5 Reasons Why Backpacking is Good For You

The saying goes “Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer”. This couldn’t be truer, especially for backpackers. Here are the top 5 reasons that backpacking is good for you!   1.

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Queenstown on a Budget

Many travellers face the same dilemma when they arrive in Queenstown: there are so many adventure activities on offer, but on a budget they can’t do everything.  Don’t panic though – there are still loads of ways to experience Queenstown without spending a fortune.

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The Worst Kind of Backpackers You’ll Meet in Hostels and How to Avoid Them

You meet interesting people on whatever path you chose to travel, and I honestly think that the most bizarre people you’ll ever meet are actually the people that end up making your trip the most memorable. There was the crazy 60 year old Canadian that claimed to be a professional clown...

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What to Pack for Hitchhiking

It is very important to remember that whatever you pack for hitchhiking will be carried upon your back at all times. And when you are hitchhiking, it is not uncommon to have to walk for large distances if you have been left in a bad place.

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Stupidly Obvious Yet Honest Mistakes

Whether you have travelled once or countless amounts of times, I’m certain you have created your own ideas and tips for yourself to share with others of what to do and more importantly what not to do when taking the next trip.

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A Weekend in Prague

I’d long been dreaming of traveling to Prague, and while hitchhiking through Central Europe, I was presented with the perfect opportunity.  After catching a not-so-quick ride out of Vienna, I headed north to the Czech Republic.  I’ll never forget the final leg into the outskirts of the city: a genuinely...

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Southern Ocean Wildlife Adventure

There are so many options when planning a trip to Australia! From the East Coast to the West Coast, it’s hard to even know where to begin. Unless you have unlimited time you really need to zero in on one region and explore the area to it’s fullest potential.

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5 Ways to NOT look like a Newbie Traveler

Do you remember your first time? Was it in the back of a bus? On an airplane? Perhaps a cruise ship? You’d been thinking about it for months, years maybe and it was the culmination of all your hopes and dreams. The place and the people you were with are...

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Three Touristy Spots Still Worth a Visit

“It’s not worth it. It’s so touristy.” Have you ever heard this warning (or something similar to it) after telling a friend or fellow traveler that you’re planning to visit someplace firmly located along the tourist trail? It might be the Las Vegas Strip, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or...

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What to Do with £50 a Day in London

London consistently ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the world. It makes sense that visiting the city on a shoe-string budget seems like a daunting task. But it can be done, according to two budget travelers who’ve lived in the city.

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Top Travel Generation Writers

  1. 01. Lisa Miller Lisa Miller
    from Queenstown
  2. 02. Jamie Bowlby-Whiting Jamie Bowlby-Whiting
    from a small village in rural England
  3. 03. Leah Bostwick Leah Bostwick
    from Detroit, Michigan, USA
  4. 04. Ruth Kozak Ruth Kozak
    from
  5. 05. James Cave James Cave
    from Berlin

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