Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Europe

Don’t Get Carried Away… Top 5 Tips for Ultralight Backpacking

Don’t Get Carried Away… Top 5 Tips for Ultralight Backpacking

“Be prepared.” It’s the well-known scout motto. If you’re packing for your first ever backpacking trip you may be tempted to be prepared for all occasions, filling your backpack-pockets with matches, first aid kits, 20 sets of underwear… But when you hit the road (or the trail), you will soon get fed up of lugging that over-stuffed backpack around! There are many ways to save space and weight in your luggage, by being clever and resourceful. Why break your back carrying the kitchen sink around?

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The Most Romantic Cities in Europe

The Most Romantic Cities in Europe

Planning a romantic city break? Whether it’s for your partner’s birthday, or you want to surprise them with a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day, Europe has the perfect loved-up city for you. Each of these destinations is unique in its own way, but they all have one thing in common – love is in the air.

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There’s More to Romania than Count Dracula…

There’s More to Romania than Count Dracula…

Whenever someone mentions Romania, we’re pretty sure that you will start thinking about Bram Stoker’s tale of Count Dracula, an immortal blood sucking warlord who instilled fear in the hearts of the Transylvanians. Surprisingly, The Dracula’s Castle is one of the top attractions in the country but that isn’t all that Romania has to offer!

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Top 10 Reasons Why Zürich is a Perfect European City

Top 10 Reasons Why Zürich is a Perfect European City

Fondue, chocolate and a renowned financial banking district. Those are main things that come to mind when foreigners think of Switzerland and it’s largest city, Zürich. It’s not often a top travel destination like so many other places in Europe and rarely mentioned in the backpacking circuit… but here are 10 reasons why Zürich should make your travel list from adventurer and author, John Early.

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First Time Travelling Solo as a Female? Where to Start and How to Travel Europe Safely

First Time Travelling Solo as a Female? Where to Start and How to Travel Europe Safely

As a female, when you tell people that you are planning a solo travelling trip, people often look shocked. Why on earth would you want to explore a foreign land alone? We discover why travelling solo is often the best way, how to stay safe on the road and which are the friendliest cities in Europe…

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Life On The Road: How a Serious Case of Wanderlust Changed A Life…

Life On The Road: How a Serious Case of Wanderlust Changed A Life…

We interview travel blogger and founder of Travel To Be Alive, Jessica, and find out how a serious case of wanderlust forced her to pack her bags and head for the road…

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Life On The Road: How the Modern Nomad travelled his way from Backpacker to Author

Life On The Road: How the Modern Nomad travelled his way from Backpacker to Author

Introducing John Early, a.k.a. The Modern Nomad! From backpacker to published author, we find out how John’s life was turned upside down (and back again) by the wonderful world of travel…

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Our Top 10 Things to do on the idyllic Islands of Malta and Gozo!

Our Top 10 Things to do on the idyllic Islands of Malta and Gozo!

Long days of warm sunshine, picture-perfect landscapes everywhere you look and some of the friendliest people on Earth… If you love adventure that is seeped in history and great sights, then you have to take a trip to the islands of Malta and Gozo!

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Exploring the lush hills, sleepy towns and rich history of the Lake District: Keswick

Exploring the lush hills, sleepy towns and rich history of the Lake District: Keswick

Located in the far north of England lies a small historical town called Keswick that is part of the beautiful, lush green Lake District.

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The Top 10 Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia

The Top 10 Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia

Eastern Europe is becoming trendier by the day… with a buzzing art scene, heaps of culture, delicious national dishes and architecture a plenty, where should you start? Here are our top 10 things to do in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn.

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