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 […]

11 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 […]

11 Tried & Tested Tips for Backpacking on a Budget

Woman hiking on the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in front of an epic view of Scottish Mountains

I didn’t choose the name Tales of a Backpacker by coincidence.  I was a backpacker out of necessity because I couldn’t afford any other way to travel.  I quit my job to go travelling, and although I had some money saved up I wasn’t earning any money for a long time while I was on […]

Free Accommodation in Exchange for Work as a Hostel Volunteer

Hostel bedroom with bunk beds and single beds

As a cash-strapped backpacker, I need to save money wherever I can so I can continue my dream of travelling the world.  One of the ways I have managed to travel for free (almost!) is by exchanging work in hostels for free accommodation.  Because this is a kind of work exchange, it is a great […]

6 of the Best Work Exchange Sites Compared PLUS $20 Worldpackers Discount

Picture of a Goat - You Could Volunteer for Work Exchange on a Farm

Work exchange programs are a fantastic way to travel for free by volunteering abroad.  There are several different work exchange websites which help to connect potential volunteers with work exchange and volunteer placements all over the world.  The one you may have already heard of is Workaway, but there are several other sites like Workaway […]

Airbnb Guide: How to Use Airbnb for the First Time

Keep your Airbnb Clean & Tidy - Airbnb Guest Etiquette

Airbnb has taken the world by storm.  In many cases, it is cheaper and more convenient than booking a hotel room, but if it is your first time using Airbnb you may be wondering how to use Airbnb properly and be looking for some tips for getting started with Airbnb.  Look no further!  I’ve designed […]

Why Taking a Cruise Isn’t as Expensive as You Might Think

Cruise Ship on the Ocean - How to Cruise on a Budget

When I used to hear the word ‘cruise’, I automatically thought expensive.  I couldn’t help it, I had images of posh people quaffing cocktails in evening gowns and spending a year’s salary on a two-week cruise.  However, I have recently come to realise that cruising actually isn’t as expensive as I thought.  There are plenty […]

The Best Gift Experiences to Give to Travel Lovers

Christmas Gift Experiences

Ho Ho Ho, it’s December already!  If you haven’t already filled your Christmas present quota with Black Friday deals, why don’t you take a different approach to Christmas gifts this year?  Giving experiences instead of things is a wonderful way to show you care, and there are lots of fantastic gift experiences you can give […]

10 Handy Travel Apps to Solve All Your Problems

Notarize App - The Best Travel Apps for Emergencies Abroad

No matter how perfectly you think you’ve planned your trip, sometimes things go wrong.  From trivial things like no phone credit or poor wi-fi to having your passport stolen or needing medical assistance, we all have travel problems that pop up every now and again.  To help you overcome these issues, I’ve put together some […]

How to Find the Best Flight Deals for Black Friday (& All Year!)

Plane Flying over Buildings - How to Find the Best Flight Deals for Black Friday with Skyscanner

It’s coming!  Black Friday is nearly upon us, swiftly followed by Cyber Monday.  A weekend of flight deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday makes it the best time of year to book flights for your next vacation.  To help you find the best flight deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Skyscanner is compiling all the […]