During September I was invited to the Maldives to attend the World Travel Writers Conference organised by Maldives TV. It involved recording interviews for television and speaking on stage. Naturally I wanted to look my best. Prior to my departure Cornerstone contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing their shaving products. When I explained that my work involves a lot of travel they said they’d send one of their crushed buffalo leather wash bags with a waterproof lining. I was also sent a blade protector, so that the razor can be transported safely.
The grip handles feature a Velcro seal, for additional comfort while carrying this sizable piece of kit, and there are hand grips at either end. You can, should you choose, carry the bag via a shoulder strap that spans its length. Alternatively, the Kitmonster 70 G2 has detachable twin shoulder straps, meaning you can carry the bag on your back, in the style of a rucksack, should you so desire.
Did you know that Camley Street Park is a spot that rail travellers can enjoy the song of reed warblers before departing from St Pancras in London?
Stuart Forster was presented with the British Annual Canada Travel Award for Best Online Coverage for a feature on trekking with polar bears near Churchill in Manitiba. He reveals why he was rendered lost for words.
As a travel writer and blogger I have to cover a lot of ground. Comfortable footwear, such as Cat Footwear’s new Ryker Boots, helps me feel at ease while going about my work.
Be Prepared. The motto of the Scouting Movement also rings true for travellers. The items you carry on a day to day basis can help you make the most of your time on the road.
The Snugpak Softie Vest is a lightweight, body warmer style jacket designed for wearing when a chill grips the air. As such it’s a good piece of kit for early morning walks on summer days, when the air temperature hasn’t quite warmed up, or evenings, when temperatures again begin to drop.
Volcanic landscapes, Caribbean beaches and rainforests teeming with wildlife—including colourful tree frogs and birdlife—were just three aspects that excited me ahead of a visit Central America recently.
Julian McDonnell is the filmmaker behind the Joolz Guides series of videos about London. His work Take Me To Pitcairn has won three awards at tourism film festivals and is screened on Air Tahiti flights.
The lightweight Snugpak SJ6 jacket is both wind and water resistant. It’s a lovely piece of kit to wear while walking on windy days both in rural and urban settings.