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Best Travel Blogs

Best Travel Blogs To Follow In 2016

See the updated list for 2017 HERE [icon color=”#efb237″ icon=”icon-arrow-left4″ size=”20px”] There are thousands of travel websites out there covering a huge array of topics and niches, so it can be intimidating to figure out the best travel blogs to subscribe to. We have a few personal favourites that we are subscribing to for the New Year, and also …

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Rail Pass

Should You Get A Rail Pass: the Great European Rail Debate

Using trains in Europe is, overall, a really great experience. Although it can be expensive, and being a stingy backpacker means that you’re always looking for ways to have a good time without having to throw away the euros. So is getting a Rail Pass the simple solution? Is it all train, no pain?   …

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Making Friends In Hostels

How To Make Friends In Hostels In 10 Simple Steps

[space_40] 1. Say ‘hello’ to everyone (and mean it)  Most people will be really interesting, and by saying hi you will initiate this conversation. Being friendly is never a bad thing. [space_20] 2. Shout food and drinks The way to a fellow backpacker’s heart is with free food and drinks. Even if you can only …

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big island helicopter

Big Island Helicopter Ride: Volcanoes, Lava and Tropical Bliss

  There is not a lot in this world that makes me feel like James Bond. I’m super short, not all that sporty, and kinda scared by everything fast-moving and/or dangerous. But then one day I flew in a helicopter over spewing lava in a foreign country. And that there, that was my Bond moment. …

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