Here is how you can ace backpacking

Here is how you can ace backpacking Written by Varnika Sharma Dec 02, 2021, 06:34 pm 3 min read Backpacking provides you the opportunity to travel and witness the world on a budget We all can agree that backpacking is not for everyone. There are those who prepare a clear itinerary, need to know in … Read more

How backpacking around the world in his 80s helped Dean Springbett overcome Cyclone Debbie trauma

In gusts of howling wind and rain, it took his boat and established gardens—but Cyclone Debbie did not touch Dean Springbett’s free spirit. Five years on from the disaster that rocked Queensland, the 85-year-old said it was enough to make him want to up and leave on an adventure. “It comes in a big roar, … Read more

Students allowed despite Covid policies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announced Australia will refund visa fees for vaccinated backpackers who arrive within the next three months. The country — whose tight, pandemic border policies locked out its citizens, and more recently, one of tennis’s biggest stars — is encouraging backpackers to visit. And it’s doing so because it wants … Read more

11 Tips for Backpacking (Especially If You’ve Never Gone Before)

I was thirteen when I went on my first backpacking trip, a month-long trek through the Salmon River Valley, Idaho on a NOLS course. My family wasn’t particularly outdoorsy (an understatement!) so the trip was my first time camping or spending any extended period outside. From the moment I hitched my forty-pound pack onto my … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide For Backpacking With Teens

Backpacking with kids Wendy Altschuler Most parents in America would agree that monitoring screen time for kids is a big challenge, especially because playing games and getting online is how many teenagers socialize and communicate with their friends. As hours are whittled away on electronic devices, teens (and many adults) are seemingly lost in a … Read more