Sample Itineraries

7 Romantic Wine Destinations for all Budgets

7 Top Wine Destination Ideas for all Budgets

We've all heard of the top wine destinations like Napa Valley, Bordeaux, and Tuscany, which are on the bucket list for many wine connoisseurs, but there are plenty of wine regions around the globe that are more off the beaten path. And where…
Sunset on Cape Cod Bay

30 Weekend Road Trips from NYC

Looking for pandemic-friendly weekend road trips from NYC? While there are endless things to do in NYC, sometimes all you need is a good weekend away. Luckily, NYC enjoys an amazing location with countless East Coast getaways a close driving…
Backpacking in Winter in Big Bend National Park

Best Places to go Backpacking in Winter in the US

Winter Shminter! For hiking and backpacking enthusiasts, colder temperatures can’t stand in the way of our desire to get out on the trails. But if you’re looking to do a long-distance hike or backcountry camping trip during the winter, it’s…
Cornwall England’s Land’s End Trail 

The 5 Best Weekend Trips in England, UK

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…
Boston Faneuil Hall Marketplace Things to do in Boston

Things to do in Boston – The Ultimate Guide

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 to do in Boston…
Hotel Coronado in San Diego

Top Things to do in San Diego

San Diego is one of the most beautiful places in the world with an endless amount of things to do. This city seems to have it all — lovely beaches, a thriving city center and a lot of history. It’s sunny all year, and you can surf, play…
2 Weeks in India - Taj Majal, Jaipur, Udaipur, Kerala, Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady

Backpacking in India - Our 2 Week Route

This amazing country has so much to offer and you will not be able to see all of India in just 2 weeks. However, this is a great introduction to the best of India, especially if this is your first trip. To sum up, one has to experience both…
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How to Travel the USA by RV - Expert Tips & Itineraries

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The USA covers a huge area that is often underestimated. Perhaps because of the vast distance, the country lacks the train and bus infrastructure that is found in many other parts of the world, so the intrepid traveller is usually left with…
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3 Days in Berlin - an Insider's Guide to See It All

Regardless of your travel style, Berlin is a must when backpacking around Europe. This city has something for everyone: history buffs, night owls, foodies. But between the history and the infamous modern Berlin vibe, how can possibly decide…

Backpacking Gear

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

Essential Gear 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. No longer do you have to be tied to…
All About Lightweight Backpacking Fishing Gear

All About Lightweight Backpacking Fishing Rods

If you are interested in fishing and backpacking, why not combine your two passions? Since backpacking requires you to keep your pack weight low, there is some basic lightweight equipment you'll need if you want to go fishing this season. Check…
DIY Backpacking Meals

DIY Dehydrated Backpacking Meals - How-To Tips and Recipes

Whether you’re just getting started with your backpacking hobby or have already explored the great backpacking routes of the world, you may have realized that something is lacking in the world of packaged backpacking food. Either they’re…
The Complete Packing List for Female Travelers

The Complete Packing List for Female Travelers

Whether you’re packing for a week, a month or a year, deciding what to take can be challenging. If you’re like most people, you always overpack, thinking you want to make sure you have absolutely everything you could need. Even so, you land…
Essential Packing List for Backpacking Europe

Backpacking Europe Packing List Essentials

Are you planning your first European backpacking travel adventure? Packing for a trip can be exciting but stressful, especially if you don't know what to bring. Whether you’re going for a week or for an entire summer, there are a few backpacking…
The Ultimate World Travel Backpacking Packing List

Backpacking Packing List: 8 Essential Items for World Travel

Are you planning your first backpacking travel adventure? This can be both exciting and stressful, especially if you’re not sure what you pack. Whether you’re backpacking Europe, exploring Southeast Asia, or travelling throughout South America,…
Bikepacking Gear Essentials

Essential Bikepacking Gear for First-Timers

If you’re thinking of taking your outdoor adventures to the next level, bikepacking might be just the thing for you. Bikepacking is perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors, is comfortable on a bike, and would like to cover great distances…
5 Ultimate Travel Gadgets for your Vacation Packing List

5 Essential Travel Gadgets for your Vacation Packing List

It’s been a tumultuous year for everyone. After being held prisoner in our own homes for most of 2020, there seems to be an incipient air of positivity on the horizon. The world is slowly but surely starting to open again. And for many adventurers,…

Travel Stories & Advice

backpacking as a couple

How Backpacking as a Couple can Strengthen Your Relationship

Being physically active together as a couple is a great way to strengthen your relationship and share each other’s interests. Whether you’re already an avid backpacker or you’ve never tried it before, going backpacking with your partner…
Moving To The US: What You Need To Know

Moving To The US: What You Need To Know

If you are thinking of moving to the US, then you need to make sure that you are properly prepared. There are many steps that you will need to take to ensure that you are legally covered and to give yourself the best shot at success. Whether…
5 Easy Air Travel Tips To Make for a Happier Flight

5 Easy Air Travel Tips To Make for a Happier Flight

Being on an airplane is not fun for most people as you’re usually dealing with staying seated for many hours, being in proximity with a lot of other travelers, and probably being quite bored. Frequent travelers however have a personalized…
How to prevent common hiking injuries

How to Prevent Common Hiking Injuries

If you’ve got a fun hike coming up, it’s easy to feel like a kid on Christmas morning. The excitement and anticipation are unmatched for those who love hitting the trails, and that’s never a bad thing. The more passionate you are about…
The Pros and Cons of Pandemic-Era Travel

The Pros and Cons of Traveling during the Pandemic (and travel tips for now or later)

The pandemic has put a chokehold on the economy, and with it, travel, business, and virtually every other aspect of modern life. COVID-19 has essentially changed the way we live our lives, forcing us to adapt to new definitions of normal with…
DIY Van conversion project

Van Life DIY: Renault Trafic Conversion into Campervan 'Hugo'

Campervan Hugo tells his story: Hi! I'm Hugo - at least that's what my new owners (Johannes and Birgit) named me in the fall of 2020. I recently turned 6 years old and am an L2H1 Renault Trafic in a vibrant, life-affirming green color. I'm here…
How to Find a Career That Involves Sustainability and Travel

How to Find a Career That Involves Sustainability and Travel

There are a lot of considerations that go into finding and establishing the right career. Often this is about identifying what job meets your highest personal and values-led priorities in life. You may be one of the increasing numbers of people…
The Mental Health Benefits of Backpacking

The Mental Health Benefits of Backpacking

As we transition to a post-COVID world, mental health issues are running rampant. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. have some type of anxiety. Depression, excessive stress, and loneliness are other common problems.  Needless to say, people…
How to Stay Cool During Summer Backpacking Adventures

How to Stay Cool During Summer Backpacking Adventures

The summer is upon us, which means fun in the sun and amazing hiking and backpacking adventures across gorgeous landscapes. While we love to enjoy the warmer months, caution is of absolute importance. Currently, heat waves are occurring across…

Budget Tips

How to Work in Exchange for Free Accommodation in the USA

How to Work in Exchange for Free Accommodation in the USA

Have you always wanted to visit the USA but don’t have the budget? Not to worry, as there are plenty of opportunities across North America where you can work in exchange for free accommodation in the USA.  Depending on which state you…
How to Work in Exchange for Free Accommodation in the UK

How to get Free Accommodation in Exchange for Work in the UK

If you have hopes of travelling to the United Kingdom, but are worried about accommodation costs, you may want to consider applying for jobs that offer free accommodation in exchange for work in the UK.  There are plenty of organisations…
Earn money while traveling by teaching English abroad

Teaching English Abroad - Get Paid to Travel the World

Have you always wanted to travel abroad but can’t seem to find the means to do so? Do you often imagine yourself hiking in Peru, visiting the Great Wall of China, or sunbathing on the beautiful beaches in Southern France? Maybe you are a recent…
Free Things to Do in Kauai

Free Things to Do in Kauai

Kauai is a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoors enthusiasts. From the moment you fly over the island, you’ll see why Kauai is called the Garden Isle. As the greenest of all the Hawaiian islands, it's popular with visitors who…
6 Ways To Travel On A Budget

6 Ways To Travel On A Budget

Going on a traveling adventure may sound like a dream come true, but your bank account may disagree with you. Luckily, there are ways to have an awesome travel adventure whilst on a budget. With a little creativity, some compromise and planning,…
Best Countries for Budget Travel

Top 10 Countries for Budget Travel - Backpacking in 2021

With 2021 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 countries for backpacking travel. The thing is, especially if you've been aching to…
Travel Argentina on a Budget

How to Travel in Argentina on a Budget

We love the South American country of Argentina. A few years ago, Argentina was not considered a cheap place to travel, especially compared to some other affordable countries in South America. However, the economic situation had made the country…
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Ultimate Airbnb Hosting Checklist

Listing your place on Airbnb can be a great way to make extra income when you are out of town. Over time, we have perfected our system for hosting on Airbnb. This Airbnb hosting checklist is catered to people who are renting out their permanent…

Off the Beaten Path

Take to the trails in Kyambura Gorge in Western Uganda

The Best Hiking Places in Uganda

When traveling in Uganda, there is a myriad of options when deciding how to spend your weekend, vacation, honeymoon, or holiday. One activity that will allow you to stay fit while experiencing the beautiful landscape of Uganda is hiking. The…
Magnolia Trees on the US Capitol Grounds

The Most Beautiful Public Gardens in Washington, DC

While most visitors to Washington, DC typically come to visit the national monuments, Smithsonian museums and the White House, they are missing a hidden gem. The most beautiful gardens in Washington, DC are often free to visit and present endless…
Guide to Backcountry Backpacking Safety

Safety Tips when Backpacking in the Backcountry

If hiking through the wilderness is at the top of your bucket list, you’re not alone. The beautiful scenery, epic trails, and campsites, and experiences of a lifetime make backcountry backpacking a major goal for any outdoor enthusiast.  But,…
Hidden Gems in Manchester

Top 5 Hidden Gems in Manchester Off the Beaten Path

Are you planning a trip to Manchester? The northern city of Manchester boasts a wide range of attractions to explore. However, if you are looking for a unique experience, you should take a look at these top 5 hidden gems in Manchester, which…
Visit the walled city of Chester in the UK

The Top 3 Most Historical Cities in the UK

The UK is known for its fascinating historical sites, which can be found across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. If you are planning a trip to the UK, you should definitely consider adding some of the UK's most historical cities to your…
Top 5 Best Things To Do In Denali National Park

Top 5 Best Things To Do In Denali National Park

A visit to Denali National Park has the potential to be one of the most memorable adventures you will ever experience. The vast national park located in interior Alaska offers some breathtaking views, including spectacular sights like Mt. McKinley…
Beara Peninsula countryside on the Beara Way

The Best Long Distance Hikes in Ireland

Are you planning a trip to Ireland in the near future? If so, you should consider adding one of the many long distance hikes in Ireland to your bucket list.  The best time to hike in Ireland is between May and October as temperatures are…
The Florida Keys - a natural wonder

Four Natural Wonders of Florida

As a vacation destination, Florida is unmatched. From the picturesque barrier islands of the Panhandle to the stunning Atlantic beaches around Fort Lauderdale and the gorgeous Gulf Coast, there are plenty of famous places that draw people to…
Swim in the stunning Ik Kil Cenote - a day trip from Tulum

10 of the Best Day Trips from Tulum

Anyone who’s into world travel will be familiar with Tulum. This jungle coastline on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula has become a recent hotspot, with its stunning Cenotes and boutique beach hotels featuring prominently all over social media.…