What’s a TransAtlantic Cruise Really Like?

Are you wondering what’s a transatlantic cruise like? I’ve just returned from a transatlantic cruise with my kid and I’m sharing my experience and some tips here on transatlantic repositioning cruises. My Experience on a Transatlantic Cruise Before my recent transatlantic journey with my 3-year-old daughter, I was honestly worried that I wouldn’t enjoy the trip.  I knew my daughter would love the transatlantic cruise — with all the kid-friendly amenities — but I didn’t know if I would enjoy cruise travel. I have mix feelings towards cruise travel, having been …

Read This Before You Stay at YotelAir Paris CDG [Review]

The situation: you’re waylaid at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport for hours or even half a day until your next flight. You didn’t/couldn’t sleep on the flight, and now you’re exhausted. Your options: Find a pricey hotel outside the airport meaning you’ll have to pass out and back through security and passport control. And claim and recheck your luggage. Find …

Cairn Subscription Box: Like a Monthly Surprise Basket of Killer Outdoor Gear

Subscription box services are all the rage right now. There are boxes for cosmetics, cooking, craft beer, doomsday preppers. I admit that I’ve been intrigued by all of them. But, the most practical for my purposes — the one that really caught my eye — was Cairn (as this seems to be a point of confusion, “cairn” is pronounced like the name “Karen”, but with a distinct dropping of the “e”). The company …

A New American Journey

Usually, when flight crews see me taking pictures of myself, they respond in one of two ways. The most common is that they offer to take my picture for me, which necessitates me explaining why I travel around the world with a tripod and remote which, in turns, makes them feel dissed. The second is laughter I imagine is slightly more judgmental…

My personalised passport cover from Carve On + Win a personalised travel set!

I came home from Scotland last weekend to find a chunky wooden box waiting for me on the doormat. It was small but solid and had the branding of this blog perfectly etched into the lid. The box itself was so lovely that I almost didn’t want to open it (I have a thing

GRIP&SHOOT Is a Pistol-Style Smartphone Grip for Travel Photographers

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Modern smartphones are not designed to be used as cameras. They’re thin, difficult to easily hold/balance in landscape mode, and are typically larger than most compact point-and-shoot cameras. Can we really blame them though? They are smartphones, after all. Anyway, if you find yourself using your smartphone more as a camera than a talking device, you’ve no doubt posited the question: “There has to be a better way to do this!” There is. The GRIP&SHOOT is a simple, …

Functional & Multi-Purpose – Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing [Product Review]

When it comes to clothing, many people tend to purchase clothing for hiking and spending time outdoors and then other clothes for a night out on the town. Gore-tex, tor-gex, etc-ex, all the other weird NASA futuristic fibres in outterwear (nobody really completely understands but we all nod and say “oh that sounds waterproof“). Then there’s your ordinary run of the mill fibres for regular wear like cotton, polyester, and the funky cotton-polly blends. If…

Pelican Elite Coolers: Like Refrigerators for Your Road Trip

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. 2017 is shaping up to be “The Year of the Epic Vagabondish Road Trip“. Our plans for a cross-country drive are shaping up nicely and, with that, we’ve been digging deep into the perfect road trip gear. We love to cook at home and one of the biggest challenges we’re facing is how to keep our cold foods, well, cold. We’ll be camping for a good portion of our trip — sometimes far off-grid — so we’ll be without electricity. Which …

Review: Marriott Hotel Park Lane and Notch restaurant

My favourite thing about a luxury hotel is that first moment when you enter through the enormous doors. The doorman wearing a top hat and tails is like someone from an old-fashioned film. He greets you warmly while you step over the threshold into this luxurious world that feels a million miles from the busy The post Review: Marriott Hotel Park Lane and Notch restaurant appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Staying in a Bath Tower on the town walls of Caernarfon, Wales

Do you fancy staying in one the towers of a medieval town wall, facing the Menai Strait in Wales? Read on to find out about Monica’s weekender with The Landmark Trust at Bath Tower in Caernarfon’s fortified walls. One feeling I’m sure will never get old is the amazing feeling you get when you step The post Staying in a Bath Tower on the town walls of Caernarfon, Wales appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Standard Luggage’s Carry-on Travel Backpack is Functional, Versatile, and Clever

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Messenger bag, backpack, carry-on suitcase … many manufacturers are now blurring the distinction between these types of luggage. These days, it’s easier than ever to find luggage that does all three. Standard Luggage’s new and appropriately named Travel Backpack does just that. It’s simple, versatile, and functional with just enough design flair to…

Plan Your Next Camping Trip with the Moonlight Mobile App

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. In my experience, there are two types of traveler: those who make detailed packing spreadsheets, meticulously count their socks and underwear, and have their Christmas vacation luggage ready to go in September (*cough* my girlfriend *cough*). Then there are those who throw caution to the wind, toss fistfuls of clothes and granola bars into their suitcase on the way out the door, and hope for the best. The sort of traveler who buys luggage at the airport. Basically, there are planners and crazy people. Just like there are apps for travel planners, …

Royal Brunei Airlines Review: Comparing Business Class and Economy

Royal Brunei seems to be an airline that most people have heard of, but not many people have experienced for themselves. Which is weird because, after flying to Ras Al Khaimah on board one of the airline’s Dreamliners, I was raving about it to anyone who would listen. Of course, it helped that I flew The post Royal Brunei Airlines Review: Comparing Business Class and Economy appeared first on The Travel Hack.

The Best DSLR Camera Backpack I Wish I Hadn’t Needed

Allow me to provide you with my review of the most versatile, easily configurable, best DSLR camera backpack for travel . . . Actually, may I first give you the sob story of why I needed a new camera backpack in the first place?The end of last year was a really bad time for me and cameras. I managed to get an entire outfit stolen from …