Whether it’s a quick weekend trip to a new city in the US, or an international excursion, we’ve noticed an increase in students who have acted upon their feelings of wanderlust. If you’re ready to answer the sweet siren song of travel but are concerned about your budget, consider backpacking Southeast Asia. How long and where you go is up to you. Some people try a quick two week trek while others opt for a slower four month adventure. Either way, Southeast Asia has exactly what you’re looking for. As backpacking has grown in popularity, many countries in Southeast Asia have responded to the rising demand of tourism. We spent about three months traveling throughout Southeast Asia and were able to make it to six countries. The amount of activities to do paired with the affordability makes Southeast Asia a top backpacker destination. Read More
Backpacking around the world is one of the most exciting things you can do. At the same time, there’s a practical limitation: How do you fund your travels?
You can surely stockpile enough money before heading out on your grand adventure, but that’s not the only way. Many people pay for their trips by working while traveling, and you can do the same. Want to see how to make money while backpacking? Here are five great options to look into.
You may remember that Denae was the winner of our Snap Gap contest. Today is the day she head’s out on her 90 day, 10 country adventure to 4 continents. So, we asked, “how do you fit 90 days of your life around the world into something you can carry?” Here’s your how to, how to pack for a Gap Year. Read More
Island hopping in Thailand has always been a dream of mine. It wasn’t long after arriving in Bangkok, Thailand (see my other recent post on how to see Bangkok on a budget) that I booked my flights to Phuket and planned my week accordingly to hit them all: Phuket, Krabi, Ko Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Read More
Some major cities are impossible to tackle when on a tight budget. Between the cost of transportation, accommodation and, most importantly, food, you might find yourself having to cut certain ventures short due to a lack of funding. I am here to tell you that Bangkok, Thailand is not like most major cities. You can experience Bangkok on a budget – and this is how to do it. Read More
If you follow this blog regularly, then by now you know that I’ve developed quite a series on backpacking over the last several weeks – from where you should go to how to backpack like a boss on a college budget to backpacking like a local and fitting in wherever you go. So now we move to a topic that’s not quite as fun, but very practical to discuss as we continue exploring the topic of backpacking.
I’ve always been one to adapt quickly to my surroundings. This is a fitting ability for an avid traveler, since you may experience a new city of different vibes each day while on the go. However, there’s so much to know about a fresh destination and a fascinating culture to soak up, that I wanted to let you in on some personal travel hacks I discovered while trying to adapt and look as little like a tourist as possible while traveling! Here are some tips to fit in wherever you go and backpack like a local.
So you’re traveling somewhere new. How do you get around? Where’s the best place to get fried dumplings? Why does everyone take a nap at 3:00 pm? We’ve got the best travel guides to help answer all of these questions, and help you navigate your next adventure.