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Beginner Backpacker

Beginner Backpacker

The world is yours for the taking. Where will you backpack to next?

  • Samantha Wilson
    Published about 15 hours ago
    The Dreaded Blisters. Caring For Your Feet On The Camino De Santiago

    The Dreaded Blisters. Caring For Your Feet On The Camino De Santiago

    It's time to talk about the dreaded blisters! The bane and fear of every Pilgrim on the Camino because who wants to suffer from blisters?
  • Dani Hendrix
    Published 13 days ago
    How to get over the fear of solo travel

    How to get over the fear of solo travel

    Everyone should travel solo at least once in their life. It is a very rewarding experience that will leave the traveler feeling more confident and capable. Recently, I went on my very first solo travel trip but it took me a few months to feel comfortable enough to travel on my own. I get it, traveling alone can be scary especially if you are a woman. In fact, if someone had asked me two years ago if I would ever travel alone my answer would have been a definite "no". But oh how the times have changed. I have compiled a list of the top five biggest reasons people (and my past self) are afraid to travel alone and how to get over that fear. Let me start by saying that there are so many reasons to travel solo and only a few keeping people from the world. People travel solo not because they can't find someone to go with them, but they make the conscious choice to do so. Even if you prefer to travel with someone else, life is too short to wait around for others.
  • Laura May
    Published 2 months ago
    Pack Smarter: 4 Travel Hacks for Poor Planners

    Pack Smarter: 4 Travel Hacks for Poor Planners

    There’s a very distinct split when it comes to people’s travel planning styles: those that meticulously plan out every detail of their loaded itinerary, and those that hate planning with a passion and would rather their adventures remain spontaneous.
  • Nancy Ahuja
    Published 2 months ago
    A Backpacker's Guide for Jaco Costa Rica Rentals

    A Backpacker's Guide for Jaco Costa Rica Rentals

    Jaco is the closest beach town to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Its central location, ideal waves to surf, proximity to many natural attractions, and lively nightlife add to its growing popularity. Tourists and locals flock to Jaco to unwind and soak up the sun. Since Costa Rica experiences dry weather with plenty of sunshine from mid-December to April, tourism is at its peak during this spell.
  • Bethany Ashlyn
    Published 2 months ago
    7 Essentials to Remember to Pack When Camping

    7 Essentials to Remember to Pack When Camping

    The great outdoors! With technology booming right now and AC versions of everything, we spend less time outside and more time lounging around watching Netflix from the comfort of our beds. Trust me when I say I'm in no way judging you for this. I am a lover of shutting myself inside for a week with a 12 pack box of popcorn and Gilmore Girls streaming 24/7.
  • Ralf Llanasas
    Published 2 months ago
    How to Plan the Trip of a Lifetime

    How to Plan the Trip of a Lifetime

    Going for a trip should be a relaxing experience, but in order to do that, you have to make sure everything is ready much before the day of! The trip of a lifetime requires good planning before you can have your fun memories. But don't sweat it, just follow these tips and you'll be good to go:
  • Thelma-Louise Pieters
    Published 3 months ago
    Hike More, Worry Less

    Hike More, Worry Less

    Virginia is not only for Lovers, it's for hikers too...
  • Noemi Nemeth
    Published 5 months ago
    Camino de Santiago, Day 0

    Camino de Santiago, Day 0

    So here we are and all this is becoming superreal. I had a few amazing days in Paris with my sister, had my pre-30th birthday celebrations and today on the 1st of May, I am sitting on a train that takes me to Saint Jean Pied de Port.
  • Bethany Ashlyn
    Published 5 months ago
    Crucial Items to Pack for Colder Climates

    Crucial Items to Pack for Colder Climates

    With the winter popping its head out, it is that time of year again to dust off the thick coats and comforters. Snow days occur on the regular where I live, making hot coffee and layers an everyday occurrence in my home. Depending on where you live, you might not have cold climates or have ever even seen snow. Therefore, traveling to these places might have you unprepared for just how cold it can get in some regions.