Tagged with backpacker

List love: backpacker essentials

List love: backpacker essentials

Backpacking is, at its heart, travelling on the cheap. This normally entails travelling long distances in a shitty bus, sleeping in hostel dormitories with up to 20 fellow budget travellers, subsisting on cheap meals of bread and cheese or DIY pasta, and drinking a lot. To survive requires a few key tools that will make … Continue reading

List love: things we’re too old for

List love: things we’re too old for

Now that we’re encroaching on our mid-thirties, we’ve been around the block a few times and racked up a fair bit of life experience. We are (hopefully) respectable, tax-paying members of society, and know a thing or two about bad relationships. We may be too young for sitting in the local RSL club for hours … Continue reading

How to pick a travel companion

How to pick a travel companion

Anyone that has picked the wrong travel companion will know how easily one can turn into Jekyll and Hyde. You love your mate to bits and they make a fantastic drinking companion, but if you have to wait one more tedious minute while they’re getting ready in the morning, they might just find their straightening … Continue reading

The Australian abroad

The Australian abroad

You can’t escape Australians abroad. Whether you are trekking through the jungles of Colombia or tubing down a river in Laos, there’s bound to be a shrill Aussie accent piercing the chatter of excited travellers. We overrun the Contiki tours of Europe, merrily flood the Oktoberfest beer halls in Munich, and dominate the full moon … Continue reading