Where to Stay in Vienna on a Budget – Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna

A private room at Wombat's City Hostel Naschmarkt

Vienna is a beautiful city, there is no doubt about that, but it can be a little expensive.  However, with a few tips and tricks there is no need to break your budget in Vienna.  So, whether you’re backpacking in Vienna or just want to enjoy the weekend in Vienna on a budget then Wombat’s […]

Vienna 2 Day Itinerary: How to Have the Perfect 2 Days in Vienna

The Belvedere Palace Vienna - a white palace with gardens in front

Vienna is a beautiful city, but with so many things to see and do it can be hard to decide on the best Vienna itinerary to suit your needs.  I have been to Vienna four times now, so have picked out my favourite things to do in Vienna for this Vienna 2 day itinerary so […]

What to Expect on a Wadi Rum Jeep Tour

Our tour guide and jeep waiting to take us on a Wadi Rum jeep tour

If you are planning to visit Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, you really have to take a Wadi Rum jeep tour!  It is the best way to see the desert, visit all of the things to see in Wadi Rum and have a real Jordan adventure.  I also highly recommend spending the night before or […]

The Best Hostel in Copenhagen – Steel House Copenhagen Review

I love this mural at Steel House - The Best Hostel in Copenhagen

I visited Copenhagen in October, it was my first trip to Denmark and although the weather was damp and cold, I loved my time in Copenhagen.  A large part of that is thanks to where I was staying – Steel House Copenhagen.  There are several hostels in Copenhagen to choose from, but I’d heard good […]

Work Exchange Programs: Are They For You?

Two travelling friends raise their hands in celebration of freedom

So, you want to travel and see the world, but you can’t afford it?  Perhaps you want to immerse yourself in a different culture or spend time in another country but don’t know where to go.  You’ve got a summer off before starting college and want some unique work experience abroad but don’t know where […]

Gorgeous Fairytale Castles Around The World

Gwanghwamun Gyeongbokgung Palace Seoul

There is something special about a castle.  Sometimes built for protection, sometimes purely to showcase wealth and power, there is no denying that a visit to a castle makes you feel like a King or Queen in your own fairytale.  However, castles aren’t just a feature of Europe, in fact, there are fairytale castles all […]

Worldpackers Promo Code for $20 Discount on Worldpackers Membership

Special Offer Worldpackers Promo Code $20 Worldpackers Discount

If you’re looking for a Worldpackers discount you’ve come to the right place!  Tales of a Backpacker has teamed up with Worldpackers to offer a $20 discount on a year’s membership, reducing the membership fee from $49 USD to just $29 USD.  If you already know how work exchange sites work, simply use this Worldpackers […]

The Best Place to Stay in Venice on a Budget – Wombat’s City Hostel Venice Mestre

A Double Room in Wombat's Venice

I’ve been lucky to spend several weeks in Venice this year, as the #wombatsTraveller Ambassador for wombat’s Hostels.  I spent my time exploring the city and finding the best budget and free things to do in Venice, learning more about Venetian culture and of course eating all the amazing food in Venice!  Since it opened […]

How to Explore Bologna in One Day (Or More!)

Bologna Italy at Sunset - Exploring Bologna in One Day

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, and a fabulous city to explore.  Also known as the Capital of Italian Food, Bologna and the whole of the Emilia Romagna Region is renowned for excellent produce and cuisine, unique to this part of the world.  If you only have one day […]

10 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Flights

Looking out of a plane window - how to reduce the carbon footprint of your flights

I like to think I do my bit for the planet.  I recycle, I don’t buy plastic water bottles, I am kind to animals…. But my guilty secret?  Flying.  I adore travelling, and flying is part of travel so I feel like I can’t just give it up!  However, I know I need to do […]