HOW TO SURVIVE A LONG FLIGHT

If you’re a frequent flyer, you know that long flights can be tough on your body, skin and immune system.

Besides travelling with a comfortable and good airline, there are a couple of things you can do to get your body & mind up to speed after a long flight.

1. Your body

Important to mention, you need to keep moving. There are several in flight exercises you can do like moving your feet and walking up and down the plane. But we all know this right? If you want to get that blood really flowing, you should practise these Yoga moves as soon as you get to your hotel:

Down Dog Split: Start in down dog, then lift the right leg up.
Knee to Nose: From down dog split, pull your knee toward your nose and hover.
Pigeon: Slide the right knee behind the right wrist and come to pigeon pose, fold forward, then sit up in pigeon.”Pigeon releases the hips which get super congested when you sit for too long,” Yoga specialist Kernaghan says. The deep stretch also alleviates lower back pain, which over time can improve posture.

Yoga pose

Janushirsasana: Turn yourself to the side. Place right foot on left inner thigh. Side body bend over the left leg.
Seated Spinal Twist: Step left leg over right leg. Lift the right arm up and twist to the left side. This move will help relieve the spine and lower back, and make breathing easier and twisting also helps to get your digestive tract going. Repeat on the other side.

2. Your Skin

During a flight, your skin will get dehydrated to the max. This is because of the lack of fresh air and the air-conditioning. So what can you do? Well, we swear by this product: Multi-Active Toner (50ml) by Dermalogica. Pack it into your carry on luggage and spray it onto your face every 2-3 hours. Ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Cucumber soothe the skin and Lemon & Arnica bring the skin back in top condition. 

Eat well. Greasy airplane food can be terrible for your skin. Try to bring some healthy food bars and if the airline allows it, also bring some fruit.
Drink Well. And we mean water, but you already knew this right?

As we breathe this air our bodies become dehydrated from the inside out, and moisture is drawn out of the skin

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The one thing you shouldn’t forget in your carry on luggage! (no spon!)

3. Your Immune system

I always feel a bit under the weather when I get off a long flight. If you share a plane with 200 people, you can bet on it that there will germs inside the aircraft. You can wear one of those white mouth masks like they do in Asia, but we all know that you won’t get an upgrade to business class this way lol. We’ve highlighted this handy stick in a previous post about the best travel gadgets, so it’s no surprise that we want to mention it again. This easy to bring nasal sanitizer reduces the risk of infection and keeps you save, killing up to 99,99 procent of germs.

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Life saver! 

We will travel to Malaysia and the Philippines soon so keep an eye out for our packing guide and carry on essentials!

Love,

Elke  

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TOP 5 COUNTRIES TO LIVE IN (if you ever think about moving)

If you’re planning to leave your hometown and find your luck somewhere else then you should check this list. 

What countries are best to live in if you want to live abroad? Based on a recent survey of 20.000 global people, these are the results.

1. Canada

This country has it all. Adventure, rough but stunning nature, pretty clean air, friendly people and the list goes on. The second largest country in the world particularly scored high on Quality of Life, Citizenship and the opportunities for entrepreneurship. Did you know that Canada is one of the best and safest places for solo travelCheck here for more tips and stories about Canada.

Lake, Canada

2. Sweden

Another Scandinavian country. This time it’s Sweden.  They just introduced a 6 hour working day so if that doesn’t already makes a person happy, you should read on. They give you 16 months of to spent that time with your newborn baby, so it is the best place for women where they get safety and they can see their child grown up. Besides this, you can breath fresh air and visit amazing beautiful places.

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More people living in other countries than ever, says UN study

3. Denmark

Crazy but it has zero crime rates, murder, no corruption, and stability in economic growth, quality life, etc. All these things made it as one of the best, happiest and safest countries to live in the world. Nearly 18 weeks of paid leave is given to mothers and 79 percent of women are working which is comparatively higher than other countries. People in this country are more concerned about their environment and they follow excellent health care system. Let’s move to Denmark!

Snow in Denmark

4. Norway

When I arrived in Norway for the first time, I actually cried because I thought the sight of it was so beautiful. Mountains, Fjörds, valleys, waterfalls and clean air to breath. Norway is one of those place you need to visit before you die, so why not live there for a while! 

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Elke in Norway

5. Switzerland

In short, we loooove Switzerland. The nature is just incredible and if you think Canada is too far, just come over to the Swiss side because it resembles a lot with the scenery.  Secondly, wages are pretty good if you live there as it is one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. 

The Giant Swing Adelboden

Did you know that The Netherlands made it place eight? Lucky us!

Check the full list here.

Love,

Elke

10 X MOVIES THAT WILL TRIGGER YOUR WANDERLUST

toDo you need some inspiration for your travel bucket list? Or can you use a good dose of wanderlust on a rainy afternoon? Travel movies offer the solution! So sit back and dream for an hour or two with visuals of beautiful places which you can hopefully visit someday afterwards.

In my opinion, these are 10 of the most beautiful travel movies that you must see.

Into the wild (Alaska)

A wonderful movie about traveling solo. The main character, Christopher McCandless, gives away everything he has to prove that he does not need material to live. A special film about freedom, solitude and nature.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Hawaii)

The devastated Peter is going to Hawaii so he can relax and deal with the recent break-up with his ex-girlfriend. Once he is there, he finds out that his ex is staying at the same resort and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend. A hilarious film that is perfect for getting into the tropical Hawaiian atmosphere.

Hawaii | travel movies

The secret life of Walter Mitty (Greenland, Iceland, Afghanistan)

Who doesn’t want a great and compelling life, full of adventure and beautiful journeys? That is exactly what the protagonist Walter Mitty wants. He is a man who dreams of a new life, far away from his office. A recommendation if you want to see a feel-good travel movie that takes you to the most stunning places.

Midnight in Paris (Paris)

The movie Midnight in Paris is about a harmless yet clumsy American (Gil Pender) who is tired of his wife’s lack in interests. He decides to spend his time in Paris exploring its artistic and literary history. After watching this movie, I can assure you that you will fall in love with the French! Have you read our brand new Paris Guide yet?

Paris Guide 2020

Slumdog Millionaire (India)

In contrast to Paris, Slumdog Millionaire takes mostly place in the slums of India and shows a whole new side of the country. The film follows the 18-year-old Jamal who participates in the game program “Who wants to be a millionaire?” Let the movie take you on a fairy-tale journey through hectic India.

Eat pray love (Italy, India, Indonesia)

In the film adaptation of the book Eat Pray Love we follow Liz (Julia Roberts) on her journey of self-discovery through 3 countries. The first time I watched the movie I fell in love with all three locations where she ate (Italy) prayed (India) and found love (Bali).

Wander-Lust in Bali

Lost in Translation (Japan)

In the same fashion, this movie is also about love and friendship, set in Tokyo. The overwhelming metropolis is fairly truthfully portrayed. It is a must see for anyone traveling to Japan, but even without specific travel plans you can dream away due all the beautiful images that pass by.

Chef (U.S.)

This movie follows Chef Carl Casper as he tries to find meaning in his life and work by traveling from Miami to Los Angeles in his food truck. It’s an entertaining and very lovable feel good movie that makes you want to road trip through the U.S. and try out all kinds of food.

Wild (West America)

Unquestionably, Wild is appreciated by backpackers across the globe. Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) decides to abandon her normal life and goes on a journey on her own. She has put set her sights on the Pacific Crest Trail, which is a long path that runs from the border with Canada in the north of America to the border with Mexico in the south of America.

Gift ideas for backpackers | Wander-Lust

Lord of the Rings (New Zealand)

From time to time, a travel movie like the Lord of the Rings captivates millions of fans all around the world. The fictional Middle-earth, where the story take place, seems to be a completely different world, although all scenes were shot in New Zealand (of course with editing, but still). It may be a fantasy adventure film; it remains one of my favourites. After watching, I always feel like planning a trip to beautiful New Zealand.

New Zealand travel movies

Happy watching!

Iris

How to get an upgrade to business class

Yes, it has happened to me The one thing I, as a frequent traveler, always wished for. I got an upgrade to business class. It happened to me on my flights to New York and Doha.

So why was I so lucky? And more importantly, how can YOU narrow down your chances of getting an upgrade yourself! Here are a few tips on how to be upgraded to business class!

1. Be friendly

For the most part, being nice and a friendly smile often pays off. It already starts with the check in. Try to look the staff of the airline and make a connection in order to gain that likable factor. Be friendly and use your charm. If there is anything available in business class, they might give it to you!


Hello, I’m Elke and I’m friendly! 🙂

2. Have something to celebrate

If the plane is half empty and have something to celebrate, use it! Examples: It’s your birthday (you need to prove this, so be careful) You and your partner celebrate 4 years together, you’re going to visit a friend abroad that you have not seen for years, you’re traveling around the world on your own, you’re on your honeymoon … Share your story with the flight attendant. Special moments like these deserve an upgrade, don’t you think?

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Anniversary? Tell the flight attendant!

3. Travel alone

They say you create enormous opportunities when you’re traveling alone. The larger the group, the less chance you have. If there is still room available in business class, you can bet on it that they pick someone that’s traveling alone. In addition, the flight attendant often wonders why you are traveling alone. Take your chance and go for it.

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4. Overbooked

Ok, let’s be real. Airlines only give you an upgrade if it’s really necessary. If the economy class is full, they have to transfer people to business class. When this happens, make sure you are first in line. Check tip 1,2,3 and 5.

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5. Frequent Flyer perks

To be fair, this is probably the most important. The more you are connected to the airline, the more they do for you. They obviously want you to book your flight with them and continue to do so. Occasionally they reward you for it. Joining their “frequent flyer program” gives you much more chance to receive a free upgrade. It happened to me with KLM and recently with Qatar Airways.

Be aware, a business class upgrade is never a guarantee, but one day, it WILL HAPPEN to YOU. Just follow the 5 rules and you will see..

Love,

Elke

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The Best in Travel List 2020 by Lonely Planet

Yearly, the Lonely Planet publish their highly anticipated Best In Travel List. Destinations across the globe hope to be included, as it usually results in a gain of tourism.

With so many people traveling nowadays, it’s almost impossible to choose between the many destinations on offer. How do you decide where to go next? The Lonely Planet has just published the Best in Travel List 2020, that may just help you decide on where to travel to this year. 

Top 10 Countries:

  1. Bhutan
  2. England
  3. North Macedonia
  4. Aruba
  5. eSwatini
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Netherlands
  8. Liberia
  9. Morocco
  10. Uruguay

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The Netherlands made the top 10! Maybe it has to do with our beautiful Tulips?

This Best in Travel List 2020 can take you all over the world

Bhutan is topping the best in travel list this year because they operate on a strict high value, low impact tourism policy. ‘It is already the world’s only carbon-negative country, and the kingdom is set to become the first fully organic nation by 2020, so it’s only going to get more beautiful.’ Says the Lonely Planet. It may come as a surprise, but England got the 2nd position despite the Brexit. Consequently, it has to do with England’s beautiful coastline with more sections opening up to the public. And let’s not forget about the Netherlands, as Dutch citizens we are proud to be included!

Bhutan best in travel 2020

Top 10 Cities:

  1. Salzburg, Austria
  2. Washington DC, USA
  3. Cairo, Egypt
  4. Galway, Ireland
  5. Bonn, Germany
  6. La Paz, Bolivia
  7. Kochi, India
  8. Vancouver, Canada
  9. Dubai
  10. Denver, USA

Plenty of cities to choose from in 2020, but which one is your favourite?

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Beautiful Salzburg

Best Value Destinations:

  1. East Nusa, Indonesia
  2. Budapest, Hungary
  3. Madhya Pradesh, India
  4. Buffalo NY, USA
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Serbia
  7. Tunisia
  8. Cape Winelands, South Africa
  9. Athens, Greece
  10. Zanzibar, Tanzania

If you’re looking for a first class destination, without the first class ticket price, these 10 destinations are tipped to be the best in value. Even the Cape Winelands in South Africa, that are portrayed as fancy, has more accommodations to suit every budget. We are not talking Asian prices, but the change is there, and that’s a great thing!

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For the whole list check Lonely Planet. So where will you go in 2020?

Love,

Elke

 

 

Travel Tips | How to Find a Job in Australia

Are you planning to work and live in Australia? After you get your 1 year working visa, is it time to find a job that will keep you going.

With the average hostel price at around 30 AUD a night, it won’t take you long to realize Australia is a gorgeous, yet extremely expensive country. Time to find a job! But how do you go about it, and where do you look? In this article on how to find a job in Australia, you will hopefully you get well on your way.

Drop off your CV

The majority of backpackers working in Australia work in hospitality. Restaurants and cafes are almost always looking for new staff, especially right before the start of the busier seasons (spring, summer). The best way to get a job in a nice cozy coffee place or a hip and vibrant restaurant is just by simply walking in and leaving your CV. One day a friend of mine spend a few hours walking in and out of cafes and restaurants in Bondi, and the next day she was invited for two trials. That’s how fast it can go!

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Do you make a killer coffee? Tell them!

  • Tip 1:

Australians LOVE their coffee, so if you’re a barista you’re already one step ahead of the game! Don’t forget to mention this in your CV.

  • Tip 2:

Even if you never worked in hospitality, it is worth giving a try. Another one of my friends had zero hospitality work experience, but he pimped up his CV, bluffed his way through the interview and trial, and got a job at a lovely coffee bar in Sydney the next day. The minimum wage for working in hospitality is around 19 AUD (13 Euro) which makes it one of the least paying jobs. But a few good tips can definitely make up for that!

Finding a job in Australia isn’t hard, it does take some effort

Search on Gumtree

Gumtree is a local ads website where anyone can offer (almost) anything, so it is also the perfect place to find a job. You can either place an ad yourself and let the recruiters find you or you can search the thousands of ads on there. Surf to Gumtree, click on the ‘jobs’ section, select the city or area you’d like to work in, and GO! You can also specify your search by only looking for call centre jobs, or jobs in another specific field. Should you be looking for farm work to obtain a second year working holiday visa in Australia, then Gumtree is also a good place to search. I found my regional work by placing my own ad on Gumtree, and I just completed my 88 days!

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88 days of farm work – working in the orange fields 

Search for a job on SEEK

SEEK is a professional website where recruiters post their job openings. You can just browse through all the available jobs by category, or you can create your own profile and hope the recruiters will find you (the latter not working as effectively as the first). I found that Seek especially comes in handy when you’re looking for a call centre job, which on average pay about 25 AUD an hour. There’s plenty of these jobs being offered and if you have a little customer service experience (again, bluffing might help) you will very likely be invited for an interview.

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Good ol’ Facebook

There are plenty of Facebook groups dedicated to offering casual work. For example Brisbane Promo Staff , Melbourne Promo Staff and Sydney Promo Staff. In these groups you’ll find plenty of offers for casual work. In other less work-specific Facebook groups such as Australian Backpackers or (if you’re Dutch) in Dutchies in Australia you’ll also occasionally come across various job offers.

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How to find a job down under in Brisbane?

Hop around your hostel

You will find that most hostels have a job board and that is the perfect way how to find a job down under. For example, have a look through these or even go to the reception and ask them if they can find you anything. I once did this at a hostel in Sydney, and a few weeks later I got a call from the manager that they were looking for new staff. Score! Finding a job in Australia isn’t hard, but it does take some effort. If you don’t hear anything back after your first few job applications then don’t lose all hope straight away, because it sometimes takes just a little bit of time and patience.

In short, my tips on how to find a job in Australia are; to never give up, keep applying and keep on smiling! GOOD LUCK!

Love,

Evelien

More tips about living in Australia? Check them below!

6 TRAVEL PODCASTS THAT WILL FEED YOUR WANDERLUST

We’re kinda new to podcasts but since we started to listen to them, it has become some what of an addiction. Focusing on travel, we found these amazing travel inspiring podcasts that will make you want to travel more.

This resulted in this list of 8 wonderful podcasts full of travel tips, inspiration and travel stories.

Extra pack of peanuts

If you’re looking for those budget travel tips, you should definitely listen to this podcast. Needless to say, that this is one of the most popular podcast out there when it comes to budget travel with more than 1 million downloads. Listen to it here.

She Explores

The ultimate travel podcast for women who seek adventure! Hosted by Gale Straub, the show will inspired to get out more. It focusses on the great outdoors and features more than 500 women with a bunch of experience.

Traveller Podcast – Flight of Fancy

Listen to Aussie Ben Groundwater who talks about everything from scary travel moments to various travel tips & hacks in 40 minute podcast sessions. Very easy to listen to and it won’t take much of your time. Check it out.

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Listen to podcasts everywhere!

Women Who Travel

Run by the editors of Conde Nast Travel, this podcast once started out with a Facebook group where women across the globe could exchange travel experiences. It became so popular, that they decided to create this hub of travel information. From planning the ultimate roadtrip, why to travel solo, to the best destinations for 2019.

The Journey by KLM

Indeed, the famous Dutch airline has created wonderful award winning podcasts where several travel stories are told, with a link to aviation. You are going to love this if you’re into history, personal stories from pilots and travelers about the trip that changed their lives. www.podcast.klm.com

But Why | A Podcast for Curious Kids

If you travel with kids, you know you need to keep them entertained most of the time during a long flight or bus ride. As a mother I have noticed that the same question always arrises; ‘but why? But how?’ Well, this show is designed for exactly that. All questions imaginably are answered and explained in detail. Suitable for all ages!

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As shown above, there is no need to get bored whilst travelling! Do you have more podcast tips, let us know in the comments!

Love,

Elke

 

How to avoid the crowds at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is undoubtedly Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction. And this is no surprise since the lost city is the biggest religious monument in the world which dates back to the early twelfth century.

These days almost 5 million tourists yearly make their way over to Cambodia to wander around the temples of Angkor Wat themselves, making it a very popular but very busy place to visit. You better think again if you ever dream of having these Asian temples all to yourself, but there are a few tricks to avoid the big crowds and wander around in peace…

1. Watch the sunrise and leave a little early

Watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat is a definite must-do when you’re visiting these temples. Not only is it a truly magical experience when a new day presents itself by rising up against the temples, but it is also a great way to arrive at the temples early. If you want to have a good spot without hundreds of iPad and Selfiestick waving Chinese tourists in front of you, walk right instead of going straight ahead at the famous ‘sunrise temple spot’. You won’t be right in front of the temples, but you will share the view with just a dozen of other tourists. When the sun is up and you captured enough Instagram-worthy shots, head back to your Tuk Tuk driver before everybody else does. Doing this you’ll arrive at the other temples as one of the first, having the temples (almost) all to yourself 🙂

Beat the crowd at Ankor Wat
The most impressive temple of Cambodia, but very busy

2. The further away, the better!

Firstly, ask your Tuk Tuk driver to bring you to the popular temples that are further away first. Many Tuk Tuk’s and tour buses follow a certain route, creating the perfect opportunity for you to do the exact opposite thing 🙂 Also, if you see tons of big tour buses standing outside of a temple, ask your Tuk Tuk driver to take you to another temple which appears to be less crowded first. Clever thinking!

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3. Go back at the end of the day

Wandering around the temples of Angkor is extremely beautiful, but also extremely tiring and HOT! If you decided to watch the sunrise you will probably feel very tired around 12pm, making you want to go home and take a nap during the hottest hours of the day. If you buy a one-day-pass this pass is valid for a whole day, so you can come back to the temples in the late afternoon, when most of the crowds already have disappeared. Make sure you don’t go too late as Angkor Wat closes at 6pm.

Ankor Wat Cambodia

I hope the three tips above will help you explore the ancient Ankor Wat in peace and quiet. Enjoy 🙂

Love,

Evelien

Did you know Cambodia is one of the world’s cheapest countries to live in? Check which countries made it to the top 5!

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Best Airlines in the world 2019

They call it the Oscars for the aviation industry, the yearly world airlines awards. Each year the numbers shift and it’s always good to know who you’re flying with in 2019. 

Needless to say, that not all Airlines are the same. Some are obviously far better than othersThis is a small selection of the top hundred 2019, chosen by travellers around the world.

Nr. 1 Qatar Airways

Still on top of the bill. Qatar airlines is still one of the best airlines in the world. They also won in 2012 next to a numerous other awards, and this year they climb back up from number 2 to the first spot. So why are they so great? Well; Quatar flies to 140 different destinations, they are Best in business class, Best on time performance, Best in vanity kit, Best economy long haul experience and the list goes on.. 


Fly fly away!

Nr. 5 Emirates

I will never forget my first backpacking adventure to Australia. I was 24 years old and traveling solo. Next to that I already had a fear of flying so the thought of being in a large plane for at least 16 hours wasn’t something I looked forward to. But Emirates made my experience sooo good. First of all, the staff is amazing. I really believe they are this nice! No fake smile, just an excellent service. Emirates stops at Dubai airport and I must say that’s a great stopover as the airport looks amazing and if you have a long stopover, it’s always nice to do some shopping while you’re there right? 😉 Emirates have been in the worlds top 5 best airlines for years now and if it were up to me, they can stay there for many years to come.

Nr. 6 EVA Air

This Taiwanese airline flies over 40 international destinations and comes it at number 6 in the top 100 best airlines. It’s not just the female name that does wonders because this airline does it really well. Some say that they have the best business class service there is and they are the only airline that I know that serves Dom Perignon champagne. Their premium economy has great leg space and that’s something many airlines still lack. Evaair.com

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Nr. 9 Lufthansa

The low cost airline is doing extremely well in the top 100 list. They fly in at number 12. Sarah flies to Germany a lot and she always flies with Lufthansa. Reliability is the key word for Lufthansa. Sarah always feels save and that’s why she always chooses Lufthansa. Word goes around that Lufthansa doesn’t have the warmest crew but Sarah’s flights were always pleasant. You get free drinks and snacks, and during lunch or dinner you will get a sandwich. Not very posh, but Sarah loves it – like many other with her – it’s the fact that you don’t have to pay for it. Lufthansa.com

Nr. 18 KLM

It’s because we flew with KLM many many times. This means we should have a pretty good idea about their service and capabilities. They have been praised about their extremely good user engagement. If you have a question or complaint and you post this on social media, they are extremely fast in responding. I flew to Hong Kong recently and had an extremely good organized flight. On my way back, the steward came up to me and asked me if I had a good flight and if I wanted to join their Airmiles system. No annoying advertising emails but now I can enjoy all the perks of being a frequent flyer! KLM


Still one of the best airlines in our opinion!

Our advice? Book your next flight with one of these above mentioned airlines so that your holiday starts from the moment you step inside the aircraft!

Check here for the full 2019 list. What’s your favorite airline?

Love,

Elke

13 GIFT IDEAS FOR BACKPACKERS

For travellers, it can be pretty difficult to come up with a useful present – it shouldn’t be too heavy and not too large, otherwise it will not be handy to drag along. Therefore, we have selected 13 awesome gift ideas for backpackers!

Water bottle

Even though it doesn’t sound like the most exiting gift idea, every backpacker should hit the road with a good water bottle. It will save you money and it helps definitely helps reducing the plastic footprint for our wonderful planet! Pick one in his/her favourite colour.

Water bottle | Gift ideas for backpackers

Customised Passport holder

Pimp up your passport with a personalized passport holder! It can house credit cards, cash, tickets, and the thing (passport) that actually gets you in and out of the country, all in one spot. Another add-on is the secret wallet which prevents criminals to skim your cards, plus it looks pretty cool.

Gift ideas for backpackers | Wander-Lust

Water bottle holder

This is an upcoming trend in the bohemian fashion sphere. It looks nice and is super handy. You can also make this gift more personal by creating it yourself. On the internet there are numerous water bottle crochet patterns available for free.

Powerbank

A bit more of a casual gift but always handy to have when traveling big distances. Giving extra battery life to your phone could keep you amused during long drives or flights and more importantly it ensures that you’re always able to get in touch with someone when necessary. We own a solar powered Waka Waka charger but there are many more chargers to choose from. 

Powerbank | gift ideas for backpackers

Travel journal

Although we live in a digital age, it is meditative to write down your thoughts while you’re on the road. A little book or journal is perfect for capturing memories. These journals become time capsules of your emotions and experiences you’ve had with people and places.

Travel Cocktail Kit

For the people who value some luxury: this little kit (that fits in every bag) provides you with everything you need to make 2 delicious gin tonics! A perfect treat after a long day of hiking, right? Shake. It.Up.

 

E-Reader

An E-Reader is a real must-have for travel-loving bookworms. It is super light and has often enough storage capacity to stuff an entire bookcase in a bag! The prices can vary from 50 to 300 euros depending on storage and extra features. Then again, a real book never get’s out of style. What’s your favourite travel novel?

E-reader | Gift ideas for backpackers

Travel Guitar

It may sound a bit strange but this is probably the best gift you can get for a traveling musician. A travel guitar is small and can be taken as carry-on luggage. With this gift idea you can gather travelers around the campfire and sing songs all night!

Travel gift idea

The Goodbye box

This complete gift package fits through the letterbox and is packed with funny and handy travel gadgets and goodies. There are also plenty of handy travel gadgets for kids, that are very useful for parents too! 

The ultimate adventure game

This game challenges the traveller to see destinations from a whole other point of view. There are 31 cards inside and they are divided into 5 categories: food, explore, culture, social and memories. Think of assignments such as: “Ask 3 locals about their favourite spots and visit them all”. In addition, the game has 31 bucket list destinations with beautiful pictures who will trigger everyone’s wanderlust.

Jewellery

A small piece of jewellery as a keepsake is always nice to give to someone who is going away for a while. It can be a symbol of protection, comfort and guidance as your loved one embarks on a new journey. Currently, we are in love with the new collection of Mimi Et Toi!

Mimi et toi | Wander-Lust

Hammam towel

Not only is this a super nice towel, it is also lightweight, compact and it dries quickly. Always handy to have for beach days, picnics or to use as a blanket or towel! Check out these useful packing tips if you’re going backpacking around the world!

Hamman towel | gift ideas

Friendship book

While traveling around you often meet many people from all over the world. You can add them on social media, but isn’t it more fun to capture the lovely memories in a little book so you will never forget them?

Love,

Iris

Curious if you are a true backpacker at heart? Click on the photo and find out!

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