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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Top Things to do with Kids in San Francisco, CA

My family and I recently came back from a trip to San Francisco, CA. I researched a lot to find family friendly activities so that my husband and our children, as well as I ages 9 and 7 would enjoy the city and get the most out of it.

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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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5 Reasons to Visit Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand, if not the world, and has plenty of reasons to visit. Queenstown has something to offer everyone, from families, to couples, to backpackers and more. No matter what your budget, you’ll find incredible things to do in this special little resort town.

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How to Land Your First House Sit

Over the past three years I’ve house sat throughout Europe, looking after everything from cats and dogs to turtles and once, even a farm of alpacas. In exchange for walking the dog, feeding the cat or watering the plants, I was able to stay in all of these properties for...

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Five Books That Make You Want to Travel the World

Every so often, you come across a piece of literature that captures you, whisks away your imagination on a whirlwhind ride, and demands that you do something amazing, go somewhere wonderful. When those moments happen, they are precious.

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Why Giving Up is Not the Same as Failing

Sweat grips my clothes to my skin after 8 hours trapped on a bust up bus that shook its way all through Western Malaysia. But with a sigh of relief I have finally arrived at my destination: Kuala Lumpur.

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Wifi? No Thanks!

Be honest – when travelling, when have you chosen a bar or restaurant because it has wifi available? I know this happens – a friend of mine proudly knows just three sentences of Spanish since her trip round South America, one of which is “¿Tienes wifi?” As useful as an...

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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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How to Cope With Reverse Culture Shock

As I sat looking out of my Kitakyushu apartment window, the whole place smelling sterile with bleach, I knew that I would never see this view again. I was moving out of the place I’d called home for almost 2 years to return to a place I used to call...

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Top Travel Generation Writers

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

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