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Want to go Backpacking? Start Here.

Want to go Backpacking? Start Here.Thinking about backpacking Europe or anywhere else around the world? TravelPUNK’s mission is to help you get prepared for that trip of a lifetime. This site is packed with information to help you travel safe, smart, well prepared, and with confidence. Here are some quick links- Hostels: Book cheap hostels here. Reserve online with a... Read More »

Backpacking Solo: “Why you have to travel SOLO!”

Backpacking Solo: “Why you have to travel SOLO!”Every year there are countless of first time backpackers and travelers wondering if they should backpack and or travel solo. Is it worth it to backpack alone or travel solo? How do you meet people while backpacking solo? Is it safe to travel alone? Will I get lost backpacking Europe... Read More »

Backpacking Europe: Backpacking Packing List

Packing is obviously something that all backpackers heading to Europe or anywhere else in the world will have to do with care and diligence. I ran across a post from a member of our world famous backpacking community simply named “Traveler.” It was a brilliant first post of his and addresses a lot of tips... Read More »

Challenge Yourself- Travel Alone

It was my first real trip anywhere. I had been a homeboy all of my life living on the west coast of the United States. In fact, I had never been east of Utah. I grew up in Seattle all of my life and for over a decade I’ve been living in the Los Angeles... Read More »

How to Pass the Time in a Long Bus Trip

How to Pass the Time in a Long Bus TripThere is nothing worse than being stuck on a bus for hours on end with absolutely nothing to do!  That’s why it’s fantastic that there has been a surge in technology over the last couple of years that has allowed app developers and brands to provide you with a product that you can enjoy wherever... Read More »

Madrid Meetups: Meet The Locals and Other Travelers at Madrid Intercambios

Madrid Meetups: Meet The Locals and Other Travelers at Madrid IntercambiosIf you are traveling to Madrid, Spain  and want to meet some cool locals, other travelers, as well as students and english teachers studying and working abroad, then you need to head to a Madrid Language Exchange Meetup called... Read More »

Backpacking Europe Finances: Apply for McDonalds Jobs

Backpacking Europe Finances: Apply for McDonalds JobsMaking enough money to finance your backpacking trip to Europe can be quite a daunting task.The first $1,000 you save is always a doozy. It’s the hardest money saving psychological barrier to cross, especially if you have always been bad at managing your... Read More »

Three Backpackers from Texas Denied Entry to Ireland

Three Backpackers from Texas Denied Entry to IrelandThis is pretty strange because it’s not normal that Ireland denies entry to American travelers. One of their customs agents must have had a serious grudge against America or and American citizen to create such a stir. Irish police are investigating... Read More »

Pamplona: The Running of the Bulls! (Be careful…)

Pamplona: The Running of the Bulls! (Be careful…)Here’s a clip from San Fermin’s The Running of the Bulls. Just yesterday, a kid from Madrid was gored to death by one of the... Read More »

Video: Instructions on Eurail Passes

Video: Instructions on Eurail PassesEurail passes are a MUST if you backpacking Europe. This is your chance to see the remarkable European landscapes like you’ve never seen... Read More »

Video: See Solo Backpacker’s Trip to London, France, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland

Video: See Solo Backpacker’s Trip to London, France, Italy, Slovenia, and SwitzerlandBackpacking Europe alone? Have no fear. There have been many solo backpackers that have gone before you and many more that will continue to do so. It’s only natural that you will have some concerns. So, check out the video below and hopefully some of your concerns will go out the... Read More »

Backpackers Bowling at the Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam

Backpackers Bowling at the Flying Pig Hostel in AmsterdamThe great thing about staying at hostels is meeting other travelers and doing a bunch of fun things together. It’s pretty simple because hostel dorms have multiple beds inside them and so you’re most likely going to be bunking with 4, 6, 8, 12, and even 20 people or more in one... Read More »