Hopewell

How do you start a blog post about one of your favourite places you’ve travelled to? Many times I started and deleted my first sentence, but I’m just going to start and see where it goes. Because Hopewell is a very special place, perhaps one of a kind. And if not one of a kind, then…

Hostelling series: five ‘must packs’

What to pack for a backpacking trip? Personally, I find it easier to pack for longer travels than a short holiday because on a long trip at least I know I’ll have to wash my clothes at some point and that refrains me from bringing too much. Everyone will know the basics of jacket, fleece, pants, vest,…

Hostelling series: what makes a hostel

What makes a hostel a great hostel? What do backpackers like in a hostel? These are things I sometimes think about. What I like in a hostel has changed over the years. Not only have I gotten older but I’ve also gotten a better idea of what makes me feel comfortable in a place. In this…

Socks!

When you go hiking, it’s smart to wear special hiking or trekking socks in your boots. Hiking socks are available from various brands and in various thicknesses, depending on the terrain and how warm the area is that you’re going to hike in. The thicker the sock, the more wool is generally used. Thicker socks…

Sleep tight, hope you’re insulated alright

  First off, I have to admit, I’m no seasoned camping-adventurer nor an expert. I’m simply a nut for outdoor gear and I love figuring out what the best option for a certain item is for me with my intended use. So any review is purely based on my view and personal experiences. I should…