Packing for Mobility: Part 1

Arriving by boat on Ko Lipe, Thailand from Langkawi, Malaysia. We would have really struggled with suitcases or bigger bags here! Photo by Steve Collier, 2015.

Arriving by boat on Ko Lipe, Thailand from Langkawi, Malaysia. We would have really struggled with suitcases or bigger bags here! Photo by Steve Collier, 2015.

In these posts, we aim to help you avoid all the unnecessary clutter and hassle that comes with hauling your whole home with you across the world and instead enjoy adventuring with a lighter load meaning you’ll be more mobile and you won’t develop a bad back! Here are some of the tips and equipment which you should find useful…

When we set out on our trip to the far side of the world we knew it was going to be long haul and the seasons in New Zealand are so variable that we needed gear for varying climates. Instead of spending more money on clothes and whatever we needed while we were away it made sense to take as much as we could fit into our bags. We did pick up a few invaluable items however which made our travelling a lot easier and more efficient.

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Stopovers

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For a lot of travellers the thought of a long distance flight is a necessary evil to get through in order to experience the exotic lands that await at the end. Twenty hours of cramped hell. We don’t care what the reviews say, unless you select a premium seating option, even economy on Singapore Airlines is tight especially as Steve is 6’2″! A great way to break up such a long journey and what most people tend to do (it’s also cheaper) is stopover for a few hours/days.

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