Travel Tips

10 Essential Items Every Backpacker Needs

There are certain things which I really must take on my backpacking trip yet the rest of the time they stay in a box unused . .  . Unloved.

 

However I would feel lost without them whilst backpacking. I wanted to share these items with you so that you don’t have the same trial and error that I had with these items. So here is my list of items for backpackers.

 

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Musings

Budget Accommodation – more for your money

For a long time I have been a budget backpacker, but I am now learning that this does not necessarily mean finding the cheapest accommodation and going with that. There is a lot more to consider; your health, your sanity, your belongings and your comfort.

 

I have stayed in a lot of different types of accommodation, from the amazing to the worst than you can ever imagine. Therefore I feel that I am well qualified to be writing this post about why the cheapest is not always the best when you are on a budget.

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Asia, Destinations, India

Female friendly places Anjuna, Goa

India is known to be tough to travel in as a lone female but how about the more liberal Goa? A place where things are more laid back but that comes with the problem of Indian tourists (and those of other places in the world) who are not used to the scantily clad Europeans who frequent Goa’s beach.

 

I have travelled all over the world as a lone female. Some people are shocked. However I have met plenty of females who are travelling solo. I have never had too much of a problem and this extends to Goa and India as a whole.

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Asia, Destinations, India

Sea Breeze Hiking in Goa

As a sea eagle circled above me carrying a sea snake in its talons, I breathed in the fresh sea air. I am hiking along the top of the sea cliff with amazing views all around. I feel like I am on a deserted island.

 

However this is not some island out in the wilds of the sea. I am hiking with Adventure Breaks between two of  Goa’s most northern beaches, and I’m heading towards Karma jungle. A place I have heard about from many a traveller.

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Musings

5 Myths Busted by a Backpacker

 (The following is a guest post by Karlis Kikuts,  from Independent Wolf blog)

 

There are many different myths that people still believe and in a lot of cases, gives them reasons to stay out of adventures and new travel experiences.

 

Let us look at some of those myths about solo backpacking around the world and put them to rest.

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Asia, Destinations, India

Being safe as a female in India

After the tragic passing of Danielle in Goa, India recently, the place where I am now and that I love, I feel that it is important to talk about safety when travelling in India and in all places in the world.

 

Danielle, just like myself and many other females in India, was just looking to travel the world, have experiences she would not have at home and to learn about new cultures.

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