Beginner Backpacker

Beginner Backpacker

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

Hound Adventures
Wednesday 30th August- We'd planned the trip to Llanberis to visit the steam train and the old slate museum that included the old quarry hospital. 5:15am was not the sight I really wanted to be seeing...
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Monika Olesena year ago
Secret Canyon Trail
Lightening clashes with millions of jewel stars dotting the onyx night. With each flash the sky pales a white-yellow. Moments later the slowly creeping night clouds would groan so loudly the sound ech...
Mark Williamsa year ago
A Bite of the Big Apple
I wrote this back in March 2001 as part of a University application, after my brother and I visited New York for the first time. With today being what it is, and there being so much negativity surroun...
Richard Owensa year ago
Most Durable Carry-On Luggage
When you go on vacation it's important to have sturdy and durable carry-on luggage that won't immediately stop working or break easily. If it's truly well-made luggage it will last you years and withs...
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...