Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chaco, Chaco, Chaco!

What's your favorite sandals? Teva? Chacos? Birkenstock?

I've been contemplating on buying new sandals. I love my Teva's, but I'm also ready to try something new. My sister who's still researching for her trip to South America came over Chaco's. They're the prettier version of Teva's, but still very comfortable and you can count on strong durability. You can use Chaco's for almost any outdoor activity.

I want this pair! :-)


Itinerary guide has been updated!

I've been doing a lot of research on Indonesia lately (maybe because I have a plan of visiting the country - who knows?)

Indonesia is so fascinating in many ways; it offers anything from beaches to volcano trekking. My dream is to explore the islands of Sulawesi and Flores, and hit the beaches on Lombok and Bali :-) Komodo island is definitely on my list and visiting Mt. Kelimutu. Tana Toraja should be on YOUR list if you're visiting Indonesia. Tana Toraja is infamous for its unique funeral ceremonies and traditions.

Anyways, our itinerary guide called Map Your Adventure has been updated with much more focus on Indonesia.

Visit Map Your Adventure - the best itinerary guide for SE Asia and India


Friday, October 5, 2012

Ebooks have been updated!

I have three ebooks and two of them have been updated. For Ticket to Safe Backpacking I've added 'new' scams in Southeast Asia, travel safety regarding transportation and much more. This is part of the deal:

You get the free updates sent to your email. I update the ebooks annually, so the next update will be due in the summer of 2013.

Check out Ticket to Safe Backpacking EBOOK

The other one is Asia Planners FAQ which is basically a collection of answers and questions about itineraries and itinerary making. I've added 6-7 new posts to the ebook, can't remember exactly right now. My eyes are heavy.

See Asia Planners FAQ

Amanda :-)

...think I found my new favorite travel item!

My sister is researching and preparing for her all-time backpacking trip in South America next year. She was like: "Amanda, I have to show you something, you're gonna love it!"

She told me to google PacSafe.. It wasn't the first time I heard about Pacsafe but I didn't realize what it really was before I actually saw it. Saw the introduction video too, and it looks pretty good.

Do you have any experience with PacSafe bag protector? Is it really that good? I browsed through Pacsafe's selection, and this one caught my eye.

PacSafe has also some daypacks with anti-theft features. Found this: (32L)

Simple, low-key and fits my lap-top and notes - that's all I need. Ah, ok, I forgot to include my make-up ;-)

I probably gonna need some time to go through all the details of these daypack. I mean, come on look at this! ;-)

The thing is; I want a new backpack since I've worn out my two Bergans backpacks (Norwegian brand); one is 55L and the other is 40L. Both have been used for my travels in Asia. 40L in India for two months was ambitious, but it worked. 55L was perfect for several months in Asia - I could even shop a little without busting the seam. So, I would probably get a new 55L.

I've also been contemplating on purchasing an Osprey Ariel 50 liter - love the design. Hmm.... will see.

Visit PacSafe here

I've also written an article about backpacking backpacks.

Have a good day,
Amanda :-)))