Not started your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t fret, I’ve got you covered with these 12 quirky, fun and even essential little gifts for travellers that you can give your friends and loved ones this Christmas. There are so many reasons why I want every single one of them but the biggest over-arching reason is how much … Continue Reading

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2014 and welcome in a New Year! The celebration of a new year has been celebrates for millennia, and is steeped in tradition, cultural and heritage (both old and new) all across our planet. Wherever you are from, or whatever you call it; New Years Eve, St. Sylvester’s … Continue Reading

Excess baggage fares are a particularly frustrating experience for any traveller to face. It’s like someone decided that packing for your trip and trying to catch your flight on time somehow wasn’t stressful enough and so they needed to add more hassle with that dreaded “luggage weighing” which could then potentially pack an expensive excess … Continue Reading

Winter time is one of my favourite times to travel. I’m a huge fan of holidays that are chock-a-block with sunshine (who isn’t?) but Winter holidays can be as exciting as summer holidays, especially when planned properly and stay nice and cosy! Not sure how? Well make sure you pack these with you when you … Continue Reading

London is filled with activities to do all year round however it gets totally transformed during winter and there are some activities that either isn’t available at any time of the year or are dramatically different during winter. Here are some things you just have to do in London this winter. 1.) Go Ice Skating … Continue Reading

“Hello, my name is Yaya and I am an apps hoarder.” I have a habit of downloading apps on my phone with the hope of using them at some point and yet never opening them once or even acknowledgeing them until my phone start to run out of memory and I need to delete some. … Continue Reading

Moving to a different country can be one of the most exciting yet most daunting things a person can do! I have been fortunate enough to have lived, both in different countries and in vastly different cities in these different countries (I’ve lived in Africa, Europe and Asia) and can definitely say that over time, … Continue Reading

Okay, let’s play a little game. There’s this little well-known theory (little well known because I just made it up) that most traveller fall into one of 5 categories and so today, for a little bit of pointless Saturday afternoon fun, we’re going to try to figure out which group you below to. The groups … Continue Reading

One of the biggest things I learnt this past weekend visiting Gipuzkoa is that the Basque language is very different from Spanish (or indeed French). I’d been to Spain quite a few times in the past and so I assumed that I would be able to throw around all the Spanish phrases I’d learned (which … Continue Reading

The pride of Britain lies within its countryside and there are fewer places in the UK to get a truly authentic experience of British life than in its villages. This is exactly why I wanted to share some of the best places to go in the UK that aren’t just the obvious spots. Yes, we’ve … Continue Reading

There is much diversity across the UK, with towering glacial valleys, historic coves and almost tropical environments. That being said, with some many of the best natural sights in the UK to visit, it can actually hard to just pinpoint a mere few for a trip. This is one of the reasons why I wanted … Continue Reading

That’s right folks! You read that right – Hand Luggage Only is hosting it’s very first giveaway and we plan on having many more soon! Obviously this giveaway might be more apt for some folks rather than other but we promise to giveaway more stuff EVERYONE can use! Without further ado – here are this … Continue Reading

Las Vegas is awesome and a holiday to Las Vegas is one you can do all year round on account of the amazing weather it has (it’s effectively in the dessert to be fair). This is exactly why I wanted to share an essential guide to visiting Las Vegas.  After all, there’s a heap of … Continue Reading

After travelling through 7 countries in just over a month, it’s safe to say I’ve very quickly discovered quite a few items that I would like to aid (and abet) my travels. Can not explain how much I want these right now! (I plan on ticking these off my list with immediate effect – bugdet … Continue Reading