Destinations

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 »

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 »

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 »

Backpacking Europe: The People You Meet

Originally posted by : Lizz Photo Credit: Aliza Scharf, UMBC The people you meet while travelling have just as much place in your memory as the things/sites you see.So…who is the weirdest/most unique/craziest/interpret this how you want person you met on your travels? When I was in Odesa, they at the hostel told me about... Read More »

Longing to Backpack Europe? Stop Talking About It and Just Do It!

Photo Credit: Osra√≠ I think everyone is guilty, at one point or another, of talking about their dreams and not taking swift action to make it happen. TravelPUNK.com has been urging people for over 6 years to just “pull the trigger” and make your travel dreams happen. Sadly, most people, no matter how much inspiration... Read More »

Rail Europe Point to Point Booking Engine

You can search for Eurail Passes using this booking engine from Rail Europe.Try it now! POINT-TO-POINT EURAIL PASSES! Round-Trip One-Way Select a City PairLondon-ParisParis-LondonFlorence-RomeRome-FlorenceFlorence-VeniceVenice-FlorenceAmsterdam-ParisParis-AmsterdamBrussels-ParisParis-BrusselsRome-VeniceVenice-RomeBrussels-LondonLondon-BrusselsNice-ParisParis-NiceParis-RomeRome-ParisAmsterdam-BrusselsBrussels-AmsterdamPrague-ViennaVienna-PragueMilan-VeniceVenice-MilanAvignon-ParisParis-Avignon See All Cities Departure Date day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 monthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Departure time morningafternoonevening Return Date day12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 monthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Return time morningafternoonevening... Read More »

Hostels in Amsterdam Worth Booking Ahead

Amsterdam is, no doubt, one of the top destinations for backpackers heading out to Europe. But if you are traveling this spring or summer, one thing that you MUST do is book ahead. Here are some top hostels and hotels worth booking ahead. The Flying Pig DOWNTOWN and The Flying Pig UPTOWN are TOP hostels... Read More »

Adventures from WorldWideMike: Ireland

I had planned on leaving Saturday, but the angry ghost of Christopher Columbus again made things difficult for me. America West cancelled our 1130 Chicago flight (the one I was going to leave on). Which meant we sent all our passengers over to Southwest (my backup) overselling them. Our next flight wasn’t until 4:30 pm,... Read More »

Leipzig-Germany’s treasure

As you all know, I went to Germany and wondered around Germany and I discovered a town called Leipzig. Feeling inspired by it I wrote a little article/guide-hope you enjoy it. Leipzig-Germanys treasure By Ben Albright When people think of Leipzig the image of red brick and a formerly red government come to mind. Surely... Read More »

Hostel Beds in Europe Are Getting Scarce…

Word from a couple of TravelPUNK backpackers, currently traveling through Europe, is that hostel beds are extemely low (see thread on our message boards Severe scarcity of beds in England right now!). If fact, one of our TravelPUNKS is currently traveling in London and couldn’t extend his stay at the hostel he was staying at... Read More »

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