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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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Money Matters: How much does it cost to backpack Georgia?

From snow-capped peaks towering high above ancient watch towers to vineyards, canyons and vibrant cities. Georgia, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has...

BoB vs. Hotel Presidente in La Paz, Bolivia

Dressed in red & blue I stood in the window of the 17th floor of the Hotel Presidente. It was windy and I firmly...

Traveling Kenya on a budget

Kenya, the country of amazing wildlife, white-sand beaches and lively cities. Compared to other countries in Africa, Kenya's tourism is well-developed. Traveling around independently is...

How to travel by bus to Lodwar (Kenya)

Traveling by bus to Lodwar, Kenya in the Turkana district is not for the fainthearted. In 2011 we took the road to the dry Turkana...

Money Matters: How much money do you need for backpacking in...

Argentina was the last stop of the South America backpacking trip of 28-year-old Floris from the Netherlands. Argentina is relatively expensive for backpackers, but...
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Bunch of Backpackers Glossary, your guide to backpacker jargon!

Hi there! This is the Bunch of Backpackers Glossary. Your guide to backpacker jargon, slang and all that sort of stuff. Enjoy reading! WARNING: This...