Posts in Travel
Top Accessories for Frequent Travellers

We were very excited to see our Everyday Shopper and Luxe Mini Organiser as part of this collation of top accessories for frequent travellers in Surf4Travel.

I wanted to share the great tips from Karen Harvey, and she is absolutely right, we take our Everyday Shopper everywhere.

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Time to be inspired and live like a local in Italy

It's time for Hills & West's next adventure. The wanderlust has kicked in and the strong desire to be inspired, meet wonderfully new colourful characters, eat amazing cuisine and create some beautiful new products is about to be satisfied.

A journey to a place steeped in history; a place where masters once roamed, cathedrals were built, fashion flourished and art lived and breathed amongst its people.

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In the news: KarryOn: Hills & West on travel

I was incredibly excited when KarryOn asked me to have a chat all things travel and Hills & West. 

I have to say, I do get very passionate when I talk travel, growing Hills & West, creating new gorgeous products and my aspirations for giving back. Following is the wonderfully detailed article from the Shaun at KarryOn. I am really appreciative that you wanted to share my story.

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Vagabonding: travel diaries part two: Europe

In part one of my 50 destinations in 105 days: travel diaries, I shared the stats of my four-month adventure, and some of the wonderful things I experienced in Asia along the way. Here is a little recap of the stats:

Over 1.5 million steps, 105 days, 50 different destinations (cities/villages), 46 beds, 20 flights, 16 countries, 10 boat trips, 7 country boarders by foot, 5 intrepid tours, 3 festivals, 2 sleeper trains, 4092 photos on my SLR, 268 videos on my iPhone and all for about 3 months salary.

Now a couple of months downs the track I want to share the last part of my journey, however with some time to reflect, I really realise the benefits of pushing myself towards the uncomfortable, of questioning the path that society steers us down and of being that little bit selfish.

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50 destinations in 105 days: travel diaries part 1

Everyone loves a stat. I certainly do, and after four months on the road I decided to tally a few of my own.  

Over 1.5 million steps, 105 days, 50 different destinations (cities/villages), 46 beds, 20 flights, 16 countries, 10 boat trips, 7 country boarders by foot, 5 intrepid tours, 3 festivals, 2 sleeper trains, 4092 photos on my SLR, 268 videos on my iPhone and all for approximately $15,000. 

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Disconnect to reconnect: my 5 harsh truths

“We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much – if at all.” — Steve Jobs

Well I disagree with Mr Jobs. I believe technology is absolutely changing the way we experience life, and on a recent world trip I realised just how much it was affecting mine. Now I’m back I have five realisations that show just how far I’d allowed my technology obsession to take me.

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