Tips and tricks for on the road

With over ten years of backpacking experience under my belt I hope I am able to give you some tips for your travel. Here you can find my packing list, tips for camping and backpacking, safety tips and tips on solo travel.

Some simple tips for packing your backpack

"Manouk, is that all you have with you"? I get that question a lot. Compared to friends I'm a light packer. Especially when it...

The pros and cons of a homestay program abroad

 In my early twenties I traveled to Shjiazhuang, a large industrial city south of Beijing to participate in a one-month homestay program of an...

Money and backpacking: How to keep your money safe while traveling?

Mexican misadventures
After working 3 part-time jobs you finally managed to save up enough money for your backpacking dream trip. But I'm sure no one told you...

How to go local while traveling?

Dinner at someone’s home in Kenya, an all-night karaoke session with Japanese students in Tokyo and playing checkers with taxi drivers in China: for...

How to haggle during your travels?

Market Peru
One of the things that will help you to save money during your travels is haggling or bargaining. But how to haggle? What is...

The hitchhikers guide to Europe: 10 tips!

It's by far the best way to meet people, to get on the road as cheap as possible and gather some unexpected adventure on...

Ten Reasons Why You Should Go Overlanding

Overlanding for the uninitiated, is travelling in a purpose built vehicle with an adventure overland company. Or put more simply, it is jumping on...

How to choose the perfect hostel? – 5 easy steps for...

Yeah! You finally booked your flights! Now, there is only thing left to do and that is finding that perfect hostel. A good hostel...