Sample Itineraries

Explore Cabrera National Park by boat or by hike, or both!

The Best Day Trips from Palma de Mallorca

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Take a step into the Balearics by visiting the gorgeous city of Palma, Mallorca. This is the largest city in the archipelago; and while the Balearic Islands are more commonly known for their beautiful beaches and nightlife, Palma de Mallorca…
Travel to the southernmost point in the Continental US, Key West

12 of the Best Day Trips from Miami

From glamorous night bars and cafes to wide sandy beaches Miami has an eclectic amalgamation of all. This jewel has become a phenomenon because of its outstanding beauty. Miami is not only a popular tourist destination, but also one of the best…
Visit historic South Stack perched atop dramatic cliffs

Free Things to do in Wales

The number of free things to do in Wales is incredible. In fact, there are many scenic hikes, beautiful Welsh coast, and charming villages. Furthermore, your holiday in this amazing country can be really cheap if you love spending time with…
Visit Uxmal - one of the only Mayan ruins that you can still climb!

The 10 Best Day Trips from Merida Mexico

15 years ago, if you mentioned the name "Merida" to travelers, most wouldn't know where you were talking. Fast forward to today, and it's a rising travel destination. Everybody's heard of Cancún, Tulum, and Cozumel. Merida is the new kid…
Cornwall England’s Land’s End Trail 

The 5 Best UK Weekend Trips from London

Between travel bans, lockdown restrictions, and fears about the coronavirus, more and more travel enthusiasts have been embracing the classic staycation to soothe their wanderlust. Luckily for those living in the UK, there is so much natural…
Annency - the Venice of the Alps

Top Things To Do In The French Alps

The French Alps are spectacular at any time of the year and the region is fantastic for tourists who want to ski, relax, or just take in the incredible scenery. As the largest mountain range in Europe, the Alps spans an impressive 750 miles…
Boston Faneuil Hall Marketplace Things to do in Boston

The Ultimate Historical Boston Bucket List

Boston is an excellent place for history buffs. As the site of such famous events like the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and the first American Revolutionary War battle, it’s no wonder that many of the things on our historical…
Best Outdoor Activities in New Orleans

The Best Outdoor Activities in New Orleans

New Orleans is a renowned city worldwide, with people traveling from across the globe to visit the French Quarter, watch the Mardi Gras festival, and hear the smooth, live jazz. New Orleans, often referred to as The Big Easy, is home to beautiful…
Valley of Flowers Short Trek

Hemkund Sahib and The Valley of Flowers Short Trek Itinerary

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The exquisite Valley of Flowers National Park is dream come true for all visitors and hikers alike. It is abundant in gorgeous and exotic floral kinds, as well as species threatened with extinction. The Valley of Flowers is situated in the…

Backpacking Gear

A large 'instant cabin' style family tent

How to Choose a Family Tent

Going camping is always exciting, and it gets doubled when it’s with family, right? If you're embarking on a group trip, choosing the right family tent is an essential part of the trip. The right-sized tent determines the comfort level…
Properly Caring for Your Backpacking Gear so That It Lasts a Long Time

How to Properly Care for Your Backpacking Gear

The only thing more impressive than brand-new backpacking equipment is gear that’s survived multiple seasons and has taken on a rugged, well-loved appearance. Dented coffee mugs, frayed backpack handles, and boots with mismatching laces tell…
Dehydrated vs. freeze-dried ingredients

Dehydrated vs. Freeze-Dried Ingredients

The starting point for any DIY dehydrated backpacking meal is a selection of dehydrated or freeze-dried ingredients. Both of these methods remove the water weight from your food supply, helping ensure the lightest weight in your pack, and transforming…
Your tent is one of the most important items for your backpacking trip

Essential Backpacking Gear - What to Take in the Wild

Going out in the wild and isolating yourself from the city noise and your ordinary life is so freeing, but terrifying at the same time. There is so much you need to learn about backpacking outdoors, and tons of small details that can make your…
What to Pack for Your Upcoming Beach Vacation

What to Pack for Your Upcoming Beach Vacation

In life, there is nothing more pleasing than hopping on a plane and jetting off somewhere exotic. If a beach vacation is on the cards, creating a packing list can be difficult. You don’t want to bring too much, but at the same time, you don’t…
Backpacking Gifts for every budget

Travel Gifts for Women: Ideas for Every Budget

I'm sure we all have that person in our lives who is ready to hit the road now that travel is opening up again. Explore our list of travel gifts for the women in your life while they dream of future adventures. Budget Travel Gifts for Women…
Yes! You can use a regular backpack for hiking

Different Types of Backpacking Packs - The Ultimate Guide

If you’re new to backpacking, it can be hard to know what gear you need for days on the trail. Backpacking and outdoor sports are more popular than ever, and you’ve probably seen a huge number of companies advertising their hiking backpacks…
Backpacking 101: Checklist of things to plan for

Backpacking 101: Checklist of things to plan for

Most travelers dream of hitting the road with the most essentials packed into the lightest load. When planning to travel with only the necessities on your back, deciding what you need to bring on your trip can be an overwhelming process. You…
Essential Gear for Digital Nomads

Gifts for Digital Nomads 

After the year we’ve had, it’s clear that the world is changing. As companies are starting to realize that remote work is a real possibility, more and more people are looking to become digital nomads. If you or someone you know is thinking…

Travel Stories & Advice

Take a family adventure to see the Northern Lights in Alaska

Planning a Family Adventure to the Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights is one of nature’s greatest miracles. An extraordinary phenomenon, it lights up the night sky with a vibrant, electric light show of vivid greens, purples, and blues. It is an unforgettable experience,…
Don’t Let Dietary Restrictions Get in the Way of Your Backpacking Goals

Don’t Let Dietary Restrictions Get in the Way of Your Backpacking Goals

Backpacking is a great way to stay active without getting bored — every trail provides something new and exciting. However, it’s easy to burn thousands of calories each day when you’re on the trail, especially if you’re taking on rough…
Italy, one of the European countries you can live in without a background check

Countries You Can Live in Without a Background Check

Most countries will bar you an entry without a background check and will raise a red flag if you carry a criminal record. Thus, moving abroad can be a daunting process for those who want to avoid background check sites. In addition, the whole…
Traveling to France

Planning A Trip To France? How To Craft The Perfect Break For You

Being able to travel and see different countries is an amazing experience. You can learn so much about culture and people by going on holiday and exploring the cities. One popular place to visit is France as the country is so diverse and offers…
Safety Considerations for Backpacking with Your Kids

Safety Considerations for Backpacking with Your Kids

There are few better gifts to give your child than the gift of the great outdoors. Teaching your children to love and respect nature is a lesson that will enrich them for the rest of their lives. Backpacking, in particular, can be an ideal…
The Best eBooks to Read While Backpacking

The Best Books to Read While Backpacking

This selection of the top 8 backpacking books will make you want to travel the world, whether you're just planning your next backpacking trip or an ambitious round-the-world adventure. These are the finest novels to read when traveling if you…
Singapore skyline from Skyline Promenade.

The 6 Best Travel Destinations for English Speakers

Travel is an excellent way for anyone to learn the local languages, including everyone from native English speakers to those new to the language and looking to expand their English knowledge. Countless locations around the world make perfect…
Fraser Island views from Indian Head, Queensland

10 Amazing Queensland Islands You Need to Visit

When people are looking for a summer holiday in Australia, it is more common to look along the East Coast and the Islands available. Can you believe there are over 900 Queensland Islands situated just off this 2000 kilometres stretch of land?…
Moving to the UK with the UK Innovator Visa

Moving to the UK: A Guide to the UK Innovator Visa

Have you always dreamed of moving abroad but are not sure how to do it? With plenty to discover in the British Isles, plus its proximity to European destinations, moving to the UK could be the way to live out your dreams of living abroad. While…

Budget Tips

Free Things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

Free Things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

With its picturesque, cobblestone streets and sceneries, Antigua is arguably one of the most beautiful towns to visit in all of Central America (let alone just Guatemala). Filled with colonial architecture, bustling markets, and spiraling volcanoes…
Travel Uganda on a Budget

Backpacking Uganda on Budget

Uganda, the famed Pearl of Africa, is a destination many travellers ought to have on their bucket list. There’s a lot to see in this small yet mysterious country and if you are not careful enough, you will end up spending your blife’s savings…
How to earn money while backpacking Australia

5 Ways to Earn Money in Australia While Backpacking

Backpacking around Australia is an amazing experience. You get to explore natural wonders at your fingertips from white sand beaches and lagoons to natural rainforests, mountains and ranges. With all this travelling though, it can often end…
How to plan a weekend trip on a budget

How to Plan a Weekend Trip on a Budget

Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel, meet new people, broaden your horizons, and generally have a grand adventure without blowing a hole in your wallet (or selling your kidney for that matter)? Believe it or not, you actually can (no…
Strolling around Sydney's famous waterfront

Backpacking Sydney on a Budget

Sydney is the backpacker hub of Australia.  It is a world-famous city with iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and more. And Australia, in general, is an easy country to travel around because…
Backpacking Ireland on a budget

10 Tips for Backpacking on a Budget in Ireland

Ireland is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries to visit. Though it might be a small country, it never seems like you can spend too much time in Ireland. Each coast has its own unique geographical features, gorgeous ocean…
Backpacking Australia on a Budget: 7 Pro Tips

Backpacking Australia on a Budget: 7 Pro Tips

You’ve been reading about Australia for years: the exotic animals, majestic desert landscapes, and the stunning coastline. Now, it’s time for some adventure travel, though that may sound redundant because when backpacking Australia everything…
Are backpackers entitled to claim tax refunds?

How to Claim a Tax Refund as a Backpacker

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Every year, countless young people travel all over the globe to embark on a working holiday. Traveling abroad is undoubtedly a very exciting experience for any backpacker. After all, there is so much to plan – from accommodation and employment…
Best Countries for Budget Travel

Cheapest Backpacking Destinations - 2022 Guide

With 2022 full of hope, it’s time to dust off your backpack and think about where to go next. If you're on a budget, you may be wondering about the cheapest backpacking destinations in the world. The thing is, especially if you've been aching…

Off the Beaten Path

Trekking in the Apuseni Mountains in Romania

3 Amazing Hiking Destinations in Romania Full of Trekking Trails

Exploring Romania’s wild and vast Carpathian Mountains will be a unique and memorable experience for tourists who don’t know what to expect. Romania has a lot of potential for hiking, trekking, backpacking trips, mountain biking, climbing,…
Summer is the best time to go camping in Norway

Europe's Best-Kept Camping Secrets

Europe's best camping spots that are off the beaten path If you're looking for a truly unique camping experience, you'll want to check out some of these hidden gems in Europe. From secluded mountain retreats to idyllic coastal spots, these…
Explore Cabrera National Park by boat or by hike, or both!

The Best Day Trips from Palma de Mallorca

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Take a step into the Balearics by visiting the gorgeous city of Palma, Mallorca. This is the largest city in the archipelago; and while the Balearic Islands are more commonly known for their beautiful beaches and nightlife, Palma de Mallorca…
Sunset at the Valley of Rocks viewpoint in Exmoor National Park

10 Best UK National Parks for Wildlife and Unforgettable Hikes

Undoubtedly, The UK's National Parks are among its greatest treasures. From the dramatic peaks and valleys of the Lake District National Park to the world-famous Jurassic Coast, England and South Wales are full of stunning landscapes waiting…
How to train for a thru hike

How to Train for a Thru Hike

Are you ready to embark on the challenge of hiking the Appalachian Trail, or want to know how to prepare for hiking up Kilimanjaro? In this article, we will talk about fitness tips, gear recommendations and more information for how to train…
Thórsmörk, the grand finale of the Fimmvörduháls Trek

The Best Hikes in Iceland to Discover the Country on Foot

Sometimes walking is the best way to see the world. If you’re road-tripping across Europe and want to make the most of your time away, exploring each country on foot is a great way to make the best memories before you return - including the…
Ouray - known as the Little Switzerland of Colorado

8 Perfectly Hidden Gems in Colorado

The real secret? Colorado is a hidden gem on its own. Denver is a bumping transplant town getting busier by the day, but you'd be surprised how many people never get out of the city! Check out these 8 hiking trails, all perfectly hidden gems…
Bristol is known for its vibrant arts scene and quirky alternative culture

Day Trips From London By Train

London is one of the most vibrant, exciting cities in the world, with so many incredible things to see and do. However, there are plenty of other fantastic places in the south of England that are also definitely worth visiting. Many of these…
View of San Gerardo de Rivas and Cerro Chirripó National Park in the background

The 5 Best Hikes in Costa Rica

Living La Vida Loca? Sorry, Ricky Martin, it's all about the Pura Vida ("Pure Life") in Costa Rica. And the best way to experience this is by visiting the multitude of national parks — 28 in total. And, because the country's so small, it's…