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NEW: Backpacking in the Balearic Islands

Visiting Formentera

9th December 2017 – Four islands in one trip? We compare Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

NEW: The capes and coastal gems of Prince Edward Island

Visiting North Cape, PEI

4th December 2017 – Discovering the capes and coastal gems of Canada’s Prince Edward Island.

NEW: Backpacking Route for New Zealand


20th November 2017 – A 5 week route for New Zealand featuring the best of the country’s wildlife, glaciers, indigenous culture, natural wonders and of course the filming locations from the Lord of the Rings films. Via Kayla from Where Can I find wifi?.

Culture in Sydney on a budget

Culture in Sydney

8th November 2017 – Alex Johnson looks at five ways to experience culture in Sydney on the cheap.

The rise of the transatlantic budget airline – Norwegian, Level and WOW compared!

cheap flights to San Francisco

16th October 2017 – With flights from Europe to the USA and even as far West as the San Francisco Bay Area (featured above) for under €150, we look at the main players in the rise of budget flights across the Atlantic.

5 Countries that are great places to live on a low budget

Best countries to live in on a budget

22nd September 2017 – Check out these five countries that offer a good quality of life without breaking the bank!

10 Great Hiking Trails around the World

Best hiking destinations

8th August 2017 – Check out some of the best and most challenging hiking trails, the world has to offer.

Mexico Backpacking Route

backpackers in Mexico

10th July 2017 – Maya ruins, mountain towns and mighty waves. It’s our backpacking route for Mexico!

How to Bargain in Vietnam

Travel tips for Vietnam

27th May 2017 – Learn how to bargain like a local in Vietnam!

5 Things to consider before teaching English in China

things to consider before teaching English in China

24th May 2017 – 5 things worth considering before you make the plunge and head to China to teach English.

5 Unusual things to do on a Budget in Santorini

Cliff jumping in Santorini

15th May 2017 – A guest post on five cool things to do on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini.

What only traveling alone can teach you

the art of solo travel

9th May 2017 – A new guest post explaining the lasting benefits of travelling alone.

6 Ways to make Travel Buddies!

how to meet people and make friend as a backpacker

Image via Alex Johnson, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

14th April 2017 – New in our backpackers basics section – Find out the most common ways to meet people and make friends when travelling.

Barcelona on a Budget

Barcelona on the cheap

17th March 2017 – A guide to Barcelona for budget travellers! Includes the cheapest ways to get around, eat, drink and see the sights.

5 Budget Friendly Caribbean Destinations

Backpacking in the Caribbean

17th February 2017 – Reckon the Caribbean is out of the equation for budget travellers? Think again! Here are five places where you can get a taste of Caribbean luxury on the relative cheap.


first time backpackers

View suggested daily backpacking budgets by region:

SE Asia | Europe | South America | Central America

8th January 2017 – We’ve conducted our annual review of the Budget Travel table to factor in some pretty big economic changes over the past year with some currencies taking a real battering. Check out our updated shoestring travel costs for almost 100 countries around the world. We now also have individual country budget pages for around half of them, which explain in more depth how we calculated our figures.