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. Whether you want to back pack Europe alone or back pack anywhere else, this site will help you. This site is packed with information to help you travel safe, smart, well... Read More »

Sex While Traveling- 60% of Backpackers & Student Travelers Have Sex While Traveling (Part 1)

Sex While Traveling- 60% of Backpackers & Student Travelers Have Sex While Traveling (Part 1)You read that right, chief. If that doesn’t want to make you start packing your bag, I don’t know what will =)! How did we arrive to that number? A running poll on TravelPunk.com revealed some interesting and thought-provoking results about our adventurous and fearless TravelPUNK backpackers and student travelers. However, because statistics mean nothing... Read More »

7 Cities in the UK to Backpack on a Budget

7 Cities in the UK to Backpack on a BudgetHey, who said backpacking the UK has to be expensive. True, if you’ll be eating out a lot and staying in hotels rather than hostels then it can get quite costly. But if you’re on a budget, then swinging by the local grocery stores for some food and drink supplies and staying in hostels is... Read More »

Top 10 Reasons to Backpack Budget Travel Europe

Top 10 Reasons to Backpack Budget Travel EuropeThese days more and more people are recognizing the fact that traveling while you’re young is more advisable than traveling only when you’re settled down with a family or retired. While the latter time of one’s life is likely to be more financially stable for comfortable travel, it is also a time of either too... Read More »

Experience Spain Through Local Tour Guides

Experience Spain Through Local Tour GuidesTour guides? Say what? As backpackers, we want to get the biggest bang for our miniscule budget. We wander the streets on our own and look for hidden gems that don’t normally make the popular guide books. A quick search on wikipedia or popular travel sites can give us a good idea of the popular... Read More »

10 Budget Hostels in Europe to Check Out

10 Budget Hostels in Europe to Check OutThere are thousands of cheap hostels in Europe so picking which one might be best for your needs could get a little tricky. To help point you in the right direction, we’ve compiled a list of some great budget hostels in Europe for you to check out. If you’re backpacking Europe, we highly recommend you... 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 »