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Hi guys, we’re in the gorgeous town of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria, surrounded by cute little coffee shops, bars and restaurants. This morning we picked up a ingredients for our faaaavvv Bulgarian Shopska Salad from the fresh market down the road (Sarah keeps trying to feed me as I type) and now we have a few peaches chilling in the fridge for dessert. Yum yum.
This afternoon we’ve decided to hunker down to escape the heat and it occurred to us; within the space of an hour this morning we’d already used:
- a navigation app to get to the markets,
- a conversion app to check the price of our coffee,
- a translation app to chat with the locals, and
- a transport app to research our bus routes for tomorrow.
While these amazing travel apps don’t take up much of our time (or even that much space on our phones), they DO save us hours by streamlining our travel and organisation, allowing us the freedom to see more, do more and travel further.
This is all we have to travel with, two bags each. The main pack and backpack. What’s in it? Well, the packing list is finally here.
Land or sea – you are going to need a packing list. Get your free Packing List Template at Wandercooks.com and see what we’ve brought along with us for the ride! The good, the bad and the ugly are all exposed here.
The questions have been asked and now the answers are here!
On the road for almost 6 months now, we’ve had a bit of practise at getting our packing method down to an art form rather than an insane level of Tetris. There is no stressing the night before or jumping up and down on the bags to get the zip to close. It just fits. That’s not to say we have skimped; we certainly have some luxuries in our kit, the little things each of us can’t live without that are completely optional whether you include them or not.
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We recommend all long-term travellers out there to create a list as your first step. You can download the Wandercooks Packing List Template to get you started, we’ve even left a few spaces to personalise it.
So what exactly have we got on our backs for our year long travel? More importantly, what works and what doesn’t when putting together the perfect packing list?
To help make your next trip 100x easier we’ve created a handy Long Term Packing List Template. It includes everything from clothes, shoes, toiletries, medication and accessories to those essential items such as your passport that you absolutely don’t want to leave home without. Download the Long Term Travel Packing List here to kickstart your adventure planning.
Want to take a peek in our travelling wardrobe? We’ve put together a list of all our goodies and how they have worked (or not worked) for us so far.
Think we’ve missed something? Leave a comment and let us know what you can’t travel without! 🙂
Hiking up to the viewpoint in Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy.
Well, it’s officially been 5 months since we shared our last coffee at Adelaide Airport with family and friends. Since then we have been to 12 countries, 60 cities and travelled over 30,000km including over 2.5 million steps made by foot.
We have learnt a lot so far; by accident or luck, talking to people, getting lost, endless hours of research, mindless wandering, experimenting and occasionally throwing a tantrum when lost in the woods (literally).
Singapore, renowned as the gateway to Asia, is arguably the most popular stop off point for travellers as they roam around the globe. While some unfortunate people only get to see Changi Airport during a brief stop over (which, admittedly, is rather nice as far as airports go..) we just knew we had to see more than that. When planning our trip to Japan and beyond, a wonderful couple of friends offered to have us stay in their apartment and show us around. Together we explored the eastern side of the island and just barely scratched the surface during a week-long stay. You could (and probably should!) spend a lot longer than that exploring the many things to do, see and most importantly eat in this multicultural island country.
We learnt a lot about Singaporean flavours during our wanders, some of which we loved, others not as much, but this post will focus mainly on local-style hawker food rather than that which you would find in more formal restaurants. Sit back, grab a cuppa and read on to find out just what your taste buds have been missing out on!