A&Z in the Media

Ashray and Zara have been featured on TV, print and a variety of travel related websites. 

These are just some of the highlights.


“Travel Blog of the Month” by

Our go-to hostel booking website named us Travel Bloggers of the Month! travel blog of the month August 2013 travel blog of the month August 2013


TV appearance in “Portugueses pelo Mundo”

Portuguese national TV channel RTP visited Dubai to shoot an episode of “Portugueses pelo Mundo”, a documentary showcasing the lives of Portuguese expatriates around the world. Zara shows Portugal around town and introduces Ashray, talking about what it’s like to live in the Emirates!


Print: Visao Magazine

Why do we travel? That is the question we answered on an article for Portuguese Magazine Visão, on their travel related supplement Visão Viagens.

Backpack ME in Visao Viagens Magazine (Portugal)

Backpack ME in Visao Viagens Magazine (Portugal)


Backpack ME around the wwWEB



With international travel magazines & blogs:

- The Yoga Nomads: Meet Ashray & Zara of Backpack ME

- Nyah Magazine: Travel with Backpack ME!

- Discover Your Indonesia: Interview with Backpack ME’s A&Z, East meets West Blog

- Eat Your World: Q&A with Backpack ME Travel Bloggers

- RTL Go: In Conversation with Ashray and Zara



Content created for other travel publications:

- Blog: How to Avoid 7 Travel Scams Around the World

- Travel Blog: How to Do Dubai Without a Sheik’s Budget

- Migrationology: Portuguese Desserts, one sweet for each day of the week

- Our Oyster: Travel Budget in Dubai

- The PlanetD: Lisbon for Under 5 Euros

- Our Oyster: Travel Budget in Lisbon

- eTramping: Lisbon for Less Than $25 a Day

- A Cruising Couple: Sunday Snapshot: Holy Cows of India Roam Free

- Knok: Portugal: Eat Your Way Around Lisbon

- eTramping: 35 Coolest Hostels from Around the World (collaborative article)

- eTramping: 25 Unique Coffee Experiences Around the World (collaborative article)

- Ways of Wanderers: Sunday Snapshot: Happy Kids in Ethiopia

- Heart of a Vagabond: Around the World in 7 Greetings (collaborative article)

- Contributor of Travel Highlights for AFAR The Experimental Travel Guide

- Regular contributor of travel videos & photo essays for Travel Dudes


* Other Mentions *

Highlights, competitions & awards:

- Selected as “Wanderlust Blog of the Week” by Wanderlust Travel Magazine

- Our article FOOD PORN, A Year of Food Around the World was featured on the curated list of top travel blog articles #SeeTheWorld at The Cultureur

- Article about Backpack ME’s travel videos in Argentinian blog Espiritu Viajero: Una Pareja Inspiradora

- Received Liebster Award from blog Espiritu Viajero

- Article about A&Z’s love story in Portuguese website Casamento Indiano

- eDreams Blog selected one of our articles under their Top 10 Travel Related News in September 2013

- Feature on Red Mangrove Galapagos Travel Blog about our travels in the Galapagos Islands Galapagos Travel Story: Zara and Ashray, Full-time Travelers (Video)

- Some of our content was included in this article by Blog: 100 Most Romantic Places on Earth

- Video review of Chill Spa in Dubai, for Dubai’s leading video guide:

- Finalist and 2nd most voted entry on Intrepid Travel competition “I Am Intrepid” with “Travel Around the World with A&Z” video

Spanish website Meneame featured one of Zara’s posts about Dubai on their front page, receiving more than 13,000 views and beyond 100 comments in only one day (in Spanish): Meneame, Por que deje Dubai y no Volvere

- Suzy Gueze: 5 of our articles have been featured on Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of July 9th 2012, Week of May 21st 2012, Week of October 22nd 2012, Week of 1st July 2013 and Week of 23rd September 2013.

- Our content is regularly featured on ZITE App


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