Helly Hansen Vanir+ 35L Backpack Review

For our trip to Vietnam and in particular our trip to go trekking in the Sapa mountains and valleys, I had got a new mid-size hiking pack the Helly Hansen Vanir+ 35L Backpack. This excellent 35L pack is perfect for weekends or shorter periods on the trail or as carry on luggage for flights. We had taken bigger 60 litre backpacks for our trip to Vietnam, but for our time in Sapa we decided to downsize and both share this…

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Trekking In Sapa, Vietnam

There are two ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi: an overnight bus or an overnight train. Although the bus is cheaper and slightly quicker, it is less private. The train offered cabins for up to 4 people, with beds, bedding and snacks included. We arrived at the station and headed for our carriage on the Chapa Express – one of many companies that own carriages on the train to and from…

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Oboz Women’s Bridger Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

I love this time of year. A cold, dry, wintry day is such a fantastic time to go for a walk, so a great pair of boots are a must. As you may have already read, Mike and I were heading to Ireland for a week – our stay would include a lot of walking – so I decided to invest in a brand new pair of boots, in the hopes that they would provide comfort (I would be wearing…

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What You Must Do In The Slovakian High Tatras

  Last summer, we travelled from Norway all the way down through Europe to Croatia. We visited Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Hungary on the way. One of our very favourite parts of the whole, epic trip was spending a week in the Slokian High Tatras, hiking from hut to hut. You may have already read about our favourite Mountain Huts in the Slovakian High Tatras, however, in this little article, I’m going to write about and share photos of…

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Columbia Women’s Caldorado II Outdry EX Shoe Review

A few years ago, I got a pair of Ventrailia Outdry Trail shoes by Columbia and have worn them nearly every day since, so I thought it was time for a new pair. For obvious reasons, I chose Columbia again. Everything by Columbia that I have owned has been made to a very high standard and always looks great. After browsing, I chose the Columbia Women’s Caldorado II Outdry EX Shoe, as they look very cool and have some awesome…

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