January 29, 2023

Where in the world is your personality type, and why you should go there

If you haven’t done a test to figure out your Myers Briggs personality type, what gigantic rock have you been hiding under?! Everywhere I look these days, these four small letters keep popping up to remind me why I am the way I am (a deep-seated introvert who watches far too much anime, apparently). There’s…

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The ultimate ethical travel checklist

If you’re someone who loves travelling but worries that one day your bucket list destinations will have been destroyed by – you guessed it – travellers, then look no further. I often find myself conflicted about backpacking when looking at flight emissions, watching heartbreaking nature documentaries and listening to local tour guides discuss the amount…

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Where to go in Sicily and Malta, a two-week itinerary for backpackers by backpackers

The Italian island of Sicily and the island country of Malta are underrated Mediterranean spots that have been catching media attention WORLDWIDE. From Sicily being the location of the latest season of The White Lotus to Malta being in Jurassic World Dominion and Below Deck Mediterranean. Both are beautifully rugged with pristine beaches and historic…

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An LGBTQ+ travellers tips for making lifelong friends while solo travelling

During the summer of 2020, while many avid travellers struggled with the ongoing travel restrictions, I went through a different kind of struggle. I was navigating the messy process of coming out as bisexual and queer. Aside from it being an overwhelmingly awkward ordeal (my cheeks are burning just thinking about it!), my friends and…

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14 Things to Expect at a Party Hostel

Party hostels are becoming more and more popular around the world. Yet, despite being labelled as party hostels, they tend to be more than just drinking and dancing. That may set the tone but these hostels are normally very reputable and reliable – a well-oiled party machine! Still, if you like a beer and want…

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63 bucket list ideas for the ultimate backpacker

We asked a bunch of our favourite travel bloggers for some of the off-the-beaten-path highlights of their travels so far, and have formed a list of 63 bucket list ideas for the ultimate backpacker. If you are looking to bulk up your log of 100 things to do before you die, we’ve got you covered!…

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Best solo travel destinations for 2023

2022 has seen travellers dust off their backpacks, dig out their passports, and return to the bunkbeds. With borders reopening across the world earlier this year, we saw adventurers both flock back to backpacker hotspots and head to pastures new, with solo travel in particular seeing epic growth over the past 12 months. Whether it’s…

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10 best cities of Central America, backpacker’s choice

Central America is fast becoming the go-to destination. More travellers than ever before are heading to these idyllic shores to sample the flamboyant local flavour and bathe in the splendour of ancient civilizations. Recently, I’ve noticed many-an-Instagram-story of the palm-fringed beaches of Tulum or the colourful (if not sometimes creepy) costumes of Día de los…

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Tackling travel disasters: what to do when things go wrong

Travelling is magical. Regardless of where you go or what you do, you’ll come back with new memories, new friends, and some crazy new stories to tell. But, as with most things that involve a bit of risk, there are a few bits & bobs that can go wrong. Luckily, there’s not much that can’t…

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