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A Japanese company is selling people-sized backpacks

Are you the kind of traveller that needs to take everything they own with them wherever they go? This might...

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You could buy this nudist park in New Zealand

If you’re in search of a truly unique Christmas present for a traveller friend, you probably can’t do much better...

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Australia becomes the first country in the world to recognise orphanage tourism as modern slavery

Australia has just become the first country in the world to officially recognise orphanage trafficking as a type of modern-day...

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The Ultimate Christmas Travel Gift Guide

Whether they’re currently on the road or taking some time at home to plan their next adventure, it can be...

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Bionic legs could help you ski for longer

Are you a hardcore skier who refuses to leave the slopes until your legs are too tired to keep you...

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10 Things to Do in Johannesburg That Prove It’s Becoming South Africa’s Best City

For travellers heading to South Africa, the obvious backpacking route tends to include sightseeing in Cape Town and wine tasting...

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Japan is giving away 8 million empty houses

Have you ever fancied owning a house in Japan? This could be your chance to get one for free. The...

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Why Pai is Secretly the Best Place in Thailand

Think of Thailand. You’ll likely conjure up images of tropical islands, beach huts, full-moon parties, temples, and the chaos of...

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How to Be a Responsible Social Media Traveller

In recent years, a number of influential backpackers have found themselves in hot water over photos or videos posted to...

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How to Volunteer on a Private Tropical Island

More travellers than ever are pursuing sustainable tourism, and voluntourism is proving the most popular choice with young travellers. The...

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Bleuch! Sweden opens Disgusting Food Museum

One of the joys of travel is trying new foods and experiencing new tastes. But even the bravest backpackers might...

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The Ultimate Guide to Uluru and Everything Nearby

Sitting at the heart of Australia’s breathtaking outback, Uluru (formerly known as Ayer’s Rock) is a truly unforgettable sight, a...

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How to Spend 72 Hours in Alice Springs, Australia

There is nowhere else in the world like Central Australia. Its sweeping desert landscapes dotted with opportunities for adventure, cast...

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How to Spend 72 Hours in Darwin, Australia

Darwin, the capital city of Australia’s epic Northern Territory, enjoys an adoring reputation with backpackers, and for good reason. The...

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BrewDog is launching the world’s first beer airline

Craft beer brewer BrewDog has revealed that it will launch the world’s first ever craft beer airline next year. The...

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Why Hogmanay in Edinburgh is the Best Way to Celebrate New Year’s

You don’t need to travel far to enjoy the biggest and best New Year’s Eve party in the world. Hogmanay...

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The Best Indigenous Cultural Sites in Australia’s Top End

Australia’s Northern Territory is one of the best places in the country to learn about and immerse yourself in Aboriginal...

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The Best Kept Secrets of the Northern Territory

If you’re heading to Australia’s Northern Territory, you’ve probably already planned to see the famous sights. Arriving in capital city...

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5 Reasons Why Kakadu National Park is the Best Place to Visit in Australia

There are plenty of reasons why Australia is one of the most popular gap year destinations in the world. There’s...

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Chinese city plans to launch an “artificial moon” to replace streetlights

The Chinese city of Chengdu is most famous for its pandas, but may soon become known for an altogether stranger...

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Fraser Island welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Queensland experienced a royal affair today when the world’s most noted newlyweds (and now the planet’s most popular mum-to-be!), the...

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Why the Southern Balkans Are Becoming Europe’s Best Place to Visit

The southern Balkans – Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo – is emerging from its troubled past to rebrand itself in its own...

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The 7 Best Things to Do in Queensland, Australia

Backpackers could spend an entire gap year debating which Aussie state is the greatest and never agree on an answer....

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The Best Swimming Spots on Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island is rightly famous for a lot of things: epic beaches, iconic wildlife (including the legendary Australian dogs, the...

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The new world’s longest flight has successfully completed its first journey

How would you feel about spending almost 19 hours straight on a flight? A group of 161 passengers have just...

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‘The Beach’ beach to close to public indefinitely

UPDATE 11/10/18/: Maya Bay will now remain closed to tourists indefinitely, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation...

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Would ‘no-selfie zones’ at dangerous tourist attractions save lives?

Researchers are calling for many tourist attractions to designate ‘no-selfie zones’ in order to prevent accidental deaths. Between October 2011...

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Broome, Western Australia

As remote cities go, you can’t do much better than Broome, Western Australia. Tucked away in the far northwest, it...

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The Big Interview: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the USA

Many travellers consider hitchhiking to be a dying art, a once-celebrated form of authentically experiencing a country – particularly the...

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Interview: Road Tripping the USA in a Home-made Buggy

Most travellers dream about an epic road trip USA adventure, but significantly fewer would consider building their own car to...

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This is How You Can Earn Your Degree Abroad

You’ve heard of study abroad. And you’ve heard of earning a college degree. But did you know you can study...

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Bali considers new rules to crack down on tourists behaving badly

Bali believes the quality of its tourists is declining – and may introduce tough new rules to clamp down on...

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering Abroad

You’ve saved some money and chosen your volunteering placement. Now the real planning begins! Making sure you’re properly prepared can...

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Why International Internships Are the Best Way to Travel

Many young travellers are returning from their backpacking adventures to be faced with a job market more fiercely competitive than...

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Young people who study abroad could earn £75,000 more

People who study abroad may end up earning 5% more when they begin their careers than people who stay at...

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101 of the Most Incredible Things to Do in the USA

USA! USA! USA! There are few more iconic destinations on the planet than The United States of America. We’ve grown...

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Backpackers left stranded on island after inflatable mattress boat bursts

It probably seemed like an ingenious way of saving some dollars on transport, but a plan to reach an Australian...

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The Top 7 Things to Do in Victoria, Australia

There are so many things to do in Victoria, Australia that many visitors down under argue it’s the best state...

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This New Zealand town wants to ban cats

One town in New Zealand is really hoping cats don’t actually have nine lives. Environment Southland, the regional council for...

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One in every 50 travellers finds romance on a flight, survey finds

While most of us are hoping our neighbours on a flight will leave us alone and have good personal hygiene,...

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