Hello world! So you’re probably wondering why I’ve been completely AWOL, and the answer is threefold. Firstly, I spilt wine on my laptop and had to wait for the insurance company to send me the money to buy a new one (thank god for clumsy people level coverage). Secondly, I accidentally went on a 10 day bender anyway and just went out far too much to even function above basic things like breathing and making coffee, which brings me to my third point, I’ve started working like 40 hours a week in my little coffee shop which has taken me a while to get used to.
ANYWAY, enough excuses, I’m back for good this time, just like Take That. So just to get the ball rolling whilst I prepare much more in-depth and ground breaking posts, have a little listicle on my favourite travel related goodies.
Alas, in being committed to saving (lol joke), I’ve had to bypass spending money on pointless pretty items (what a lie). So I thought I’d channel all my travel related shopping lusts into one lovely post, just so I can cry and restrain myself from buying them. And maybe so that some of you can splurge yourselves in my place.
TREAT. YO. SELF.
I’m spending all my money on this trip but it’s totally worth it (because where is the lie)
I’ve had my eye on this for so long, because where is the lie. The only thing I ever spend my money on is travel (and alcohol/food apparently) and let’s be honest, it’s always worth every penny.
2. City map jewellery (because if you can’t be in your favourite city why not bring it with you)
Because you know, as much as you think you’re going to revisit that beloved city of yours, you almost never do. I’d like to think I’ll go back to Rome, Amsterdam, or Reykjavik, but in my lust after visiting everywhere else, I’m not sure i’ll have time. So here’s a little city keepsake you can carry round with you forever.
3. These travel patches because ARGH SO CUTE
Let’s just be honest these are adorable. Sew them on your travel bag and get going.
4. I’m outta here (because I am, byeeeee)
I’ve had my eye on this for SOOOOOO long, I think I might just have to get it. Isn’t that exactly how you feel when you’re getting on a plane? I’m just so outta here.
5. Astral Traveller necklace because we all just love to feel a bit Doctor Who
Let me tell you, if I could travel the stars as well as the earth, you’d never see me again.
6. This incredibly necessary map pillow
I’m such a slut for pillows, throws and cushions. They’re so necessary. Especially when you live in a country that is winter for about 9 months of the year, blanket/pillow burrito status must be had at every available occasion.
7. This wanderlust bracelet because we should embrace the word wanderlust and let it stop making us cringe
Much like the selfie stick, it’s time to start embracing the word ‘wanderlust’. A lot of people hate it because it’s associated with that whole white girl on instagram image, but why is that an issue? What’s wrong with being a stereotypical white girl?? You do you. If you’re shaming someone for enjoying something that you consider ‘basic’, then you need to have a word with yourself to be honest.
8. Travel weekender bag so you can think about how great travel is whilst you travel
Look, a bag you can sew your patches on and throw your passport covers in.
9. Let’s be honest everyone wants a Lokai bracelet
I want one of these so bad! The white bead contains water from Mt Everest, the highest point on earth, and the black bead contains mud from the dead sea. It’s supposed to remind you to stay balanced, but I just like the idea of carrying around parts of the world with me.
10. Finally the cutest ever mountain ring because mountains are great
So go ahead, treat yourself. Because the only thing worth spending money on other than travel is cute travel related accessories, right??