A definitive guide to outlets around the world and how to use adapters without frying your electronics

This post was posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 10th September 2015. These days, most of us want to travel with our electrical gadgets, whether that be a cell phone, tablet or similar mobile device, laptop, camera, music player or hairdryer. But not using the right power adapter when you are traveling can be Read more about A definitive guide to outlets around the world and how to use adapters without frying your electronics[…]

The Cool Hipmunk Guide to Free Wi-Fi in Hotels

This post was posted by TheHipmunk on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on 19th August 2015. Wi-Fi has become an amenity that guests expect from the hotels where they choose to stay. We asked our Twitter fans what they think of free Wi-Fi and they spoke loud and clear. Perhaps Susan Breslow ‏(@susanbreslow) said it best: ‘Hotel Read more about The Cool Hipmunk Guide to Free Wi-Fi in Hotels[…]

Jonny Blair taking a photo in Shanghai, CHINA. He lives a lifestyle of travel.

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Capturing the Moments on Camera

You might have noticed that I recently joined Instagram for the first time (a bit late to join the “Smart Phone” generation so I was) and that I have been having a play with Fotor, a free photo platform. But despite all my time taking photos, I’ve realised that I’m more of a “capture the Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Capturing the Moments on Camera[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Buying Gifts for Family and Friends – 5 Ideas

As a long term traveller, I have to admit that I don’t like everything in the daily grind of life. Most of the time, I’m glad that I’m a traveller as there are a few things in particular I despise: – Shopping (pet hate) – Bills (sorry what are they?) – Shopping (pet hate) – Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Buying Gifts for Family and Friends – 5 Ideas[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: The FairFX Currency Card

You might have seen my Tuesday’s Travel Essentials article about how FairFX can save you time, hassle and money on exchanging foreign cash ahead of your trip – perfect for anyone based in the UK. Another cool option from FairFX is the FairFX money transfers information FairFX money transfers information which offers award winning rates. If you use Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: The FairFX Currency Card[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: FairFX Travel Cash

Today on Tuesday’s Travel Essentials, I introduce you to the FairFX Travel Cash service which acts as a fast, reliable and efficient money transfer method for those based in the UK. This is perfect for anyone in the UK with a busy life who has no time to go and get their money changed ahead Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: FairFX Travel Cash[…]

Top 5 Ways I Contact my Family and Friends When Travelling

If you have followed my journeys on here since the site’s birth, you will know I how much technology and I are not friends. I personally hate small gadgets. I detest “tablets” with a passion and assume the name only to be associated with medication. Time after time I refused to own any type of Read more about Top 5 Ways I Contact my Family and Friends When Travelling[…]

My New Backpack: The Mindshift Rotation180° Travel Away

After a few weeks of deciding what to do with my life while I was staying with one of my best mates in Bournemouth, I was excited to get back on the road again and try out my latest backpack. You might have heard my recent nightmare with Tunis Air (far and away the most Read more about My New Backpack: The Mindshift Rotation180° Travel Away[…]