What to Pack For a Long Trip

backpacks backpacking kathmandu litehaul osprey ozone46There a lot of things to think about when you up-root yourself to travel for a year. Route plans, resigning, getting out of your apartment, all the goodbyes, whats the best platform on which to placate my sports addiction while I’m on the road? But paramount among these and other questions are, what size pack will I use and what can I fit. Here is the of what we take, in our His Packing List and Her Packing List, which is in no way a one size fits all, but perhaps some food for thought on your next backpacking adventure.  Continue reading

The Final Countdown

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With the air-gate and inevitably average plane food and sub par entertainment package beckoning (Tianjin Airlines reviews were routinely slammed as having “not enough English language content”), arguably the toughest parts, well, niggly admin parts, are behind us as we look to embark on an epic adventure in less than 2 weeks time. We have just a few more days of work before we drop everything and jump on a plane bound for China. But! we hear you say! What made you drop everything? Where are you going? and how long for? and just who are you, you ask? We’ll answer the last one first. Continue reading