Posts By: Nomad Travel

Over the last few years there has been a steady rise in travellers seeking an alternative holiday outside of Europe. Places such as South East Asia have become popular places to visit. With these new destinations come added risks, such as typhoid, to the normal traveller and often people are unaware of these hidden risks....

Although we don’t like to imagine it happening on our holidays or adventures abroad, it is really important to be prepared when it comes to protecting your valuables when travelling. Whether it’s your bank cards, your passport, cash or travellers cheques, losing these sorts of items when you’re the other side of the world causes…

Wheeled vs Backpack

Chicken or Egg? City or United? Wheels or Backpack? All eternal questions that require wheely careful consideration (see what we did there), but for now let’s just deal with the travel question. There are so many backpacks out there that can help you lug around your belongings, that the number of options can be quite daunting. When most people…

Cold, wet, hot and dry. Don’t be surprised if you experience all of these conditions on a single trek especially on the mountains and hills. When you are walking your body will create a lot of heat when you stop you will cool down rapidly. Here are some top tips for temperature control and protection...

Choosing a Waterproof

Personally, I don’t pack a waterproof I take a Poncho like the Expedition, but then I love the versatility. Most outdoor shops offer a bewildering selection of waterproofs and it can often be difficult to understand which is the best for you. How do you judge? All will claim to be 100% waterproof, the days...

Choosing the Right Boots

We've spent decades trekking and travelling worldwide. Here we offer our 10 top tips on choosing the right boots for backpacking or expedition travels. 1. Forget getting new boots at all if you have not got the time to feel totally comfortable with them. Go with your old trusted pair and pack something spare just...

Leech Bites

What are leeches? Leeches are segmented worms. They commonly live in rainforest and jungle environments around the world, particularly South East Asia. Travellers with an itinerary that takes them trekking through rainforest and jungle environments can be at significant risk of coming into contact with leeches as they walk through damp humid areas and wade...

Overland Guide

I hate having kit in my bag that I never use! On the other hand, I don’t expect everything to work perfectly all the time and this is certainly true with Overlanding so, compromise and versatility is the key. My first experience of truck life was at the tender age of 17 while hitch hiking…

Dealing with Infections & Wounds Skin Infections Skin infections from a wound or even a graze may need treatment with antibiotics. Watch out for a wound oozing a lot of pus, surrounded by a red area which gets bigger. Co-amoxiclav and Clarithromycin (POM’s) are the most useful antibiotics for this type of infection. If there…

Have you been thinking of taking a walking holiday in Western Europe this summer? Or maybe this is the year for the glorious 500 mile El Camino de Santiago de Compostela – ‘The Way’, by one of the popular French routes perhaps? Tens of thousands of people make their own ‘ways’ every year via various...