Backpacking Sri Lanka: The Best 4 Cities to Visit

Sri Lanka is never a country we imagined ourselves visiting, but somehow we found ourselves making plans to go to a place we knew nothing about. When we got there we found a beautiful country that truly caters to backpackers and tourists. From street food to beautiful temples to daily hiking trails, we were blown away by what the country had to offer us. 

If you’re keen to visit and backpack Sri Lanka but have no idea where to begin planning, we’ve got you covered. There is a designated backpackers loop in Sri Lanka between the months of November and April. When you follow it, you’re guaranteed to see familiar faces throughout the country; you might even end up travelling with them!. Some people do the loop backwards for the novelty, but we would recommend taking the regular route so that you’ll get all the hiking and traveling out of the way and end with a couple of relaxing beach days.

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Top Backpacking Destinations in Southeast Asia

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

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5 Ways to Make Money while Backpacking

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.
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Are Hostels Safe to Stay In?

I still remember the first time the possibility of staying in a hostel came up when I was studying abroad. I’m going to be honest – I was pretty nervous. However, my roommate wasn’t even phased by it. “It’s cheap, it’s fun, we’ll be fine,” she said. I laughed to myself and thought yeah of course, sharing a bedroom with 8 other people sounds like a blast.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng is essentially the ultimate tourist trap in Laos.  Expats and backpackers are lured by the infamous idea of floating down a river in a tube, bringing only a bottle of whiskey as their companion to accompany them until they reach the first bar along the Mekong River.  Read More

Jetset Around South America on a Backpacker’s Budget

South America is the newest destination for backpackers who want a different experience than the traditional European route. With some of the best natural wonders and authentic cultures in the world, you’ll want to experience this up-and-coming continent firsthand. One of the biggest perks of traveling to South America is that it’s affordable! Check out our itinerary for a cheap way to explore Peru and Colombia on a backpacker’s budget, plus save an extra $30 off intra-Latin flights. Read More