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3 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

Those of you who read about our trip to North Cornwall will know already that we had a great week, and were spoilt with both wonderful accommodation and some great weather. On my last trip we tried out just three new items – an advanced backpack, a high quality travel organiser and an app that helps you to discover more about your whereabouts, details of which you will find below. Numinous GlobePacs 65L from eartheasy I don’t often have the need for a backpack these days but every now and then, they do come in very handy. In Cornwall, our children went sailing and the 65-litre Numinous GlobePac from eartheasy was ideal for carrying all their kit – wetsuits, drysuits, buoyancy aids and other gear. I’m impressed by how backpacks still seem to be evolving and coming up with novel developments. I didn’t really have a call for many of the features of this pack this time around, but it is useful to know that it has layered security (Kevlar anti-slash technology as well as anti-puncture zippers and TSA-approved zip locks). You can even securely lock your luggage to a fixed object thanks to its retractable lock system. Finally, another clever feature is that the backpack is compatible with the 25L Numinous GlobePac Daysac, giving you a combined volume of 90 litres. Numinous The Travel Org Keeping organised when travelling with family can be a little challenging sometimes. As well as the various items you need for the journey (think snacks, things to do, etc.), both for yourselves and the kids, you also want to ensure that all your essential documents are in order, and preferably in one place. This is where The Travel Org comes in. This is a quality, British-designed product with a beautiful finish; a lot of thought has gone into it, with compartments for passports, boarding passes, currency, travel documents, keys, credit cards and so on. Although my latest trip was within the UK, it was still very useful and will really come into its own when I next travel overseas. Given its size, which is a little larger than A5, I think this lends itself really well to family travel in particular, but individuals or couples with a reasonable amount of important documentation will love it also. The Travel Org PHIND When I was in a relatively remote part of Cornwall and tried this app out, I didn’t for one moment think it would recognise the building I was photographing… but it did, despite it just being a pub in the relatively unknown village of Trebarwith Strand, a couple of miles from Tintagel. PHIND makes it quick and easy to discover places, be it a landmark, building or some other place of interest – big or small. When in Rock, on the other side of the River Camel to Padstow, I was able to snap a picture of a café and immediately pull up reviews from previous visitors, and even going so far as to recommend the crab sandwiches! PHIND requires iOS7 or later and is compatible with iPhone (5 or later), iPad and iPod Touch. Phind

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Really like the Numinous packs. The styling and features seem pretty innovative. Kevlar in a backpack? that’s a first.

    Thanks for turning me on to them!

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