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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.

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...

My packing list for 6 months of backpacking Southern Africa and...

Based on many years of travel experience, here is the packing list for 6-months of backpacking in Southern Africa and the Silk Road countries....

Ten ways to hold on to that holiday feeling (when you’re...

I just got back from consecutive trips to Sri Lanka, Prague and the Costa Brava and I'm feeling miserable. I'm suffering from excessive fatigue,...

Safety tips for the adventurous solo backpacker!

Due to the popularity of the previously written post 'How to Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling?', I decided to share more tips on...

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...

Eight ethical travel dilemmas: What will you do?

In the last decade, 'ethics in travel', 'sustainable travel' and 'responsible travel' has received increased attention from both travelers and the travel industry. As tourism...

3 ways backpacking makes you a more responsible traveler

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Responsible travel is booming. You read about responsible travel (a.k.a. sustainable travel or ethical travel) in the newspaper or on blogs, and travel organizations...

Ultimate camping tips for beginners and first-timers!

On top of a rock in Indonesia, where the wind was so strong the tent-cloth touched my face, I camped. In between a colorful sea of tents...

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...