Going Backpacking? The sooner you know this, the better…

  So you’re going backpacking? What an adventure! Preparing for my first RTW trip, there were a few things I wish I had known before I left, and they might not be what you expect… ‘Pack it Cubes’.  You need these in your backpack!! These are a luxury item but I know they are worth every penny! Living out of a backpack can take its toll; packing and unpacking every few days, messy hostels and long train rides!  It can be annoying when all you want to do is find a pair of socks and you have to unpack your whole bag…

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Backpacker Book Review: The Beach – Alex Garland

I finally got around to reading The Beach. I didn’t want to be one of ‘those people’ reading a dog eared copy on the beach in Thailand so I kept putting it off (- that’s just me being a travel snob!). And now I’ve finally read it, I can’t get it out of my head! The book is so much better than the film. I mean seriously better. I can’t stop thinking about it. You know when you finish a book and you look up and the whole world is just carrying on as normal. Yet somehow everything seems to…

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Why travel is like chasing the wind

I’ve been thinking alot about travel and how it’s like “chasing the wind”. We leave our homes in search of adventure. We seek the ultimate freedom – a life on the road.  We look for purpose and seek answers. We expect the world to change with us, we expect everything to be the same.  We loose and find ourselves in travel. It something you can’t quite explain and can’t quite grasp. Like chasing the wind. We demand travel to give us purpose and meaning. But what if our meaning and our purpose is to just do life together. To love each other, to…

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My Travel Bucket List

  I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list! I love traveling and the more places I visit the longer my bucket list becomes, I want revisit places and explore them even more! As a backpacking junkie, I think it is really important to have a travel bucket list. It acts as a map, a goal – everyone needs to know where they are going.  A bucket list also acts as a great souvenir and a long list of story prompts and adventure tales. When you are a backpacker on a budget, a bucket list helps prioritise new destinations…

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Travel quotes to give you itchy feet!

I love travel quotes. They inspire me, motive me and mostly of all, they bring back memories. Below are some of my favourite travel quotes to get you packing your backpack or booking that ticket.  If you are saving or planing for a big trip, its always a great idea to stick a travel quote on your mirror or wall. It is great motivation when you are working hundreds of hours and saving all your money! What’s your favourite travel quote? Can you add any to the list? #fromabackpack 1.  “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with…

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