Browsing Archives of - 2008 August

“100 Things to Do Before You Die” Author Dies.

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Dave Freeman, co-author of “100 Things to Do Before You Die,” a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was... Read More »

Video: Backpacking Europe? Visit Ireland and London!

Thanks to video sharing websites, we can get a better idea of what it’s like to travel to another country. Here’s a nice little montage of Ireland and London, put together by two backpackers from Sydney Australia backpacking... Read More »

Video: Eurail Tips From Spanish Girls

As the saying goes, “Travel Europe the way Europeans do. Buy a Eurail Pass!” These Spanish girls took the Eurail, otherwise known as the Interrail if you are from Europe, and had a lot of praise about it and offered their Eurotrain tips for those backpacking through Europe. Remember, everytime they say Interrail they are... Read More »

Video: Advice From Three Girls Backpacking Europe

These funny girls backpacked Europe and offered up some practical advice for your Europe backpacking trip. Gracias... Read More »

France: Disposable Mobile Phones Are Here

This just in. Disposable mobile phone are now for sale in France. They cost about 15 euros and are looking very attractive due to the fact that there is no contract!  You can see a video clip of the new disposable phone in France, here.   If you’re traveling through France and get a chance to pick... Read More »

I’m Getting These for the Next Time I Backpack Europe

I just saw these little gems online. Can you imagine how fun it would be to strap these babys on with a 35 pound backpack? You’d get to where you want to go a lot faster and see things from a different perspective like this couple in Italy. As seen in a German commercial: But... Read More »

Italy- The Worst Place On Earth?

The other day, a member on our world famous backpacking message boards, posted his thoughts and feeling of one of the worlds most popular travel destinations- Italy. This post was sure to be controversial and get responses as he shared his opinion on what he called “Shitalia: The Worst Place on Earth.” Read the scathing... Read More »

Video: Randy Pausch Last Lecture- Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

In honor of the late Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who recently passed away due to terminal cancer, I thought that I would share his “Last Lecture Speech” about living your childhood dreams. Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. I... Read More »

Video: Farmer Builds Redneck Stonehenge in the USA!

Been wanting to head to England to see the famous Stonehenge? Well now you can head to UTAH to see a copycat of Stonehenge- Redneck... Read More »

Backpacker Loses 40 lbs. Backpacking Europe!

Thought that I would throw in a little bit of an appetizer before you go on to the meat and potatoes of this post. My first trip to Europe was for 4 weeks with a 30 lb+ backpack. I walked like there’s no tomorrow and enjoyed this kind of forced natural exercise and to my... Read More »