Who is The Packed Bag?


My name is Linda and I’m obsessed with luggage, addicted to travel and crazy about gadgets.

As Australia’s Top TripAdvisor - I’m one of the top 1% most read of all time - I've won awards and been featured by  international media.

This site is dedicated to road testing anything and everything experienced while travelling: from destinations to products that help you travel smarter.

A lifelong 'frugalista' who believes in travelling longer for less, I pass on tips and tricks to keep you on the road longer, getting the best value for your money.

I created 'The Challenge' series to give my travel more direction and meaning. So far, there's been The US 50/50 Challenge, The NZ 2/2 Challenge and The 8 Day Challenge. I expect there to be many more down the road.

I've been #LocationIndependent and living as a #DigitalNomad since late October 2015, so keep an eye out for "Travel Hat" and come join me on the the road.




Linda Bentley


Sydney, Australia

Job Description

Traveller, Photographer, Reviewer and Creator of 'The Challenge' Travel Series

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