Beginner Backpacker

Beginner Backpacker

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

Darshan Desaia year ago
A Guide to an Epic Adventure
In this series, we will explore the ways in which you can have the journey of a life time. Whether it's a weekend away or a month abroad, these tips, apps, and products will make your journey not only...
Dean Moriartya year ago
Around Thailand
Koh Phi Phi Here are some thoughts and experiences of an island in East Thailand called Koh Phi Phi. From Bangkok, it is an overnight bus ride far to the south and then a long boat ride to the small island of Koh Phi Phi. You arrive by boat to alight at the end of the jetty to walk through the many Thais hawking for trade and looking for your guide with a sign for your place to stay. There are no motor vehicles allowed on the island, except one small police bike that stands by itself outside the...
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...