I thought that I would start a little ‘Packing Update’ to get the travel posts going! I started to pack about a week ago and it surprisingly went quite smoothly!SAM_0109
Anyway, here is my backpack! I have the Lowe Alpine Alpa Mayo 55:75, which I bought from Go Outdoors around April/May. This is a really good backpack (from what I’m witnessed so far) as it has the standard drawstring fastening at the top, but you can also open the backpack from the middle like a holdall. So luckily, I wouldn’t have to rummage all the way through my bag to find stuff!
I’m not too sure if they’re still making this backpack online, but here’s the same model but different colour:
This also comes with a rain cover, grips to place walking sticks and a hydration pack. It has extendable straps, a moveable back piece for a perfect fit, along with the hip straps. (If any of that makes sense!).SAM_0112
So, I have decided to purchase some Packing Cubes which I wouldn’t have even thought of buying until I saw other travellers taking them! I have 3 Medium Cubes in Orange and 3 Small Cubes in Blue. They are so much easier for my backpack! I have rolled up all of my dresses and tops into one orange cube, then all of my shorts, playsuits and jumpsuits into the other. I then put my underwear, tights and bikinis into 3 separate cubes.SAM_0117
These easily fit inside my backpack and I know what stuff is in each bag so it’ll be much better to find stuff and not mess everything up whilst shuffling through it! In the photo below, I have two orange medium cubes at the bottom, next to each other, then 3 small blue cubes on top.
These cubes are so handy and I would definitely recommend getting some for a backpack or even a suitcase! They fit quite a lot of stuff in surprisingly, and they are deeper than I thought! You can get these from Amazon, from eBags!SAM_0118

Here are the links to:
Small Packing Cubes:
Medium Packing Cubes:
Assorted Packing Cubes:

You can get these in loads of different colours, and they also do a wide range of handy bags – so definitely check them out!

I will be posting another Work Australia post soon, to explain how to get through the process of applying for a Working Visa and other things!
So let me know what you want to see in my posts before I go and I will jump to them! Also prepare to see a TMI Tag Video this week and a vlog!

Any backpacking tips or want to know anything?