Backpacking through a country is a great way to get to know it on a genuine level. You can move from region to region, exploring each one in detail before moving to the next, unencumbered by tons of luggage. Because you won’t stay in bland,...

Backpacking is a wonderful way to see the world with friends. Carrying everything you need on your back, you’re self-reliant and free to go where you please. To make your adventure a success, you need to plan carefully, do your research and tick some important...

For a country that’s twenty times smaller than Australia, Japan has contributed a significant amount to popular culture. Matcha and sushi are common menu items, and Hello Kitty and the waving ‘Fortune Cat’ (Maneki-Neko) are instantly recognisable. This might lead you to believe that you’ve...

Nobody wants to fly halfway around the world to a magnificent city filled with wonderful people who enjoy different exciting pastimes and enjoy foods you’ve never tried, only to do the same things you do at home.If you’d like a holiday that shies away from...

The sake is waiting for you in the land of the Samurai. You’ve binge-watched all the videos. Backpacking Japan is going to be epic, but how much do you need to budget for this adventure?If visiting Japan is the trip you’ve been dreaming of, let’s...

There’s nothing quite as exciting as travelling to an exotic location – but having the wrong things with you can make even the most well-planned trip feel like an exhausting experience. Having a backpack filled with the essentials will ensure you’re prepared for most of...