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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.


WORLD BUDGET TRAVEL TABLE 2017

first time backpackers

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.


SHOESTRING BUDGET GUIDES FOR 12 NEW COUNTRIES

Street art in Nepal

20th December 2016 – Find out our suggested shoestring and more comfortable backpacking budgets for the following countries:

France | Portugal | Germany | Greece | Nepal | Colombia | Cuba | Nicaragua | Panama | Myanmar | Chile | Brazil


BACKPACKING ROUTE FOR THE BALKANS

Backpacking route for Montenegro

4th December 2016 – A 2 month travel itinerary for the Balkans, taking in the best of Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia.


AIRBNB – REVIEWED

review of airbnb

21st November 2016 – We analyse the pro’s and con’s of Airbnb as a solution to your accommodation needs. Includes a link to 30 Euros of free travel credit if you’ve not got an account with them.


VISA CHECK TOOL

Check the entry requirements for any country

6th November 2016 – Stop scouring the internet and use this simple tool to find out in seconds if you need a visa to visit any country in the world.


VARANASI – THE CITY WHERE LIFE MEETS DEATH

varanasi-india-travel

31st August 2016 – Discover Varanasi, the Indian city that is a true assault on all the senses.


BACKPACKING BUDGETS FOR 15 MORE COUNTRIES

street art in Madrid

7th July 2016 – We’ve added lots more travel budgets over the last few weeks. Find out the cost of travel for the following countries here:

Mexico | Costa Rica | Malaysia | USA | Peru | Japan | China | Cambodia | Indonesia | Italy | Laos | Spain | Singapore | Iceland | Ireland


WHAT DOES BREXIT MEAN FOR BRITISH TRAVELLERS?

what does brexit mean for travellers

6th July 2016 – So Britain is leaving the EU! Here’s what it means for travellers in the short and longer term.


5 UNUSUAL THINGS TO SEE IN AUSTRALIA

23rd May 2016 – Great guest post on 5 off-the-beaten track destinations in Australia.