Backpacking

Tourism vs. Voyeurism

This is a subject I’ve struggled with in the past and would be interested to hear other people’s viewpoints in the comments.  There is something to be said for checking “must see” items off your life list – we all travel to some extent to “see” things when we go places. But what happens when …

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Got to Love….Tourists!

And now for something a little different. Tourists are an unavoidable part of travelling- might as well embrace it! Which is exactly what David and Helen have done in this eclectic photo essay. Weʼve all been part of a tour group before…well if youʼve been over to South-East Asia then more often than enough you …

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Running the Backpacker Marathon

Travel, particularly budget travel, is all about jet-setting from one glamorous destination to the next. When you have to watch your wallet getting from one point to the next can be a tedious and time consuming process. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that transportation is many people’s least favorite aspect of …

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My Top 4 Favorite Hostel Memories

While I countdown days and hours and make endless preparations for my upcoming trip, I’ve also been spending some time reminiscing about my past travels and what’s unique about the spirit and fun of backpacking. This got me thinking about all of the strange funny things that have happened to me while staying in hostels. …

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What’s it like to WWOOF?

I like today’s guest post, by Lindsay Nicholls, not only because it is hilarious but because WWOOFing is something I’ve heard about but never had the guts to try. Never heard of it? Read on… As Ned and I washed the goat shit off in a cold mountain stream, I wondered what all the 18-35ers …

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