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Seven destinations where you can help out with wildlife conservation projects

Seven destinations where you can help out with wildlife conservation projects

Whether you’re an enthusiastic animal lover or simply keen to give back to Mother Nature while you’re off gallivanting around the globe, there are loads of wildlife conservation projects across the world ideal for backpackers. Travel is a passion and a priority for so many of us. However, while it’s opened up a world of…

The 12 best places to visit in Guatemala for lush landscapes and ancient ruins

The 12 best places to visit in Guatemala for lush landscapes and ancient ruins

Guatemala is a Central American backpacking gem, filled with mind-blowing nature, fascinating culture, amazing ancient ruins and some of the most beautiful small towns in the entire region. It may have been overshadowed by Mexico or Costa Rica in the past, but nowadays every adventurous traveller knows that this epic country needs to be on…

The world’s best train journeys for travel obsessives

The world’s best train journeys for travel obsessives

If you ask us, there aren’t many things cooler than travelling the world by train. Moving around slowly, minimising your carbon footprint and treasuring every experience along the way – whoever tried to tell us that trains were nerdy? Sometimes, the journey itself is just as impressive as the destination. Seriously! To prove our point…

Empowering stories from 9 kick-ass female hostel owners

Empowering stories from 9 kick-ass female hostel owners

Incredible women empower us to be our best selves every day. Not only world leaders and celebrities, but our mums, sisters, aunts, nans, friends… even that girl on the bottom bunk who’s been travelling the world solo for the last two years. Just existing in this patriarchal world makes us all heroes, and that’s before…

Dance till you drop: the best backpacker parties around the world

Dance till you drop: the best backpacker parties around the world

Some people collect passport stamps, others collect international hangovers. It’s pretty much a backpacker’s rite of passage to wake up with a sore head from the local spirit in every hostel you stumble back to. But some places have a vibe so infectious that you can’t help but crank the volume up to ‘night I’ll…

10 places to visit that empower women

10 places to visit that empower women

This International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate what the occasion is really about – recognising incredible women who have changed the course of history and were invisible for many years. Let’s support women in their projects and businesses, visit the spaces they’ve opened to discuss female issues and get together to celebrate everything we’ve…

Passports and page-turners: the best destinations for book lovers

Passports and page-turners: the best destinations for book lovers

Books are a backpacker’s best friend. How would we cope on those 30-hour bus journeys and mind-numbing airport stopovers without them? Sure, we see your smart phones, but what about flat batteries, rubbish connections and roaming charges – would our beloved books ever do this to us? Plus, every bookworm traveller knows that they’re best…

Honky tonks, hostels and rock and roll: the ultimate tour of the best music cities in the US

Honky tonks, hostels and rock and roll: the ultimate tour of the best music cities in the US

Are you the ultimate music All-Star and wanna get your game on? Maybe you’re a Material Girl who needs an experience rather than another shopping trip? It’s time to Shake It Off and Lose Yourself in the different types of music that these incredible cities have to offer! Grab your guitar, cowboy boots and that…

10 unusual travel date ideas for adventure-loving couples

10 unusual travel date ideas for adventure-loving couples

The most unique dates I’ve ever been on were the ones during the year my boyfriend and I were dating from opposite sides of the world. When we saw each other for the first time in months, it called for a special date – or five days’ worth! Lucky for us both, we got to…

Snow sports, schnitzel and strudel: 12 of the best things to do in Innsbruck

Snow sports, schnitzel and strudel: 12 of the best things to do in Innsbruck

Cradled by a ring of mountains in the valley of the Inn River, Innsbruck is an Austrian alpine city that mixes medieval charm with cutting edge architecture and miles of snowy ski resorts. You get all the energy of a big city blended with the beauty of a Baroque village. Six different ski slopes criss-cross…

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