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Top 20 Free Travel Apps for Backpackers


Having the right apps on your phone can make your life a lot easier while travelling. This list of the top 20 free travel apps for backpackers will help you out in deciding which ones to download.

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What Makes the Best Hostels in the World, the Best?


With so many options to choose from when booking a hostel it can be difficult to know where to start when deciding. But there are a few indicators that can help you in picking the perfect hostel for you. Here I have made...

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Backpacking essentials Packing list (South East Asia Edition)

They say that less is more when packing for a backpacking trip and it couldn’t be more true. I have yet to meet someone who said that they didn’t pack enough things.This Packing list for South East Asia will..

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A Little bit about me..

So I am the real idiot abroad and I have been travelling now for over 4 years now. I have visited 28 countries in 6 different continents and worked in 5 different countries so far.

It started on a last-minute trip which was due to last around 3 months and ended up lasting over 16 months! The only thing I had was a one-way ticket to Bali and my backpack. I certainly did not plan to travel for so long but I can honestly say it has been the best four years of my life.

Over the years I have learnt about many different countries and cultures, met some amazing people and had some once in a life time experiences. Read More...