Travel Links & Resources

Can’t Make it to Siberia to See the Rare Total Solar Eclipse?

If you won’t be in Novosibirsk, Russia, to view the rare total eclipse tomorrow (Aug. 1st), you’re in luck! will be broadcasting the eclipse via Internet. They will be planning to install two webcams: one that will look exactly on the sun through special telephoto device, and the other will broadcast a city’s center... Read More »

Backpacking Moscow? Get FREE Accommodations for…

If you’re backpacking to Moscow anytime soon, a member of our community, Lizz, has posted details about how you can get free accommodations at a nunnery for the price of 60 minutes of “helping around.” There are a few simple rules that you must abide by, but they are nominal compared to what you’re getting... Read More »

Travelzoo: Win 20 Trips! FREE Travel Trips Giveaway

I just sent this out to all of our newsletter subscribers, so get on our email list for future announcements. For 13 weeks, Travelzoo will be giving away one amazing travel deal weekly from the Top 20 list. Plus, one lucky player will win the entire Top 20, which means 20 of the best trips... 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 »

How to Bring Your Travel Dreams to Reality. 5 Steps to Get in the Game (1 of 5)’s exclusive series- “How to Bring Your Travel Dreams to Reality. 5 Steps to Get in the Game (1 of 5)” Step 1. START WITH PLAN It’s important to just get out there and do it. That’s the kind of mentality that you need to really accomplish any goals you have. There are two kinds... Read More »

Weekly Travel Specials: 11 European Travel Deals

10 Day Affordable Greece with Istanbul fr $1289 …. Gate1 Travel 11 Day Affordable Croatia and Slovenia fr $1399 …. Gate1 Travel 13 Day Affordable Turkey fr $1069 …. Gate1 Travel 8 Day Affordable Spain fr $1519 …. Gate1 Travel 8 Day Affordable Venice, Florence and Rome fr $1569 …. Gate1 Travel 9 Day Paris... Read More »

TravelPUNK Destinations Section Added

We’ve added a new section with information, google maps, pictures, and links to popular destinations that backpackers, budget, and college travelers like to hit up on their travels. More and more countries will be added to this section in time and the information will surely change and or get more in-depth as the travel landscape... 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 »

Eurail Special- Up To 50% Off Promotion with Rail Europe!

Are you backpacking Europe this summer? Thinking about traveling by train? Great choice (look how excited these Eurail travelers are)! Right now through July 15, 2008, when you purchase a qualifying rail product you will receive a credit for 25% of the price of that pass. This credit can be applied to a future Rail... Read More »

Weekly Travel Specials: 96 Hotel Deals World Wide

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