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Ideal Female Packing List for Central America

Ideal Female Packing List for Central America

From the ocean oasis to the cloud forest, the colonial towns to the volcano treks, Central America’s diversity is both startling and splendid, especially given the small size of this landmass and the number of countries within it. And from scorching summers to rainy winters, sunny beaches to cold high altitudes, the climate here is […]

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The 5 Best Berlin Hostels

The 5 Best Berlin Hostels

There’s no denying it, Berlin is one of the most fun cities in the world. Wild, raucous, full of art, adventure and all night “alternativeness”, it’s hard not to be bowled over by the energy of the German capital. And amazingly, sat on the edge of Eastern Europe, Berlin is delightfully affordable for a European […]

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The Best Backpacking Bulgaria Itinerary

The Best Backpacking Bulgaria Itinerary

Anyone here not a fan of Bulgaria? Go on, hands in the air… Nope, thought not! Ok, so maybe you haven’t actually been to Bulgaria yet, but trust me, after you have, you won’t have your hands in the air either. Because this country is a delight to travel, especially for those of us adventuring […]

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The 16 Best Hostels in Eastern Europe

The 16 Best Hostels in Eastern Europe

11 countries in 2 months is exactly the sort of moves you can pull in Eastern Europe with so many small countries packed in alongside each other. And those are just the sort of moves I did pull recently, when I spent the best part of the summer enjoying this glorious part of the world. […]

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The 5 Best Bucharest Hostels

The 5 Best Bucharest Hostels

Perhaps one of the weirdest European capitals, I’ve got to say that despite this (or perhaps because of it!) I was rather drawn to bizarre Bucharest. The biggest city in Romania – a country that sits between Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine and Hungary, but is utterly unlike any of them – it’s perhaps no surprise […]

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The Best Travel Backpack Carry On for 2019

By on September 2nd, 2019 in Backpacking, Flying, Reviews, Travel Gear & Packing with 0 Comments
The Best Travel Backpack Carry On for 2019

Hold the phone guys, changes are on the way! Yup with the new year just around the corner, I’ve got some new plans for the structure of my travel life. Yup the plan (I say plan, let’s see how it pans out!) is to do less long exhausting backpacking trips and more shorter journeys from […]

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15 Things To Know About Backpacking Turkey

By on August 18th, 2019 in Backpacking, Budget Travel Ideas, Middle East, TURKEY with 6 Comments
15 Things To Know About Backpacking Turkey

Turkey was one of those countries that had been on my bucket list for ages, but I just seemed never to have been able to make it there. Coming out of the Middle East however and posed to hit up Europe next, it was the perfect stopgap and I knew my chance had come! So […]

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The 5 Best Prague Hostels

The 5 Best Prague Hostels

Everyone knows that Prague is a backpacker mecca. Situated in the heart of Europe, oozing character and charm, history and heritage, I’m not going to go on right now about why you should visit this gorgeous city. Instead, I’m going to presume that you’ve already made the wise decision to go there and get right […]

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10 Things to Do in Romania for Backpackers

By on December 8th, 2019 in Backpacking, Budget Travel Ideas, Europe, ROMANIA, Top 10's with 0 Comments
10 Things to Do in Romania for Backpackers

Getting straight to the point – Romania is incredibly cheap. In fact, I think it’s maybe one of the cheapest countries to travel in Europe and therefore ideal for those of us on rather a tight budget! But with some great cities, stunning mountains and even a protected wetland area, Romania isn’t just great for […]

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The Complete Eastern Europe Packing List for Backpackers

The Complete Eastern Europe Packing List for Backpackers

Despite occupying a relatively small geographic area, Eastern Europe covers a surprising number of countries, terrains and topographies. From the soaring peaks of Slovakia to the beaches of Croatia, the lakes of Bulgaria to the ancient cities of Ukraine – this part of the world packs a mean punch when it comes to diversity and […]

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