Libertad Apparel – the travel shirt that doesn’t look like a travel shirt

I’m always on the lookout for shirts that look good and are practical for travel. The problem I have with most travel clothes is that they usually look like travel clothes. The checklist of travel-shirt cliches include: – variation of green/beige/khaki (army/explorer colours) – ugly fabric – zips and multiple panels – a big logo […]

Travel Gear Review: Icebreaker Tshirt

In the digital nomad and long term travel community one t-shirt that has become a popular packing item is the Icebreaker Tshirt. Icebreaker is a brand from New Zealand that uses pure merino wool. Yes, even the t-shirts are made from wool. Most people associate wool with clothes for warmth, but wool is an effective […]

IDrive: Online data backup for your laptop and mobile phone

[Special Offer: 75% off ($14.88 for the first year) for Nomadic Notes Readers!] Travel insurance for your data Everyone knows the importance of taking out travel insurance when we travel, but what about insuring your data? Travel insurance policies have the option of insuring laptops and mobile phones, but even if you lose your laptop […]

Bag Review: Afar Backpack by Eagle Creek

This is a review for the Afar Backpack by Eagle Creek, who sent a bag for my travel gear reviews. I’ve been satisfied with my main travel bag which I have had for three years now, but I have gone through a few day bags recently that haven’t been to my liking. I have owned […]

Packing List – My travel life in two bags

Whenever I’m about to leave a place I’ve been for a while I like to take stock of my gear and assess what I need and discard what I don’t. I’ve never documented a packing list so when a friend posted what’s in his bags I thought I should do my own. I travel with […]

Camera Review: Olympus PEN E-P3 – Like a DSLR, without the weight

This is my review of the Olympus PEN E-P3. I bought this camera when it was on sale with a two lens package deal (14-42mm and 40-150mm Zoom Lens). At the time of this review I’ve owned the camera for 2 years and it’s by far my favourite camera I’ve owned. Before I review, a […]

Bag Review: REI Stratocruiser Wheeled Backpack

Monster Outlets To Go Powerstrip

Being on the road with a bag full of electronics and staying in places that have limited power outlets, one item of travel gear that has become essential for me is a power strip. I was staying in a tropical budget guesthouse which had only one power outlet in the room. Normally I would make […]

Kindle Paperwhite Review – The ultimate travel e-reader

Continuing with the Travel Gear series, this is my review of the Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle Paperwhite Review My first e-book device was a Kobo, which turned me into an e-reader convert straight away. While I liked the size and weight of the Kobo, I found that there were books that weren’t in the Kobo store […]

A long-term PC users review of the Macbook Air

So I bought a Mac. I was the last person to think I would switch over, especially as I had been using PC laptops for so long. April 2012 marked ten years since I bought my first laptop, and in that decade I owned four laptops, averaging 2.5 years per laptop (which is roughly the […]