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Is this the best mountaineering backpack? Review Osprey Mutant 52 liters

This time I wasn't looking for a classic backpack, but I was on the hunt for a great mountaineering backpack to use on my 'C1 basic mountaineering course' in the Austrian Alps. To be...

Guide to hiking the Tatra mountains in Poland

Hiking the Tatra Mountains, Poland - This year it was one of the coldest, snowiest and most whimsical May's in decades. The trails in the Tatra mountains were still largely covered in a thick layer of...

Nine reasons to visit the Tatra mountains in Poland!

Tatra mountains in Poland - "I had no idea that Poland looked like this!", quite a few people responded to my photos of the Tatra mountains. And to be honest, for a long time I...

Backpacking Georgia (the country): itinerary, highlights and tips

Georgia - In 2018, one of the most popular Dutch television shows 'WIDM' was shot in Georgia (the country, not the state), which resulted in a rise of Dutch travelers to Georgia. Although I...

Responsible travel gear: Fjällräven

In recent years, my travels became more adventurous, more off-the-beaten-track and more focused on outdoor activities. For example, in these last two years, I hiked the Fann mountains in Tajikistan, trekked the Georgian Caucasus...

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Good vibes at the Kingkool hostel in The Hague!

  The Hague, the Court City of the Netherlands welcomed a new hotspot last weekend: the Kingkool hostel! Bunch of Backpackers was at the opening...

Sleep Less, Dream More – In 4 Wheels

Sleeping in your car. It doesn’t sound glamorous, does it? Now, to that same car, add a perfectly made-bed, the cutest little kitchen, breathtaking...

Sleep less, dream more – Jungle Tipis in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is well known for its incredible nature and vast rain forests, but its not very often that you get to sleep right...

The best party hostels in Asia

I've done two 'big backpacking trips': the first from Tokyo to Kuala Lumpur and the second from Moscow to Bangkok. In both trips there was...

Money Matters: How much does it cost to backpack in Sudan?...

Did you know Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt? No? I didn't know either. However, during my latest trip I discovered Sudan has many incredible...

Sleep Less, Dream More – Met By Moonlight on the Crete...

Hiking anywhere presents its own set of rewards and challenges compared to normal backpacking, and difficulties picking a place to call home for the...