Video: Eurail Train in Spain

Traveling by Eurail is fun, especially if you are traveling with someone else or even a group. You simply have more freedom and can walk about and just be goofier than you would be if you were traveling by plane.  (more…)

Backpacking Europe: Backpacking Packing List

Packing is obviously something that all backpackers heading to Europe or anywhere else in the world will have to do with care and diligence.

I ran across a post from a member of our world famous backpacking community simply named “Traveler.” It was a brilliant first post of his and addresses a lot of tips and concerns that backpackers backpacking Europe and beyond will need and may have.  (more…)

What’s up with Twitter?

So I started a Twitter about two months ago and was just getting into the groove about how to use it to update people who choose to follow you.

I posted 14 updates, followed almost 1,900 people, and had 222 people following my updates, when all of a sudden my account gets shut down for “strange activity.” Along with that shut down, an auto-response email said that it may be due to being “anti-social.”  (more…)

“100 Things to Do Before You Die” Author Dies.

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Dave Freeman, co-author of “100 Things to Do Before You Die,” a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 47.  (more…)

Video: Backpacking Europe? Visit Ireland and London!

Thanks to video sharing websites, we can get a better idea of what it’s like to travel to another country. Here’s a nice little montage of Ireland and London, put together by two backpackers from Sydney Australia backpacking Europe.  (more…)

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 referring to the Eurail.

Go here for more videos on the Eurail and to buy a Eurail Pass!

Video: Advice From Three Girls Backpacking Europe

These funny girls backpacked Europe and offered up some practical advice for your Europe backpacking trip.

Gracias chicas!

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 one up, please let us know what your experience with this product is like. 

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 from what I saw, they’re a grand so…fuggedaboutit.

More info and videos here.

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 post and see the flurry of responses here.

What do you think? Please add you comments here or on the boards!