Getting Outdoorsy

The first time I walked into an ‘outdoorsy’ store I was seriously out of place. When deciding on going travelling around South America I hadn’t really thought about the attire involved or all the equipment and random belongings I was going to need. So here I was, in a floral skirt, trying on walking boots.

Sarah's RucksackIt’s been downhill since then and I’ve found myself Googling all sorts of strange things for example ‘women’s knickers with pockets’… yes, they do exist. I’ve also spent entire evenings watching YouTube video’s on ‘how best to pack a rucksack’. I think it’s safe to say I am prepared for this trip.

We’ve been going on regular walks in our boots to break them in and attempt to get fit. I even wear my waterproof jacket on wet days now…it doesn’t quite work when carrying my Mulberry handbag. I feel I have turned into those people who wear trainers to work *shiver*.

I’m actually enjoying buying microfibre towels and fleeces. Oh, how I’ve changed.

Now I’m really starting to get excited about packing it all into my bag (with my newly purchased packing cubes, of course) and heading off on our adventure!

Click for a full list of essential travel items for backpackers!




Sarah has a thing for maps, so one of her favourite holiday pass-times is exploring a new city. Give her food and beer (and a map) and she'll be happy.

Random Acts of Kindness While On the Road

3 thoughts on “Getting Outdoorsy

  1. Extremely fantastic posting. I merely stumbled upon your blog site along with planned to declare that We have truly adored browsing your blog page blogposts. After all I’ll be following in your feed with this particular wanting you write yet again very soon!

    1. Thanks very much for your lovely comment. We are so pleased you like our site :)
      We leave on our adventure in under 3 weeks now and we will be posting lots on the road!
      Sarah x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *