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Nestled between two lakes and several mountains is Interlaken. An essential stop off for any European backpacker… especially those with a thrill seeker edge. I was invited out here by Outdoor Interlaken. I'd never been to Switzerland before and as per usually didn't read up on...

Head torches have become essential to outdoor sports enthusiasts because of its hands-free lighting benefits and even for those situations where you're trying to pack your backpack in the middle of the night. Need your own head torch? I've listed our top 3 head torch brands. Lighthouse...

Alcohol, anonymity, exotic locations and a lack of inhibitions; it's going to happen. Holding hands you stumble back to your hostel, stealing glances, the occasional kiss and then it occurs to you; where do we go? Hostel sex is one of those topics that a lot...

Moscow is not your usual backpacking destination, especially because of its reputation for being one of the most expensive and unfriendly cities in the world, but once you break beneath the stereotypical hard and chilly exterior, you will discover a city that oozes history, charm...

Life is full of excuses. "I forgot.” "I'll do it later.” "The dog ate my homework.” You all know the most common ones. But people also make excuses when it comes to traveling. Or, more precisely, when it comes to NOT traveling. Simply put, though, these excuses...

The heart-shaped land of Bosnia and Herzegovina is often overlooked by travelers. The country has a lot to offer backpackers and "suitcasers" alike: beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, food, color, culture, and a tumultuous history that is confusing and intriguing. Whether you want nature, historical city centers,...

The Cook Islands are a group of small islands in the South Pacific. It's the ideal place to relax on the quintessential tropical paradise beach, but there's a lot more to it than that. We visited Rarotonga (the main island), Aitutaki (honeymooners' heaven) and Atiu...

New Zealand is a regular stop off for those on their Gap Year or doing a round the world trip. Roughly the same size as the UK, there is a lot to see and do in New Zealand. Getting around is possibly one of the...