We were in Lisbon the other day and, over dinner and drinks with my sister, we ended youtubing music videos from “the good ‘ol times”. Everyone got to share their favorites and, of course, we ended up listening to bands I used to love. Songwriters like Alanis Morisette, Anouk or … 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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More than two years ago, we started Backpack ME to share with you details from our travels around the world. Ultimately, we wanted to inspire you to live your own adventures. We have shared stories from far-away places, eye-catching videos and practical tips. Maybe we have introduce you to new … more »
READ PART 1/2 HERE Following Around the World in 80 Dishes part 1/2, we’re happy to bring you the second and final part of these series, featuring some of the most representative dishes from different regions around the world. Reading the comments left on the first part of … more »
This post is about more than just foodporn! We have invited 80 travel and food bloggers from across the globe, to share a quick intro of a representative dish from their country of origin or a place they have visited. More than drooling looking at the appetizing pictures, we are … more »
Following the smelly 2013 Piggy Awards, it is now time to give the lime light to those places, people and instances that have made our travels during 2013 even more memorable. We are happy to introduce the 2013 Backpack ME Awards! Best Hotel Stay This year we have enjoyed … more »
Every year, we celebrate the best and worst moments lived during our travels. Last year, we published the 2012 Backpack ME Awards, raving about the best places we had the privilege to enjoy, and the 2012 Piggy Awards highlighting the opposite, that is, the low moments. This year, we start … more »
Someone once said: “you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!” We couldn’t agree more and that is why we make sure to enjoy our days to the fullest, wherever we are in the world. Here are, in no particular order, our top travel … more »
Apart from sharing moments from our travels right here on Backpack ME, we love being able to do so too in real-time via our social media profiles. When it comes to photos, Instagram has been a great tool to share photos of what we are doing on a given moment … more »
Following the tradition we started last year when we published the 12 Most Popular Posts of 2012, the end of this year calls for a recap of what’s been happening here on Backpack ME. If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane or you’re new around here and … more »
Today it’s our 2nd travel anniversary: 2 years ago today, we were leaving Dubai to travel the world. We were basically saying good-bye to life as we knew it. Much has happened every since. You can read last year’s post about our 1st year traveling. This second year has been … more »