashion boutiques in Bali

Top 5 luxury women’s fashion boutiques in Bali

It is well known that Bali draws an international crowd. So much so that some of the most established local fashion designers are from various parts of the world. Bringing the influence of their culture with them, these five fashion designers have embraced the local culture and textile traditions and weaved them into their designs. […]

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 […]

5 weekender travel bags perfect for your mini getaway

5 weekender travel bags perfect for your mini getaway

What’s a quick getaway without a sleek and stylish carry-all accomplice? Don’t be tied down with heavy, cumbersome luggage – it will slow your (deservedly) wandering step.  But don’t cramp your style either; it won’t do to be without your travel essentials! When leaving town for a two to three day mini escape, you’ll want to […]

A new luxury micro- and mini-bikini brand from Barcelona: BE YOU MINI

A new luxury micro- and mini-bikini brand from Barcelona: BE YOU MINI

Born in Barcelona in 2013, as a the result of a long family tradition of custom tailoring, BE YOU MINI is a new, luxury, micro- and mini-bikini brand distinguished by its minimalism, luxury and exclusivity. It is not only elegance and minimalism, it’s a range of new sensations for women. Feeling confident and sexy is […]

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 […]

Interview with Bridget King, Owner of Lilylola

Interview with Bridget King, Owner of Lilylola

Married with three grown children, four cats and a dog, Bridget King is owner of Lilylola and has always had an insatiable passion for fabric, textures and fashion, combined with a deep appreciation of the human form and sculpture. Her career started in advertising and progressed predictably into fashion and retail. She is highly motivated […]

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