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 »
To TRAVEL is to LIVE!
You know you were born to travel the world when the thought of being behind the wheel on an open road makes you heart pump faster. When the sound of a train in motion brings to mind all the amazing possibilities that arise when you’re not stationary in one given … more »
Get lost in HONG KONG!
If someone would ask me what my favorite thing to do in Hong Kong is, I’d probably reply “getting lost”. The city is HUGE, but the different districts and neighborhoods are really distinct amongst themselves. You can either find yourself on top of the hill at the fancy Mid-Levels, or … more »
Where should we travel to next?!
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 »
Traveling Europe with 1€ a day – Diogo tells us how!
Some people use lack of money as an excuse not to travel. Others, like Diogo, manage to travel around Europe with only 1€ a day. There’s two kinds of people in this world: those that love to talk and those that rather do – I prefer the latter and that’s … more »
A sunny day in Tonsay Bay
I’m posting photo of the day from Valenca do Minho, my hometown in Portugal. Right now it’s deep into the night, really humid and the temperature is close to 0°C. This means 2 things: the heater is pumping close to my legs and I am looking at photos from sunny days … more »
2013 Backpack ME Awards
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 »
Top 13 Travel Experiences of 2013
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 »
Backpack ME’s Most Popular Articles of 2013
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 »
Happy dog in Goa
As the weekend is around the corner, I thought I’d ask this happy dog in Goa, India, to help me out with Photo of the Day. Do you see how careless and joyful he looks? Maybe we should all try and take the weekend to relax, do something we like … more »