6 Reasons Why Travelling Will Ruin Your Life

Travelling is literally the worst. You spend hours traipsing through foreign countries looking at a load of old stuff, talking to strangers and eating weird, and occasionally unidentifiable, food. Who needs that? Why would anyone stuff all their worldly possessions into a backpack and spend months on end living in lumpy bunkbeds? Wouldn’t you much…

24 Hours in Copenhagen

When it comes to weekend breaks, Copenhagen, my friends, is the one. It’s easy to get to, big enough to keep you entertained for a day or two and small enough so that you won’t come home feeling like you’ve missed out on anything. So, when the grind of the 9-5 gets all too much…

Panama: The Beauty of Bocas del Toro

There are two types of people in this world. Those that type “tropical beach paradise” in to google images and scroll through the images sighing and resigning themselves to the fact that those places will never be more than just a picture on a screen, and then there are those that work out where those…

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Backpackers

2015 is officially done and dusted and in slides January with its tenuous promises of a better you. People are buying gym memberships, contacting old friends and relatives and juicing vegetables. You hear the same people moaning about the same problems year after year and you can feel your brain turn to actual slush inside…

Weekend Tripper: Part One

With the smell of mulled wine creeping into the air and Christmas lights making their appearance all over the city, it is safe to say that summer, or whatever poor excuse for a summer the British weather provided us with this year, is well and truly over. There’s no denying that winter in London has…

How To Deal With The Post-Backpacking Blues

Post-backpacking blues. It happens even to the best of us. After an incredible few weeks/months/years away we touch down on home soil and suddenly the reality sets in that those carefree days of beaches, streetfood and hostels are well and truly a thing of the past. You’ve swapped chicken buses for the London underground and…

5 Highlights of Nicaragua

Nicaragua doesn’t often make it on to people’s backpacking lists as it is oftened pushed to way side in favour of Costa Rica, the world’s eco-tourism capital. This is a blessing in disguise for those looking to venture there. Due to the comparatively low number of tourists that flock to Nicaragua, the prices there have…

Belize for Backpackers: Caye Caulker

Belize, you know, that tiny little country wedged in between Mexico and Guatemala? It doesn’t look like much and it is has a reputation for being riddled with gun crime and dangerous cities. Why the hell should you put Belize on your backpacking route? Well, let me explain. Central America is a clump of countries…

Discover The Natural Wonder Of Semuc Champey

There are few places on this incredible planet of ours that truly live up to the title “breath-taking”. By this I mean places that actually, physically knock the breath out of your body in the most literal way possible. Semuc Champey, like the Grand Canyon or the Amazon River, is a complete freak of nature…

Making The Most Of Mexico’s East Coast

Backpacking Mexico is no easy task given the sheer enormity of the country and the numerous areas that deserve a visit. There are some intrepid individuals who will spend months exploring the entire country, but for those of us who do not have the luxury of unlimited travel time or who, perhaps, want to spread…