When you travel to new places with no specific expectations, you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised. That’s what’s happening to me right now in Cambodia. We decided to travel around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and, by default, I know more about the history, culture and people of both the … more »
WOAH! 2 years on the road today!
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 »
Your Hostel SUCKS!
I am annoyed. I am annoyed at the fact that, every now and then I pay to stay in hostels that do not deserve my money. Hostels that run like cold businesses without understanding that travelers, the people that go there to stay, deserve better. It’s 2013! And no matter … more »
Ditch your travel guidebook NOW: here are some free alternatives!
We often receive messages from readers on Backpack ME and those following us on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Apart from the usual question “How can I get money to travel?”, the second most common thing people tend to ask us is how we prepare for our travels. That is, from … more »
Travel to my Country 4/4: Europe
We have dedicated the latest posts on Backpack ME to vicarious travels: we invited a series of travel and expat bloggers to take us on a virtual trip to their countries. After passing by The Americas, dipping ourselves into the Caribbean, exploring the ancient treasures of Africa & The Middle … more »
Travel to my Country 2/4: Africa & The Middle-East
Following the collaborative article exploring different places around Asia and Australia, we now present you travel suggestions within Africa and The Middle East. Some of the countries might not sound like the most popular or obvious destinations for a trip, but that is exactly what this post is all about … more »
Travel to my Country 1/4: Asia & Australia
One of the great things about following travel blogs is that we get to read about destinations and experiences around the world from a personal perspective. It’s no secret that, a lot of travel writers that work in major publications, have sometimes written about places that they’ve never even been to! This results … more »
Exploring San Francisco’s Hostels with Hostelbookers: USA Hostels
As our tour of San Francisco’s best hostels continued with Hostelbookers.com, we went on to experience USA Hostels. We had stayed at USA Hostels Hollywood before, so we knew good things were coming our way. As we entered USA Hostels, a sticker reading “Hostelbookers loves it here. So will you!” … more »
Exploring San Francisco’s Hostels with Hostelbookers: HI Hostel Downtown
During our days in the Bay Area’s king city, San Francisco, we were lucky enough to team up with Hostelbookers.com to explore the local hostels’ scene. Every since we started traveling, we’ve been using Hostelbookers.com as a reliable source of not only hostels, but other budget properties around the world. … more »
Tequila Suicide in Busan, South Korea
I’m sure Busan is a fine city, it’s just that during my 5 days there I just didn’t see enough of it. I was couch surfing with Jamie in Busan. We used to stay out all night and sleep the whole day. Most of my Busan memories center around going … more »