Uncharted Backpacker

Category - Gear Guides

My Favourite GoPro Travel Accessories

I began traveling with the GoPro in 2013 on my second trip to India. Ever since then I have fallen in love with this mini action packed camera. Throughout my years of travel I have enjoyed using many of GoPro’s accessories, however, not all of them are created equal.
As a professional travel blogger, I can honestly tell you that the world of travel pairs incredibly well with this powerful little cam. I never leave anywhere without my GoPro anymore. Currently, I am using the Hero 4 Black Edition, GoPro’s top end model. But in the past, I have used many other of the models which also worked great!
During my travels, I have recorded awesome videos of diving with whale sharks in the Philippines, rock climbing to the rock-hewn churches in Northern Ethiopia, and motorbiking across the Himalayas over the world’s highest pass.

The GoPro is simply unmatched by other travel video cameras!

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What’s In My Bag?

Your day bag and gear are quite possibly the most important pieces of equipment you will have for your entire trip. You will carry guide books and all of your camera gear in here, as well as your money and passport. Your day pack is essential, and can make or break the success of your trip.

I’ve been getting many emails lately asking what my typical travel gear looks like. Today I’ll go through my essential travel gear. Through many trials and error I have now successfully mastered the weight and tools that are worthwhile bringing along traveling with you. Everyone’s gear will be different, but with this guide you can get a good idea of what works for me and aid you in fine tuning your bag to your own needs. Read More

Money Saving Tips and Dealing with Foreign Banks and ATMS

Money Saving Tips Uncharted Backpacker

Tips from a Travel Banking Advisor

You’ve decided where you’re going and you’re ready, but what do you do to make sure your money is safe and there when you need it?

My name is Mary and have worked in banking advising for many years. I am 54 years old, a backpacker, a Mother and a Grandmother who loves to travel the world.

Before you Travel there is some Important Tips you need to know on how to get money abroad, dealing with foreign currencies, keeping your money safe and how to avoid those nasty bank fees. Through my years of experience working as a travel bank advisor and traveling the world here are a few ideas to help you abroad. Read More

Gear guide: The Best Travel Backpacks

How to find the best travel backpack

Trekking Backpacks, Travel Backpacks, 65L, 80L, Osprey, North Face, there’s a huge selection of travel backpacks nowadays and with all the brands and opinions, picking the perfect pack can be a daunting task. But from eight years of globetrotting experience I can tell you firsthand what has worked for me and help point you to the best pack for you. Remember, this will be your home for the next while, so you need to have a good relationship with it or the struggle will be more than real. Read More