Travel Ideas Articles
The Top 5 Maya Sites in Belize You Shouldn’t Miss
One of the most amazing things about a visit to Belize exploring the ruins of the ancient Maya civilisation left behind in the country’s jungles.
The Top 5 Water Activities on the Gold Coast
It’s probably not much of a surprise that somewhere called the Gold Coast is one of the best places in…
5 Unmissable Wildlife Experiences in Belize
Belize has long been an up-and-coming backpacking destination, and this is in large part due to its incredible abundance of wildlife volunteering projects.
101 of the Most Incredible Things You Can See and Do in Australia
From hooning around Fraser Island in a 4×4 to playing the digeridoo to swimming under beautiful waterfalls, this is the ultimate Aussie bucket list!
A Backpacker’s Guide to Darwin, Australia
Darwin is one of Australia’s best cities for backpackers, so we’ve put together a complete guide to everything you need to enjoy it.
Top 5 Things to do in Darwin, Australia
Darwin and Australia’s Top End is home to some of the country’s most incredible natural wonders and some of the best things to do.
How to See Paris on a Backpacker Budget
Paris is a beautiful, unmissable city, but it can also be expensive. We’ve put together some advice to seeing Paris on even the tightest budget.
7 Great Places to Ski Outside Europe
When you go skiing it’s probably in one of the familiar European destinations. Why not be adventurous and go a little further afield?
The Top 10 Instagram Spots in Canada
Canada has natural beauty and diversity that’s hard to beat. If you want the best photos for your Instagram feed, here’s where you need to go.
A Month in New Zealand: Ultimate Itinerary
A month in New Zealand requires expert planning to make sure you miss nothing. We’ve put together a guide to seeing all New Zealand’s best places.
The Top 9 Things to Do in Goa, India
Goa is India’s little slice of paradise, and increasingly popular destination for backpackers. Here are the things you shouldn’t miss while you’re there.
A Backpacker’s Guide to Montenegro
Montenegro often gets overlooked on a European trip thanks to its more famous neighbours, but we think that’s a real mistake. Here’s why.
7 Popular Destinations for Solo Travellers
Once you’ve summoned the courage to take a solo trip, you need to decide where to go! Here are some great solo backpacking destinations.
A Broke Backpacker’s Guide to Budapest
Budapest is a cheap city for any traveller, but that can make it easy to get carried away. Here’s how to see it while saving as much as possible.
9 Reasons to Visit Morro de Sao Paulo
There’s so much in Brazil to explore that you’ll always feel like you’ve missed something. One place you shouldn’t miss is Morro De Sao Paulo.
The Top 7 Things to Do in Jerusalem
You don’t have to be religious to enjoy Jerusalem. This amazing, historical city has plenty to offer a backpacker in search of a good time.
A Green Guide to Visiting Berlin
Berlin is the greenest city in Europe, with incredible green spaces and environmentally friendly infrastructure. Here’s how to plan a green visit.
Tradition or Dirty Novelty? A Visit to South Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival
South Korea’s Boryeong Mud Festival is a riot of muddy mess and mayhem. But is it as traditionally Korean as it claims to be?
The Top 8 Things to See in Cambodia on Your Gap Year
Cambodia is home to temples, rain forest, beaches, delicious food and so much more. No wonder it’s a must-visit! Here the things you shouldn’t miss.
5 Things to Do in Delhi When You Land
Arriving in India can be an overwhelming experience, so we’ve put together a guide to things to do in Delhi to help you get your bearings.
7 Gap Year Trips Where It Just Feels Right to Have a Few Drinks
There are some trips where getting drunk just feels right. Sometimes drinking just can’t be avoided, or it’s just plain necessary.
New Zealand: 5 Places You Should Include in Your North Island Itinerary
When you start researching New Zealand, you often find plenty of hype about South Island but not so much North Island. Let’s fix that!
8 Ways to Have an Adventure in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is known for its charming colonial towns and all-night parties, but it’s also the home of incredible outdoor adventure activities.
5 Things to Do in Auckland When You Land
There are so many things to do in Auckland, but after that long flight you need to prioritise. Here’s our guide to Auckland when you’ve just arrived.
The Highs & Lows of Highpointing the USA
Highpointing in the USA means climbing to the highest point of every state. Here’s what it’s like to take on such an epic adventure.
7 Things in Chile You Definitely Can’t Miss
Chile is home to so many incredible landscapes that are packed with things to do. We’ve chosen seven Chile activities that you shouldn’t miss.
Where to Go in Malaysia on Your Gap Year
Malaysia isn’t as popular with gap year travellers as its South East Asian neighbours, despite the incredible things it has to offer backpackers.
Top 7 Spots for Super Geeky Travellers
If you’re a sci-fi fan/a bit of a super geek then why not plan your gap year around legendary nerdy destinations? Here are our top nerdy travel spots.
8 Things You Have to Do in Chengdu
You probably know Chengdu, China as the home of pandas, but there’s so much more to do. Here’s our guide to must-see stuff in Chengdu.
10 Amazing Cities to Live in on a Gap Year
Many backpackers choose to base themselves in one city for at least a month, and we’ve rounded up 10 of the best options in the world.
7 Unmissable Spots in the Philippines
In among the 7,000 islands and four seas that make up the Philippines, there are a hundreds of places you should visit. We’ve picked seven.
7 Islands in Indonesia Way Better Than Bali
If you’re planning a trip to Indonesia, you’re probably going to Bali. But with over 17,000 islands, there’s bound to be a few places that are better.
How to Visit Porto in Two Days Flat
Can you visit Porto in just two days? We think you can, and this city guide to things to do in Porto will prove it without any doubt. Get going!
The Top 7 Most Incredible USA Road Trips
A road trip in the USA is just about one of the coolest things you can ever do, so we’ve put together the best routes you can take on four wheels.
5 Things to Do When You Land in Sydney
As your first stop in Australia, Sydney can seem pretty hectic when you first land. Here are the things you should do first to settle in for a great time.
How to Make the Most of Nightlife in Dubai
Dubai is a common stopover destination when flying to SE Asia, and there’s plenty there to enjoy your night before moving on.
A Broke Backpacker’s Guide to Enjoying San Francisco
San Francisco is an amazing city, but potentially expensive for backpackers on a budget. Here’s how to see San Francisco on a shoestring.
The 5 Most Adventurous Things to Do in South Africa
South Africa is a famous destination for extreme activities and adventure seekers. Here are just a few things to get your adrenaline pumping.
Why Iceland is a Top Summer Destination
Many people only see Iceland as a winter destination (the clue’s in the name), but it’s just as magical if you visit in the warmer summer months.
5 Things to Do When You Land in Bangkok
Landing in Bangkok for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. So we’ve put together a quick list of everything you should do first.
14 Weird Things to Do in New Zealand
Backpackers love New Zealand for its amazing landscapes, extreme sports, and those landscapes again. But don’t forget all the weird things!
Why You Should Visit the Faroe Islands
You’re probably vaguely aware that the Faroe Islands exist, but a lot of travellers have no idea just how close they are to the UK.
Brazil Off the Beaten Track: Visiting Paraty and Ilha Grande
Many travellers visit Brazil’s big cities – Rio and Sao Paulo – and miss out on its less bustling, more beautiful spots like Paraty and Ilha Grande.
The Best Places You Can Visit in April
April is a brilliant time to travel. Spring has arrived, and whether it’s for a weekend or a longer trip, we have plenty of ideas for where to go.
The Top 10 Things to Do in Namibia
Namibia is a well-known destination for thrill seekers, but it’s also home to incredible wildlife, landscapes and African culture. Don’t miss out!
Can You Take a Gap Year at 17 Years Old?
Backpacking and gap year travel is considered something for those aged 18+ only. How hard is it to go travelling if you’re 17 years old?
The 5 Best Road Trips to Take This Summer
Every traveller dreams of hitting the open road, so we’ve put together a quick list of the best road trips in the world that you can take this summer.
Why Guangzhou is the Ultimate Stopover
Guangzhou is the third largest city in China, after Beijing and Shanghai, and makes for a great stopover destination when travelling with China Southern.
8 Places to Ski or Snowboard Without Snow
Skiing and snowboarding doesn’t always need snow. Take to these sandy or stony destinations and all you need is skis, sticks, and suntan lotion.
How to Do a Harry Potter Tour of London
If you’re still cross you never got the invite to Hogwarts, take matters into your own hands by doing a Harry Potter tour of London.
The 14 Craziest Food Festivals in the World
The world is full of crazy food festivals, whether you’re eating, throwing, or killing it. Here are the most bizarre we managed to find.
How to Use Disney Movies to Plan a Magical Gap Year
We all grew up watching Disney movies, dreaming of being transported to their incredible locations. Why not make it happen for real?
12 Amazing Places to Travel That All Your Friends Have Ignored
There are popular gap year destinations that everybody visits, and then there are the lesser known gems that offer truly unique experiences.
How to Visit Buenos Aires on a Budget
Buenos Aires in Argentina is known as an expensive destination, but if you’re savvy you can make the most of it on a backpacker budget. Here’s how.
Why a Trip to Africa is a Total Life-Changer
A trip to Africa offers the chance to see amazing animals and landscapes, sample new cuisines, meet people, and have an unforgettable adventure.
Make the Most of a Stopover in Lima, Peru
Most backpackers to Peru arrive in Lima, but quickly move on elsewhere without exploring. Here’s how to see Lima in even the shortest visit.
15 Most Incredible Experiences in Australia
No matter how long you’re in Australia, you need to make the most of it. That means doing as many of these ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences as possible.
How to Plan a Harry Potter Pilgrimage
It’s nearly 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published in the UK. Celebrate by planning a gap year Harry Potter pilgrimage.
A Complete Guide to Homestays in Cuba
Backpacker accommodation in Cuba is hard to come by. Homestays are readily available and a great way to discover this amazing country.