Hostel Tips: Essential Tips for Staying in a Hostel

Sturdy Bunk Beds in Hostels - Hostel Tips

Hostels are a cheap and fun way to travel around the world but staying in a hostel for the first time can be daunting.  I asked Danny from What’s Danny Doing to share his top tips for staying in a hostel from a guy’s point of view – and you’ll be glad to know that […]

Backpacking in Europe

Europe is a diverse continent, with each country having its own unique identity and most having their own language too.  Backpacking in Europe is a rewarding experience, and although some Western European countries can be expensive, if you are backpacking on a budget then there are plenty of bargains to be had here too.  I […]

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 […]

The Best Hostel in Munich?  Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Review

A Private Room at Wombat's Munich

If you are wondering where to stay in Munich on a budget then look no further.  I came to Munich for the first time in July and loved exploring the city, using the wombat’s City Hostel Munich as a base.  I stayed here for 4 nights on my first visit and for 2 nights during […]

10 Reasons Why Backpacking Budapest is Awesome

The Budapest Parliament Building from Across the Danube River

Budapest is a special city.  Previously considered a lesser destination than Prague or Vienna, in the last few years, Budapest has come to the top of many backpackers’ European itineraries.  But why is Budapest such a popular destination for backpackers?  Here are 10 reasons why backpacking Budapest is awesome, some of which may surprise you! […]

How to Travel for Free by Volunteering Abroad with Worldpackers

Volunteering Abroad in Mexico - The View from a Hostel in Bacalar

Who hasn’t thought to themselves ‘I want to travel the world for free’?  That has been my dream ever since I can remember, to see the world and have incredible experiences, but without it costing an arm and a leg.  And guess what?  There is a way to travel for free by volunteering abroad with […]

The Essential Byron Bay Backpacking Guide

Byron Bay Beach - Australia Bucket List

Tucked away in the northern coast of New South Wales, Australia, Byron Bay is a hidden gem and haven for backpackers and locals alike. This hippie surf town may seem like yet another Australian party central, but really, there is so much more than meets the eye. If you’re preparing to backpack to Byron Bay, […]

5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

Let’s say you are an expert traveller. You can cleverly navigate airports and fill out custom cards even with your eyes closed. You can even be packed and ready to go for a quick weekend getaway in a matter of minutes. However, there is still one part of the travel experience that surely continues to […]