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HOW TO WRAP BACKPACK FOR AIRPLANE

Posted by krysta_leeann on 31/1/2013 at 11:01

when we went backpacking thru europe we had to pay to have our bag wrapped in plastic wrap cause of the straps dangling off the bag and the airline saying they would get stuck in the conveyer belts ....anyone else experience this?? does anyone have any ideas on how they set up their bags for the plane? or a trick we could use so we wont have to pay for this?? thanks! ...

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Guitar soft case on Air Asia

Posted by Mzique on 25/10/2015 at 09:06

Hi there I' ll be flying to Krabi from Manilla on Tiger Air with my parlor guitar in a gig bag in jan 2016, it seems Ok because my soft case fits the dimension requirements, on returning in march 2016 i' m gonna be flying on Air Asia where there politics is to buy an extra seat for your guitar ! WTF ? Anybody out there who flew recently on Air Asia with a guitar in a soft case ? ...

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Any Good References for Travel friendly watch cases??

Posted by AmitShah on 13/7/2015 at 07:19

Being a watch lover, I have a good collection of watches and I love my watches a lot! Since I am flying to UK next month for some days, I still want to carry my 5-6 favorite watches with me. It would be cumbersome to carry all the boxes. Can anyone suggest a good reference of a watch case for my 5-6 watches??? ...

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Travel Accessories for Passport

Posted by Dimplemehta on 13/7/2015 at 05:09

Can anyone give me a reference to a good site that offers good quality passport holder for my passport? A leather one would be preferred more. Thanks in advance. ...

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What backpack size do i need for a 3-week trip?

Posted by TopDollar on 8/4/2015 at 15:57

I'm about to go on a survival-trip for 3 weeks. I intend to bring as few materials as possible, so there will be more room for food. Im not going to be resupplying, so i will only carry what i pack before i go. I've looked at backpacks around 75L, but im not sure this will be enough, given som "youtubers" keep calling the 75L "great for a week-long trip". Should i perhaps go for 88L, or stick to the 75L, and if 75 is enough, can you recommend the Osprey Xenith, or is there a ...

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Men using womens backpack?

Posted by mthawkins on 30/3/2014 at 19:39

So I noticed many female backpacks cater more to what I want. They typically range around the 40-55L, while the men equivalent is much larger.. and for travel, that's unfortunately too large. I'm curious if men can purchase a females backpack that has "adjustable/removable" harness to switch out for the mens harness. Example: The Osprey Aether and it's female equiv. the Ariel both have removable shoulder harness. Why not use a mens shoulder harness with the females bag? (not sure wh ...

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Having internet access on your phone when travelling

Posted by thegreyblur on 6/7/2012 at 03:12

I have an unlocked HTC Desire, and in Malaysia I purchased a SIM for it, with 3G internet access. Well, the internet stopped working the next day, and when I went to get it fixed I was told that the phone is not compatible with their network because I got it in a different country. So I have to get a different phone (the phone calls work fine) Does this mean that I have to buy a new phone in each country? So if spend a couple hundred dollars buying a new phone here in Malaysia, it won't work ...

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Hiking Boots

Posted by christay2009 on 5/7/2011 at 19:59

Hiking Boots in SE Asia. I know that these are not generally recommend, however, It seems like I might need them. I have intentions of going to Nepal eventually and would need to buy some more gear (warmer stuff probably), I also want to go up a few Chinese mountains, as well as Borneo I would like to walk up MT. Kinabalu. However, I am debating whether I should buy them before I go or when I'm there (in KL, for example). It is likely I could make do with TEVA's for the first 2 or maybe 3 month ...

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Where to leave your backpack...

Posted by WonderingAbout on 25/9/2014 at 06:44

This might be a bit of a silly question but... If you're going on an overnight excursion, maybe staying with the locals in the jungle in Northern Thailand, and the itinerary checklist says to bring a daypack with essentials etc. What do you do with your main backpack? I'm assuming you just take everything with you, but are there lockups in main towns to store your belongings? Logic tells me to keep everything with me at all times. This will be my first time backbacking anywhere so I'm relative ...

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Backpack?

Posted by mthawkins on 26/3/2014 at 13:38

I've been looking for backpacks for the past month or two, and even bothering the people at REI to the point where they recognize me now and laugh when they see me back. I've been looking at the Kestrel 48 (top/bottom load), Gregory Savant 58 (full front load), and the Osprey Farpoint 40. I would prefer to have my bags carry on, which I believe I've read the Kestrel and Farpoint can be. Not sure about the Savant. I read the Savant used to have a 48L but I'm not sure why they don't anymore [img ...

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Film Processing in Thailand

Posted by ssaint on 15/10/2009 at 19:40

Hi i have a really poor quality digital camera so was going to take an old SLR camera with me to Thailand. i was just wondering how easy it is to: 1. get hold of film in thailand? 2. get film processed? also, does anyone have suggestions of how i could get my photographs onto a computer? do internet cafes have scanners or do film processing places have the facillities to get it on a computer? Thanks ...

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Light weight hiking boots vs trail runner?

Posted by mthawkins on 3/4/2014 at 14:52

I'll be doing some jungle trekking and Everest base camp while I'm in SEA, And I also hike locally. Curious if it's better to go with trail runners or light weight boots? Considering boots will offer much more support Gortex or no? ...

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Backpack with inside compartment?

Posted by HangTheDJ on 15/3/2014 at 03:07

Hi all, First time backpacker, starting off on an open-ended adventure around South East Asia in 5 weeks. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a backpack that has an inner compartment, so the section of the bag that touches your back. With a little zip away section for phone/wallet/passport/money etc. in there? I thought that'd be a great way of adding that little extra security from pick-pocketers and allow easy access for yourself I'm basically looking for a bag like that with ...

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The carry on debate

Posted by super_collider on 4/2/2010 at 05:15

Hi there, So I'm heading out on my first long term travel adventure this November, still a while yet, but can't wait. From reading the various posts regarding travelling with just a carry on, I'm still undecided. I really want reports from people who have done this. I understand size limitations vary, but curious to know how many people have had their hand luggage weighed and if so whether problems have been encountered. I'm starting in India and taking it from there, on my list of pos ...

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Picking a Bag

Posted by jrobr on 9/1/2014 at 10:17

So Im going to Thailand in March for three weeks. Bangkok, Koh Tao mainly. I have a standard british army deployment bag which is 120L but thinking this may be way to big found a 75L one linked here: http://www.luggagesuperstore.co.uk/caribee-fast-track-75-black/p359 what are your opinions? I like the idea that the one linked can be wheeled around and carried if necessary. Any help appreciated! ...

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Viewed 2,216 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 7/2/2014 at 01:12

Traveling with a Expired Green Card Help.

Posted by fifthsaint on 5/1/2014 at 00:09

Hey TF! Ive heard from quite a few of my friends and internet researching this is the forum to be if you need any type of help with Travels so here goes.. I am a Korean-American planning on Backpacking all over SE Asia and I have a few questions I couldnt find anywhere online. I will have a expired Green Card by the time i departure but I will have a Valid South Korean Passport that expires 2024. Ive been in America since i was ONE (1) years old and I am currently 27 years old so.. my question i ...

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Which Travel Bag

Posted by kanda on 6/12/2013 at 22:59

I am going solo to Southeast Asia for 1.5 months in January and I am trying to figure out what bag I should take. I currently have this '65L' bag; http://www.luggagesuperstore.co.uk/caribee-loco-65-sports-bag/p1029 however, I haven't used it / travelled with it before, or at all without conventional standing wheeled luggage. It seems a little small, but I'm currently not in a position where I can fill it up and test it, unfortunately. I was considering buying this 90L Kathmandu bag; http:// ...

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Viewed 3,299 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 1/1/2014 at 21:07

Mosquito Nets needed?

Posted by Lost_Vagabond on 1/3/2013 at 12:57

Heading to Asia in a little less then a month for a 3 month period. Was wondering if I should bring along a mosquito net? Thanks for any tips. ...

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Travel pack for weaker woman?

Posted by karibou on 10/10/2013 at 16:19

I'm an older woman looking for a travel pack for a month-long solo trip to Thailand next February. I'll occasionally take trains, buses and longboats, and will be visiting a few fairly remote areas. I don't have a ton of upper body strength and don't plan to walk long distances with my pack, but will need to hoist it for public transportation etc. I'll have some bulky items like iPad and binoculars. Is a backpack with big skate-type wheels a good option, or too heavy and uncomfortable for someon ...

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