Osprey Farpoint 40 review – find out why this is my favourite backpack for travelling, weekends away and city breaks. My new forever rucksack.
I have a thing about luggage. From carry-on to hold luggage from backpacks and wheeled duffels to hard-shell suitcases and day packs. In my cupboard I have packs within, wheelie bags within duffels within suitcases – the luggage version of Russian dolls. I’ve tried them all. But now that I’ve found the perfect backpack in the Osprey Farpoint I’ll be getting rid of a pile of old rucksacks and sticking to this one.
I thought I’d be well into my seventies before I went on a cruise but, as is often the case, life proved me wrong. I took my first cruise in my forties, to the Mediterranean, and surprised myself by really liking it. I’ve been on another cruise since and enjoyed it just as much. Both were on huge ships so next time I’d like to try cruising on smaller vessels. A river cruise through Europe is on the wish list and a wildlife cruise to the Galapagos islands is another dream. If you’re on the fence about setting sail here are my ten reasons to take a cruise.
Have you ever got to the airport not knowing where you’ll be touching down at the end of the flight? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago when I went on a weekend away with WowTrip who organise surprise city breaks in Europe. For someone who organises corporate group travel months in advance this kind of blew my mind but I rolled with it and had a blast. Our surprise destination was a weekend in Cologne, Germany.