Beautiful Camping Spots Around The World

Learn about some of the most beautiful camping spots around the world. The first time Nathan and I traveled around the world was in 2008. We barely had enough money to survive for a few months. Many people have asked us how we managed to keep our travel costs to such a bare minimum, especially when traveling through countries like New Zealand. One of our “secrets” was camping – we’re not big campers; nor do we go hiking much. In fact, neither of us had ever gone camping before, and had no idea what we had signed up for. Our … Read more

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How to Avoid Getting Mugged While Backpacking

Crimes against backpackers are common. Criminals may steal your entire backpack; riffle through your pack; grab what they can from outside pockets; and use a sharp knife to slit the backpack open. Here we explain how to avoid getting mugged while backpacking. One of the worst things that can happen to you is getting robbed while you’re traveling the globe. The best thing you can do is to be informed on how to prevent being a target of such crimes. We got mugged in Malaysia. We learned a lot from the experience and also talked to other backpackers to learn … Read more

What is a Hostel

What Is a Hostel and How to Stay There

What is a Hostel – When you are out exploring the world on your backpacking trip, staying at hostels is the best way for you to live for many reasons, the main one being that they’re always a lot cheaper to stay at than in the traditional hotels. Hostels are also a great way for you to meet fellow like-minded backpackers and make new friends, as normally you are sharing the room with 4+ people.  Most backpackers have a tight-ish budget to stick with and are always looking for the cheaper option. When it comes to accommodation, hostels are known as the … Read more

Backpacking Food Cheap Healthy Recipes Options

Best Backpacking Food How to Choose Healthy Meals on the Go

Backpacking Food – Spending money on food while traveling in Europe, or backpacking, is probably one of the most difficult things to handle when it comes to budgeting. You always spend more than you had planned, and yet, it’s hard to cut down since you need it to live. However, just because you need to cut down on your food budget, doesn’t mean you should have to cut down on your health. Whether you’re a veteran backpacker or a beginner, it’s important to have a list of foods that are nutritious, filling, packable and lightweight. Backpacking food is not just about your … Read more

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Rucksack – Choosing the Best Rucksack Backpack

Let me help you choose the best rucksack backpack. When you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, you’ll need to think of what travel gear you’re going to need. A good quality rucksack is without a doubt going to be at the top of your list, but which one will be best suited to your needs? The following tips will have you ready to choose the right type of rucksack backpack for your travels. Rucksacks are the way to carry your gear around. They keep everything secure, and they are usually very small. Not only do these bags serve military … Read more

Best Anti Theft Backpack

Best Anti Theft Backpack

Best Anti Theft Backpack – Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a multi-month trek across Europe, an anti theft backpack is your best friend. If you’ve done any hiking or traveling, then you already know how great backpacks are. They offer you plenty of room to stow your gear, and they are comfortable to wear. In fact, I know some people who only travel with a roomy backpack because it’s easier to carry yet still provides lots of storage. If backpacks have a downside, it’s probably that there’s really no way to see what’s going on behind you. Imagine that … Read more

Backpacking Light

Backpacking Light – Smart, Efficient and Comfortable

Backpacking Light – The best backpacking advice I can give is be prepared, but travel light. As experienced backpackers will tell you, there are some basics of light and easy backpacking you need to know. You’ll be surprised as to how little you actually need when traveling.  I did half a year around the world using a single medium-sized backpack. It wasn’t a tramping pack, just a normal backpack of about 15 – 20 liters. Of course if you’re traveling in winter you’ll need a bit more in the way of warm clothing, but still, I’m sure one backpack would … Read more

Sleeping Bag Liner

Best Sleeping Bag Liner ~ How to Choose One for Comfort and Warmth

If you are shopping for a sleeping bag liner, you will get some tips and advice in this article. If you’re getting ready for a trip to the great outdoors, you must know that preparation is half the battle. Just because you’ll be far from the warmth and comfort of your own bed, this doesn’t mean you can’t be as comfortable as you possibly can, especially when you have the right kind of sleeping bag liners with you. Whether it’s a mountaineering trip, backpacking or a few days of camping, having the right sleeping bag liner can save you money … Read more

Microfiber Travel Towel

Best Microfiber Travel Towel You MUST Have

The best microfiber travel towel will serve you well on your journey. Whether you are backpacking, camping, taking a road trip, or traveling across the world, it’s smart to bring a microfiber towel. While traditional towels take up a lot of space, microfiber towels fold small. They also dry quickly. Many are anti-bacterial. You’ll find many uses for them, even at home. We love using microfiber bath towels. They are great to take to the beach or the pool too. They are very absorbent and air-dry much faster than other towels. After washing them, you will love how they dry … Read more

Choosing the Perfect Hiking Boots for Trekking the World

Choosing the Perfect Hiking Boots for Trekking the World

Choosing the Perfect Hiking Boots – So, you’ve decided you want to take hiking trips around the world! As with any other trip, you have to make sure you pack the right stuff. There are many different pieces of gear you should purchase if you want to be the safest and most comfortable on your trek. One of the essential elements to consider is the type of hiking boots you’re going to wear. When it comes to sturdy boots, there are various options available online. And although most boots on the market these days are going to be of good quality, they might … Read more

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Backpacking Checklist for Those New To Backpacking

Backpacking Checklist for new backpackers – All backpackers in the world come across a time when a few of their friends start developing interest in backpacking. They may ask hundreds of questions. Have a hundred other doubts and what not! Yes, this can be overwhelming. But if you want to help them, we have something for you. An extensive listing of all the essential gear that you’ll need for backpacking , from books to maps and clothing to sleeping bags. The key thing is that you can’t just buy stuff while travelling – so it’s not like you’re going to find … Read more

Tips For Successful Mountaineering that You Should Know

Tips For Successful Mountaineering – Unlike jogging or running, mountaineering should never be taken without having a thorough knowledge of what it involves. It may seem like a complex activity when you are a newbie but it may end up being fun for you and your colleagues. However, you must understand how to read the maps, know the rope navigation skills and of course, know the mountain weather. Many have gone into this activity and ended up in trouble for not having some crucial information on the weather. That’s why you should have an expert organization that deals with mountaineering … Read more

No Check-In Luggage

How to Travel the World with Only a Backpack in Carry-On Luggage

After having experienced the pain and hassle of traveling with a 65L backpack, I’ve become really into light weight traveling. At first I laughed out loud at the idea of traveling with a pack the same size as a schoolbag, but now I don’t want anything other than that. Affordable Luggage You Should Travel With In 2008 Nathan gave away his 90L backpack and bought a 20L pack instead, and my backpack hasn’t been filled up completely for a long time now. I also love turning up at an airport, and having the ability to walk straight through customs with our … Read more

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What is Backpacking – Who is someone called a Backpacker

So, what is backpacking? Backpacking can be described as an independent, often international, low-budget way of traveling. Someone who backpacks is called a ‘Backpacker.’ Backpackers generally travel for a longer period of time than most other tourists, and they tend to travel in several different countries during their time away. The number of countries (Central America and South America for example) differs. A backpacker can be on the road from a few weeks to several years. However, that is the short way of describing it. What is Backpacking? Backpacking is a very loose definition. There are backpackers who go tramping in … Read more

Roller Bag vs Backpack - Which Is Better?

Roller Bag vs Backpack – Which Is Better for Traveling?

Roller Bag vs Backpack: Before switching from backpacks to roller bags just over a year ago, we never expected the impact this seemingly small change would have on our travels. Practically every year since 2008 we’ve bought new backpacks, constantly downsizing, going from 95L to 45L and finally carry-on sized roller bags, and each change has brought a new experience with it. There are positives and negatives about each of them, and we thought we would sum up some interesting experiences we’ve learned through the years…and of course a great Travel Pillow. The “Better Backpacker” Two huge backpacks, a 7kg tent … Read more

Microfiber towels, Best Microfiber Towels, quick dry towels

10 Best Microfiber Towels – Quick Dry Towels

Travel towels are among the bulkiest items to pack when traveling around the world. They take up too much space and take forever to dry. That is why I recommend the best microfiber towels — also known as quick dry towels. They really work! One of my sons uses his as his everyday shower towel at home. It’s absorbent and dries quickly. We also bring them camping and when my kids go to overnight camps. Smaller ones are ideal for drying dishes when camping. Large travel towels are fantastic for the beach and pool days as well. I particularly like … Read more