Backpacking Archive

From Miami to New York: An American Road Trip

Taking a road trip from Miami to New York is probably one of the best trips anyone can make by themselves, with family, or with a group of friends.  There are a number of fantastic stops along the coastal route; the beaches are wonderful and the scenery is breathtaking the whole way.  You could make […]

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The Sights and Sounds of Singapore

My father grew up in Singapore in a small town just outside of the capital city. Years after moving to the Czech Republic and starting a family, we decided to visit where he grew up to take a trip down memory lane. While it wasn’t our first time traveling as a family, this was our […]

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Cruises: Not Just for the Old and Retired!

Cruises used to be considered something to do when you are retired. Working for forty or fifty years earns you the right to travel the world in luxury and comfort. Should you really wait until you retire to enjoy all that a cruise has to offer? We don’t think so, and neither do the tour […]

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Our 2014 Christmas Gift Guide!

It’s beginning to look at a lot like Christmas…even in Malaysian Borneo! OK, so it may be roasting hot here, but there are still Christmas trees aplenty and carols played in the shopping centres, so we’re not totally without a Christmas build up being away from the UK – just missing an advent calendar which, being the […]

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How to Keep Yourself Entertained Online when Travelling

While visiting new places or revisiting favourite old spots can be exciting and stimulating, very often the process of getting there is anything but. This is especially the case when a long-haul flight is involved or a relatively uninteresting bus or train journey. Even if you are not travelling alone, there are only so many […]

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Backpackers: Let Your Feet Do the Talking

We’ve all seen it – the female sightseer staggering around ancient ruins in heels. Of course you’d never be silly enough to wear inappropriate footwear while travelling – right? Not only does it spoil your trip (and your companion’s) when your feet are covered in oozing blisters or you’ve sprained your ankle, it can be […]

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Backpacking with kids… It can be done!

We know what you’re thinking: once you have kids, your backpacking days are over. But thankfully, that’s far from the truth. If anything, in this day and age, the internet and Wifi have opened up the possibilities for all kinds of independent travel — even backpacking with children. These days, it’s easier than ever to […]

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