One of the best things about travel is the literal movement that comes to dominate your life. There is always somewhere to be, some new glimmer on the horizon, and the freedom you’ve given yourself by deciding to take a year out means you can spread your wings and pretty much go wherever you please.
It’s tempting to think that once you’ve paid for your round the world ticket you can just tick transport off your list of things to do, but in reality those plane journeys are just the start. Once you’re in a country you’re going to need to figure out the best way to get around using its local transport, whether you want to travel the east coast of Australia, explore the city of Bangkok or make your way from one Indian state to another.
In this section we’ve got tons of advice on how to do just that, so have a browse through and pick up all our tips and advice on how to get around as a backpacker.
9,258km, 28 days, three countries, 10 time zones and five overnight stops. The Trans-Siberian Railway is an epic journey like no other.
You might think overlanding as part of a group goes against the rules of solo backpacking. Here's why you should consider revising that opinion.
Quick read: long haul flights can be a nightmare, so imagine taking the longest nonstop flight in the world. Here are the facts you need to know.
Getting the train in India can seem overwhelmingly complicated, but with this complete guide you'll soon be an expert at riding the rails.
Getting a sleeper train is a great way to travel across China, but there's a lot to learn before visiting. Here are some handy tips.
The Japan Rail Pass is brilliant: great value for money and makes getting around Japan by train easy and efficient. Read all about the pass here.
Most of us want to go travelling with our best friend, but it can put a strain on the friendship. Here's a guide to surviving an InterRailing adventure with your best friend.
Norway has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and one of the best ways to see it is by train. Let us take you on a journey into the Norwegian wilds.
InterRailing is an amazing way to travel around Europe, but the costs can eventually add up. Here are some expert tips on how to save money while InterRailing.
An InterRail pass can put all of Europe at your itchy backpacking fingertips. Here's a firsthand guide to the best European destinations to visit if you're a gapper short on time.