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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 »

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 »

What Food Do You Miss While Backpacking?

When you’re traveling overseas and you’ve been chowin’ down on foreign foods for some time, you’re bound to start getting the munchies for some familiar foods from your homeland. For, me, believe it or not, it was Top Ramen. Living in Madrid for over a year, I started craving for some ramen noodles. El Corte... Read More »

A Map For Saturday

For about a year, we’ve had a community discussion on the documentary A Map For Saturday, a documentary that follows Brook Silva-Braga on a round the world backpacking trip. For anyone thinking about going on their first backpacking trip, or for anyone that’s planning on doing it again, this film is bound to light a... Read More »

Online Travel Blogs- What Do You Write About?

This may seem like a simple answer, but when you stop and think about it, there are quite a few things to consider. For example, before you start, you need to ask yourself some questions like- Who will be reading this blog? Friends, Family, or the General Public (networking with other bloggers, etc…) What should... Read More »

First Time Solo Traveling? Scared?

This is one topic that will come up quite a bit so y’all better get used to it. If you’ve never backpacked Europe or anywhere else before, and you can’t find anyone with the funds, motivations, or commitment level like yours to go abroad and whet your travel appetite, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In... Read More »

Forum Topics: So You Want To Travel Africa

Originally posted by: simply_angelic As many of you must know, I’ve been jumping around Africa a lot these past few months (just hit the 4 month mark a couple days ago) and here’s some of the tricks of the trade I’ve aquired through my travels. (1) First and foremost- BRING A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP!! Power... Read More »

Forum Topics: Money Matters- 5 Weeks in Europe

Originally posted by: faxman75 Greetings all! Me and my roommate have booked out tickets to Dublin on June 24th. Very excited. We are flying from Phoenix, AZ and plan on doing about 5 week flying back to Chicago on July 30th. So far I only purchased a one way ticket to Dublin. I found a... Read More »

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

Photo Credit: OsraĆ­ 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 »

Forum Topics: 10 days for London and How much is too much?

posted by: petros I stumbled on some cheap fares ($640ish) from SFO to Heathrow. I was planning a big Europe trip in 2009, but there is no reason I can’t do this in addition to the other trip. Class is out in the beginning of May, and I want to leave as soon as I... Read More »

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