Beginner Backpacker

Beginner Backpacker

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

Richard Owensa year ago
Unusual Vacation Ideas You Might Want to Try Out
Going to these destinations will add excitement to your life and cause you to go out of your comfort zone. Instead of just relaxing in the sun, you can be riskier and try something new. These unusual ...
The Hermit Cave
This past Saturday I went on a hike; not alone, but with my family (my parents and my sister Keara, who just started the 2nd grade). We drove an hour to get to the location, though we live in the midd...
4 AM in Yellowstone National Park
4:00 AM, in the serenity of Grant Campground, Yellowstone National Park, my iPhone started blaring its alarm tone. My eyes shot open and I began patting down all my pockets in a desperate attempt to f...
Amy Jane Smitha year ago
72 Hours in Belgium
To celebrate finishing my studies, I decided to take the last of my student loan cash and spend it on a last-minute summer trip. My sister was studying abroad in Rotterdam so the plan was to hang out ...
A Toilet, a Mexican Restaurant and Swingers
Cancun, Mexico—the hub of collegiate spring breakers partying until the break of dawn. It’s also a place where the average family, equipped with their 2.5 children, goes to indulge in the all-inclusiv...
Sam Foglemana year ago
A Rookie Backpacker's Guide to the Appalachian Trail
If you’re someone who is pondering walking away from everything and heading out on the Appalachian Trail next spring, allow me to give you some advice from someone who did just that. The more you know...
Jennifer Yorka year ago
Walking in the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe
Master of horror, inspiration to many, Edgar Allan Poe left his indelible mark on the literary world. Born 1809 to Eliza and David Poe, Poe's parents were actors. David Poe was an unstable alcoholic w...
Oliver Rinda year ago
Of Hobos and Bears
This episode in my life was one of the more peculiar ones that I’ve ever experienced in my short existence on God’s good earth. It was the twentieth day of my travels across the Great White North, and...
Cato Conroya year ago
Things You Should Know Before Traveling To Saudi Arabia
The Middle East is one of the few places where travelers often feel intimidated about going to. It's common knowledge that going to the wrong country, or even the wrong region, without knowing customs...