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Backpacking Checklist

What do you need to plan and sort out to go travelling around the world?

A traveller's guide as to when to start arranging things for your backpacking trip...

Departure Countdown

Travel Packing List

What To Take Backpacking Around The World.

A packing checklist of things to take and a guide on how much to pack, what you can leave at home, and how to live out of a backpack...

Packing For Backpackers

Top 10 Backpacking Tips

The best backpacking tips I have received or learnt whilst travelling around the world.

If you are to take any travel advice with you, this is it....


How To Choose A Travel Backpack

How to find the best backpack for travelling is difficult.

What litre size should you pick? Which brand is best?

Read our tips...


Planning Advice

Initial Backpacker Planning

How to plan a trip around the world. When and where to go? How much time and money? What route should I take?

Travel Planning

Travelling Alone Or With Others

Are you worried about travelling solo? What are the advantages and disadvantages of backpacking alone?

Travelling Alone

Should I Go Backpacking?

Will I enjoy it? Will I have a change of heart when I get there? How will travelling influence my career?

Go Backpacking

Travel Vaccinations & Health

What vaccinations do I need? How to stay healthy while backpacking? Advice on food safety. What to do if I become sick?

Travelling Vaccinations and Health

How To Save Money For Travelling

10 Steps To Fund Your Trip. Easily save enough money for your travels by following these money saving tips.

Ways To Fund And Save Money For Travelling

How Much Does Backpacking Cost?

Plan your trip around the world with our budget calculator for the most popular backpacking destinations.

Backpacking travel around the world budget
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    10 Backpacking Myths

    There are many misconceptions about backpacking, these are the top 10 myths I want to dispel...


    10 Types Of Backpackers

    You’ll meet a countless number of people on your travels, and you will surely meet some of these...

    Types of people you meet travelling

    15 Reasons To Go Travelling

    Here are 15 great ideas of things to do on your gap year and reasons to get going....

    Go travelling


    I'm Craig, 26 from England.

    About Backpacker Advice

    I had always wanted to go backpacking, but to be honest was quite apprehensive about it.

    Now that I've been and done it, I can tell you that backpacking is absolutley amazing and I have no idea what I was worried about. That's exactly why I set up this site, to allay any fears you may have and help inspire you to go travelling.

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    Must Visit Places In Australia

    The Red Centre. People often neglect going to Uluru because "its just a big rock", but it is so much more...


    Most Inspirational Travel Quotes

    The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page
    - St Augustine

    The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

    Backpacking Experiences

    Camping Under The Stars. It is a very surreal experience not seeing a roof over your head when you wake up....

    Stars, Outback Australia
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    Travel Preparation

    Before you go you will need to arrange Visas, Flights, Passports, Vaccinations, Insurance, Currency...

    Backpacking, preparing for departure

    Travelling On A Budget

    Backpacking, can you do it? What budget you are prepared to live on...

    Travel Budget

    Working Holiday Australia

    Work and travel in Australia. Experience a different lifestyle and culture for more than just a few weeks...

    WHV Australia

    Dealing With Culture Shock

    How to cope with culture shock abroad and deal with homesickness and loneliness while travelling...

    Dealing with culture shock and homesickness

    How To Meet People

    Tips on how to meet people when travelling alone. There is no need to find travel buddy before going...

    Meet People Backpacking

    Staying in Hostels While Travelling

    Hostels are a big fear for many people before going backpacking. What is it really like to live in hostels?

    Living In Hostels

    Travel Safety and Security Tips

    Is my destination safe? Tips for females travelling alone. How to avoid getting robbed? If I become a victim of crime?

    Safety and Security

    Flying Tricks and Airport Tips

    Top tips for when you get to the airport, and tricks to make your flight go smoother...


    Find The World's Best Festivals

    Help find the world's best & craziest festivals before your setting off on your travels...


    Documenting Your Journey

    Your trip will almost certainly be the best thing you will ever do, therefore it is important to remember it...

    Travel Journal

    15 Money Saving Tips

    These 15 tips will help you save money while travelling, helping you to prolong your backpacking trip...

    Travel Money

    When You Get There

    How to get around and find accomodation and food? Where to wash your clothes? How to staying in touch with home?

    Backpacking, When You Arrive
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