Saturday, 21 Apr 2018

Month: August 2008

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]