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Ultralight Backpacking Tips For Beginners

“Be prepared.” It’s the well-known scout motto. If you’re packing for your first ever backpacking trip you may be tempted to be prepared for all occasions, filling your backpack-pockets with matches, first aid kits, 20 sets of underwear… But when you hit the road (or the trail), you will soon get fed up of lugging that over-stuffed backpack around! There are many ways to save space and weight in your luggage, by being clever and resourceful. Why break your back carrying the kitchen sink around?

A Weekend in Scotland's Bonny Capital: Edinburgh

Three Bonny Edinburgh Itineraries – 1 to 3 Days in the Scottish Capital

Edinburgh’s bonny capital is full of charm. From the extinct volcano of Holyrood Park to the cannons at Edinburgh Castle and the many busking bagpipers, it’s the perfect destination for a city break with a difference. So how should you spend your weekend in the city? Tick tock, the clock is ticking…

Travel Europe on the Cheap – 30 Budget Travel Tips!

Taking a trip to a luxury European destination like Antibes, the Alps or Greek Isles is always a good idea, right? Too bad your wallet doesn’t always agree (especially in January!). Worry not – 2018 can still be your year of great travel, because we’ve got practical tips to help you experience Europe’s luxury destinations, even on a backpacker’s budget.

Trolltunga, Norway

Hiking to Trolltunga Rock, Norway

Trolltunga is one of the world’s most photographed rocks and frequented hikes and for good reason. There is no denying that the rock is impressive with views to jaw drop and silence even the most vocal hikers. Europe Backpacker ambassador Rachel Pope dons her walking boots and takes to the trail…

Zurich

Zürich, The Most Expensive City in Europe – 10 Reasons to Visit Anyway!

Fondue, chocolate and a renowned financial banking district. Those are main things that come to mind when foreigners think of Switzerland and it’s largest city, Zürich. It’s not often a top travel destination like so many other places in Europe and rarely mentioned in the backpacking circuit… but here are 10 reasons why Zürich should make your travel list from adventurer and author, John Early.

Urbex – Exploring Abandoned Buildings in Porto, Portugal

We stand on the decaying balcony, our feet perched carefully on two beams of wood, staring out over the historic city of Porto, Portugal. Broken bits of furniture, old mattresses and god knows what else lies on the floor around us…

Generator Rome

Review of Generator Hostel – Rome, Italy

Describing themselves as ‘design-led’ hostels, Generator has become a well-known face on the backpacker hostel scene. Just a short cobbled walk from Rome’s Colosseum, their latest opening is Generator Rome. Spread out over a whopping seven stories and with 75 unique bedrooms, this funky hostel certainly feels more like a stylish hotel than a hostel and will fill your Italian trip with style. 

Tallinn Estonia

Top 10 Things to do in Tallinn, Estonia

Eastern Europe is becoming trendier by the day… with a buzzing art scene, heaps of culture, delicious national dishes and architecture a plenty, where should you start? Here are our top 10 things to do in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn.

The Oslo Pass – Exploring Norway’s Capital in 24 Hours

Oslo is a historical mecca with remnants of Norwegian culture at every street corner. It can be overwhelming trying to see it all particularly if you have only a brief affair with this rich and happening city. We decided to tackle the city in just 24 hours using the Oslo Pass. Prepare to put on your running shoes for an active day of exploring Oslo…

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