11 Backpacking Essentials

I am a huge fan of packing light.  If I can travel with only a backpack, I will.  If I have to check a bag or am going on a longer trip, I’ll take the smallest suitcase/roller holdall I can find.  I couldn’t imagine anything worse than having luggage the same size as me and having to haul it in and out of cars, off and on public transport, up and down stairs when the accommodation has no lift/elevator.  The following items I travel with every time I go away, whether it’s for a weekend ‘staycation’ or 2 weeks overseas!  Hopefully I can help you to pack a little lighter!

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Why I Love Uber as a Solo Female Traveller

I was first introduced to Uber when I went to Chicago with a friend, they were doing all the booking, I just jumped in for the ride.  I didn’t exactly have the greatest first impressions of the service.  Our first car was similar to a 1.1l European car where the back seat isn’t really big enough for 2 children, let alone 3 grown adults.  The 2nd driver was telling us his life story and all the girls he’s got lined up and the 3rd was missing 3 out of 6 wheel bolts on the rear tyre…I’m surprised it didn’t fly off.

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10 Road Trip Tips from an Ex Delivery Driver

Now here’s something I may not have mentioned on my blog before.  I am a girl, I’m 5ft4 inches tall AND I hold a UK class 2 truck license.  Think the size of a bin lorry (garbage truck), fire engine, a coach with no passengers, anything that’s rigid, up to 4 axels.  I may not have taken up truck driving, but I was a delivery driver for 3 years.  I was on the road, 6 days a week, averaging around 10 hours a day during the week.  I picked up things that made my life on the road easier and now I’m going to share some of my best road trip tips with you!

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