Tag Archives: Backpacking

5 Backpacking Essentials That Will Save You Money

Backpacking Essentials That Will Save you Money

  A key part I’ve found in actually being a successful budget backpacker is a little organisation. I know, call me totally crazy, but getting a bit prepared with the right stuff, in terms of some backpacking essentials, before you set off on your adventures can actually save you a bit of cash on the […]

3 Best Headlamps for Backpacking

3 Best Headlamps for Backpacking

A good headlamp is quite simply one of the key essentials you need to purchase and pack when embarking on any travels. Incredibly useful as a reading light, for seeing during power cuts, when camping or for safety purposes, a good headlamp is as versatile and handy as it is hands-free and practical. Granted, fashion […]

7 Luxuries I Miss Most as a Budget Traveller

7 Luxuries I Miss Most as a Budget Traveller

  Now I’m certainly not a handbag and heels kind of girl, in fact I’m not even a hairdryer or hairbrush kind of girl! So, much to my boyfriend’s delight, it seems I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to the luxuries and comforts many ladies like. This definitely helps when you’re a budget traveller. […]

10 Key Things to Know Before Backpacking Central America

10 Key Things to Know Before Backpacking Central America

I spent 2 years backpacking Central America … and loved every moment of it! When I left the UK and headed there however, I hardly knew anyone that had been, in fact, most people I spoke to had never even heard of half the countries there! As such, I wasn’t able to glean a lot […]

Gelert Mongoose 2 : Is this the Best Backpacker Tent?

Gelert Mongoose 2 - Is this the Best Backpacker Tent

  The Gelert Mongoose 2 is the 2 person tent that I backpacked happily with for 2 years. Evidently it’s all about the 2’s! From the steamy tropics of Nicaragua to the Andean heights of Ecuador, from Northern Australia to the south of the UK, I’ve relied on this tent in thick and thin and it’s never let […]

Buying a Tent Guide for Backpackers

Buying a Tent Guide for Backpackers

  It seems to me that mountain climbers and serious explorer folk largely dominate the ‘Buying a Tent Guide’ field online. So I thought I would branch out a bit and create a guide for those looking to buy a tent specifically for backpacking. Tents are such an awesome addition to any adventure, because they […]

Best Backpacking Tips: The Top 10

The 10 Best Backpacking Tips

  With over 10 years experience of independent travel, I’ve got a fair level of insight into how this whole globetrotting thing works! My 10 best backpacking tips are a collection of the most helpful information I’ve collected over the years, regardless of where in the world I might be wandering. Simple, but effective snippets of […]

Best Cheap Accommodation Options in Noosa

Best Affordable Accommodation Options in Noosa, Australia

  Not known for its cheap accommodation, Noosa in South-East Queensland is generally associated with high-end luxury resorts, glamorous celebrity getaways and wealthy retirees. As the most visited place in Australia for domestic tourists, it’s funny that many of us from overseas have rarely even heard of the place before we land Down Under. Mention the […]

Top 3 Ways Travel Longer For Less

Travel Longer for Less {Big World Small Pockets}

  When I arrived in Guatemala in January 2010 I had little over £4000 in my account, but over 2 years later, in July 2012, I was still in Latin America, living, learning and traveling. So how did I do it? The answer is easy and it’s the winning formula I’ve tried and tested time and […]