Made In The Midwest: 6 Things I Love About My JORD Wooden Watch ($100 Gift Code Competition!)

For the past 12 years, I have worn a watch every. single. day.  This goes back to when I signed up to work on a summer camp and a watch was one of the requirements.  I honestly think my arm would feel naked if I didn’t wear one now and I couldn’t imagine not having the time right there on my wrist!  My latest watch is a Walnut and Midnight Blue ‘Cora Polaris’ wood watch by JORD.  This unique timepiece has some really cool features, I share 6 things that I love about my JORD wooden watch below!  At the end of the post, I’ll be giving one of my readers a $100 gift code to put towards your own JORD wood watch or another one of their products!

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Life Less Ordinary Coordinates Bracelet: Ethical Travel Jewellery!

I’m a huge fan of travel themed jewellery, especially the friendship style bracelets.  Because I’m very active, I find that typical chain jewellery just doesn’t last, the chain breaks and then I end up losing them.  I recently walked by an expensive jewellery shop in Greece and the store assistant was like “you need jewellery to remember your trip!”  And I was like errrr got anything made out of string?!?  So when I was recently contacted by ‘Life Less Ordinary’ to advertise their coordinates bracelet, I jumped at the chance!

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Chester Minima Carry On Review: For Travellers That Like To Be Organised!

As some of you may know, I’m a huge fan of carry on travel and try to do so as much as possible.  Not only does it save money as many airlines charge you for checked luggage now, but it also saves time as you then don’t have to wait at the baggage carousel or worry about bags being transferred during connecting flights!  I was recently contacted by Chester Travel to try out their new Minima carry on suitcase and here’s what I think!

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My Summer 2019 Reading List

I always tend to read more in the summer, I have more spare time (what with working in a school) and with summer travels I tend to read a lot at airports and during flights.  SO I thought I would share with you some of the books that I plan on reading over the next few months!

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My Waterproof Dual Timezone Watch – A Travel Gadget I’d Be Lost Without!

When it comes to travel packing lists and ‘must have travel gadgets’, I can’t believe I’ve always overlooked the item I’d feel most naked without and there’s a good reason for it…literally because I NEVER take it off.  Ever.  It’s like a permanent part of me!  I am a huge fan of Baby G (G Shock) watches by Casio.  In my opinion they are the best waterproof dual timezone watch out there and an important part of my travel routines!

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The Best Carry On Backpack – My Mini Tardis!

I love the flexibility of travelling with a backpack, I like being ‘hands free’ and when you fly, it’s guaranteed to stay in the cabin with you as it can squish under the seat in front (and leave you with zero leg room…but what’s more important?!).  For ages I travelled with a backpack from Billabong, it was pretty and had a huge main compartment but I couldn’t help but wish it had some more pockets so I could organise things a bit easier.  This is the best carry on backpack I’ve discovered so far!

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Pouch Pies: British Meat Pies Online!

As an expat living overseas, sometimes all I want more than anything is British comfort food, the food from home that I love and miss!  One thing I used to have regularly for dinner was ‘Pukka Pies’ (you can buy them in some Fish and Chip shops too!).  Yes America have ‘pot pies’, maybe I’m buying the wrong ones because they are just nasty!  Recently, Pouch Pies reached out to me about their meat pie online delivery service! They have flavours of pies inspired from all around the world, BUT most importantly they sell traditional British pies!  I love discovering places to get British food in America!

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Tips For Crystal Ball Photography

As if I needed anymore camera gear!  I now use my iPod, iPhone, Canon Powershot (point & shoot), GoPro Hero 3, DJI Spark Drone, all the necessary mounts and travel tripods and now I’ve added an 80mm Crystal Ball (or Spherical Lens) to the collection and I love it…even though it does weigh the same as a baby elephant…Here are some of my tips for Crystal Ball photography!

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