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...

Bunch of Backpackers Glossary, your guide to backpacker jargon!

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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...

Best Places to Travel When Solo and On a Budget! Updated...

Let's talk about the best places to travel when solo and on a budget! Two of the most common travel myths include: You need lots of...

Sleep less, dream more – (Almost) breaking the rules: sleeping on...

Claudia Tavani was Panama-bound and decided to take a sailing boat. This way she wouldn't miss the beautiful San Blas islands. However, she never...

Six promises to the long-term traveler

Long-term travel
You said goodbye to family and friends, passed customs and are now all alone: ready for your Big Adventure. After carefully putting down your...

Phase III: My debute as ‘Backpack Expert’ and some challenges that...

And suddenly Bob's Epic Adventure is only four months away! Can't believe how fast time flies. Because I've been busy with my regular job(s) I haven't...

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...

The best hostels in Iran (updated in 2018)

Best hostels in Iran
Let's talk about hostels in Iran! Iran only has a relatively small number of hostels and backpacker guesthouses. However, as tourism increases, more hostels...

Sleep less, dream more – A hammock in the jungle of...

Some years ago I went on a 3-day jungle tour to Brownsberg in Surinam (South America). Brownsberg is located south of Paramaribo, the capital...