When a year comes to an end, it’s rather common for people to do a balance of whatever happened during the previous 12 months. For us, as a blog, that retrospective comes in the shape of looking at what travel articles which we wrote resonated the most with you guys … more »
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We started traveling 6 years ago and we have been to over 50 countries – here’s a post with one carefully selected photo from each country we’ve been to. What initially was a year off to travel around Latin America became a lifestyle. Now, we work and travel at the same time, no matter where in the world we are. People who work location independently using a computer are called digital nomads these days. Read this article where Ashray explains how he became a digital nomad, the hardships involved, but also the rewards that come with it!
Travel is not just about moving geographically. We have come to love our way of life, especially because we now understand how, in a way, travel can make you younger! And no, we’re not talking about some miraculous elixir of youth. But simply about the fact that travel and being surrounded by new things give you the perception that your days are longer. Change of place and mindfulness come hand in hand for us. Have you ever thought of travel as a form of meditation? Here’s what we think about that…
Even though a life of constant travel might sound amazing at first (and, of course, it sure is for the most part!) it doesn’t mean that there aren’t downsides to it. We don’t like to write exclusively about the highs of travel and rose tint our experiences. We don’t think it’d be fair to showcase this lifestyle in such an unrealistic way. That’s why we have also written about the hard things of long-term travel.
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The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis are an absolutely stunning phenomenon. It’s a natural light show that takes place about 100km high in the atmosphere over the northern regions of our planet. There’s also the Aurora Australis which happens over Antarctica but as that continent is big … more »
They say books can take you anywhere. That reading is a great way to visit far away places, without having to move an inch. I agree. Words combined with an open mind, can really take you away. But what if you want to take that literature induced wanderlust to the … more »
This is the type of festival that makes a trip to the other side of the world worth it! Very hyped up but, in my opinion, totally living to the hype, Yee Peng & Loi Kratong present a Chiang Mai even more exciting than in the rest of the year. … more »
We are travel bloggers but, before that, we are travelers. Researching new destinations, making travel plans and reading different publications in order to feed our wanderlust is something we’ve been interested in for a long while. There are many guides, magazines, books and even websites out there sharing practical information … more »
The differences between traveling solo and with friends (or as a couple) have been covered extensively in travel publications. Solo travelers tend to advocate that “being alone one tends to interact more with strangers”. While those who travel with someone else often think that “when you travel as a couple, … more »
Today, 10th of June, is PORTUGAL DAY. No, I haven’t declared it myself for the sake of this travel blog. It is an actual official holiday in Portugal, when both citizens in the country and those abroad (like yours truly!) remember everything that is awesome about our country. As I know some of … more »
Read part 1: 10 Traditional Dishes a Portuguese Grandma Would Feed You! After the success of 10 Traditional Dishes a Portuguese Grandma Would Feed You, I thought it’d be a good idea to dig in a little deeper on traditional Portuguese food. After all, we’re always hungry at Backpack … more »
We’ve rented cars around the world – Dubai, Oman, Brazil, Spain, etc. However, this time around – for our trip in the US, our car rental needed some serious research. Why, do you ask? Insurance Car rentals in the US become really complicated because of insurance requirements. Ordinarily, a … more »
Depending where in the world you come from, no travel guide will ever prepare you for the shock you might experience once you arrive in India. As I always say, once you’ve traveled around this extensive country (geographically and culturally speaking), you’re pretty much set to go around anywhere else … more »