Budget Travel + Packing Light

Budget travel is not about a magic number as much as it is the balance: know where you need to save in order to spend where it will most enhance your experience. Same goes for your suitcase or backpack — will what you’re packing help carry you forward, or will it hold you back?

Five Best Luggage Backpacks for Women Travelers

Five Best Luggage Backpacks for Women Travelers

Wearing a backpack as luggage isn’t just a way to travel, it’s a way of life. Hoisting and hauling all your possessions for the duration of a trip connects more deeply to the experience overall. It’s attached to you, literally, unlike pulling…

Luxurious Lido, the Budget-Friendly Beach of Venice

Luxurious Lido, the Budget-Friendly Beach of Venice

Thanks to a last-minute travel buddy and an over-booked hostel, I ended up finding a silky-sand beach near Venice, Italy on a backpacker-friendly budget. You might be under the mistaken impression that Venice is all about pungent canals, overpriced-everything and…

6 Tips for How to Overpack

6 Tips for How to Overpack

Every travel blogger seems to have a “How to Pack like a Pro” post. This is not one of them. While I completed my Eurotrip as a purported “backpacker,” I started with a backpack AND a suitcase (the contents of which were later dispersed through…

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