Always looking for the best and most helpful websites. Here are my latest faves…


Summer style

Summer style

From the cool to the glamourous… check out the latest destinations to fall in love with this year…


Check out Porto Montenegro – a new waterfront development in the Bay of Kotor. Go to for more info

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Highlight – Puerto Madero, a revitalised waterfront, which features Phillippe Stark designed Faena Hotel + Universe.

Sicily, Italy

This is one of my favourites. A rich blend of tradition and modern culture, Sicily is the ideal for a glamourous getaway. (Giorgio Armani has a holiday house here)

You can rent out a little pension and enjoy the beautiful city and countryside as much as something luxurious. If you are looking for the ultimate in pampering..take a look at this:

Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily...heavenly

“Libby Kennedy” (Kim Valentine) from Neighbours at Melbourne’s Travel Expo! Come down for a photo op! 

Libby @ The Expo


Deals for Exhibit visitors today:

Get Lost Travel Magazine

Groovy Grape Getaways – win a trip

Kathmandu 50% travel clothing and accessories!

– 10% discount at Ciao Bella Travel; travel accessories for stylish young women

Free Princess with a Backpack book with every New Zealand Adventure Tour purchased

Amazing discounts from YHA travel – accommodation Australia wide

Britbound – job starter Packages: $50 sim card: cell number, UK bank account, arrival information, job assistance & more.

Tucan Travel 

Win an adventure travel voucher worth $1000!!

Busabout Europe.. Epic Adventure save $100

Sunset Safaris $50 discount for Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. So gorgeous!

Vodkatrain – what a cool name. Train travel across the globe Save $450 on global itineraries.

Dream Holiday?

An increasing number of women of all ages are taking off to roam the globe. But, says the Youth Hostel Association’s Tenille Knight, women need to research their destinations, be well prepared and take particular care while travelling.



Knight will be presenting a talk at this year’s Expo. “Today’s young women are settling down and starting their families later in life,” she says. “This gives them more time to chase those travel dreams their mums or grandmas may have never had the chance to.”

Eva knows how to get the best out of her travels


Her tips include: pack an over-the-body bag and keep your belongings close or locked up at all times.

When on the train, in a café or internet booth, wrap the strap of your luggage around your leg or arm, and if you’re withdrawing a large amount of cash, keep it in a money bag around your waist.

Lauren Resnick, author of Princess With A Backpack and an experienced traveller, says it is amazing how differently people will treat you when you have your backpack on and are dressed decently and have your hair done. She offers tips for, among other things, looking your best, packing wisely, staying safe and avoiding jetlag.

Resnick suggest getting a hassle-free haircut before you leave, add a touch of gloss to your lips, giving each city two days and each country two weeks and asking hotels for rooms designed for the female traveller that aren’t down dark laneways.

The message is: have fun, look your best but don’t take unnecessary risks.

If you know me, you know I love Ms Kardashian… and thought it would be great to share her number 1 travel accessory with you.

Just as I have advocated in my blogs and book, you really can’t go past a great pair of sunglasses (or two). Find your fave and they can transform your outfit.

Look stylish, no matter where in the world you are!


Kim notes:   “My absolute favorite brand of sunglasses is Dita! They make the coolest pairs of glasses that are stylish and are such great quality and really sturdy, which is really important for me in a pair of sunglasses since I can’t stand those flimsy ones that you know are going to get broken in five minutes! I travel a lot and the best accessory to any outfit is a good pair of sunglasses so that you can wear no make up and no one will ever see how you look because the glasses cover it all! Haha.”

Great for tired jet-lagged eyes, or if you’ve spent all night dancing away… best cure to cover a hangover.

An exclusive offer for Princess with a Backpack blog readers! Princess with a Backpack will be available for pre-sale with 10% discount.

Princess with a Backpack
Own a copy for your next Adventure!


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Our fave man knows how to travel in style. Ohh how I love that private jet….

Master of Chic

Legendary Largerfeld….

“Of course there are some evening dresses that you cannot wear in daylight because it would be ridiculous, but there is a kind of dressy touch for daywear, too, … And everything, it’s easy. (There’s) no barrier between dressy, day and sports. It’s feminine 24 hours a day.”

Exciting news! Princess with a Backpack will be reporting live from Melbourne’s Adventure Travel Expo.

Come down to check out amazing deals and discounts from top travel companies in Australia. I will updating this blog, twitter and facebook with great promotions and offers for those looking to travel and mention Princess with a Backpack!

Talk to over 100 exhibitors at Melbourne’s ONLY Adventure Travel Expo. There is no better way to to plan your adventure than talking to the experts before embarking on the trip of a lifetime.




Gorgeous Girls Travel too!


Expo Times: 10am-4pm (Saturday and Sunday) See you there.