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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Tents vs. Hammocks

What's More Practical to Travel with - a Tent or a Hammock?   The typical life of a backpacker involves carrying little more than clean clothes, bug spray, and sun cream. However, as the world becomes more accessible, people are learning to travel in new ways and to more diverse destinations.

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A Wet Winter Bike Ride in England

After several months of hitchhiking across Europe, I headed to England to meet my boyfriend’s family and relax for a bit.  The relaxation period didn’t last long before we got restless and needed to plan our next adventure.  We had been considering a long distance cycle for some time and...

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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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7 Lucky but Unlikely Things Every Backpacker Should Pack

Rain, hail or shine there are a few essential things that every backpacker should make sure they have thrown in their bag before leaving. There’s something different and exciting and unique about backpacking. It’s a certain kind of travelling; for the brave, for the free-spirited, and, I’m afraid to say,...

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How to get from England to France for Free

If someone told you that you could get from England to France for free, you'd probably laugh and tell them that it was impossible. That is exactly what I would have done several years ago. In fact, I even tried and failed.

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Top Travel Generation Writers

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

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