Besides having the opportunity to indulge in a hearty plate of “Shrimp on the Barbie”, Australia is one of the most unique and interesting continents in the world that you must include on your bucket list of places to visit.
‘From the captivating landscapes of the Outback to the scenic cities of Sydney and Melbourne, there is much to see, do, and explore around this beautiful continent. And yet here's the problem.’ Read on this post by our contributor to learn how to go about travelling Australia to make the most of your time here!
Nyungwe Forest is a national park in Rwanda, and we decided to call it an Enchanted Forest! This place has its own ecosystem and unique flora and fauna - we loved exploring it. Check out our post in which we tell you all about what’s Nyungwe Forest like, where to stay (including our experience at a 1000+ USD place!) and what to do (complete with prices).
‘It’s not everyday you meet a married couple backpacking Africa. But after Zach (Australian) & his wife Hanna (Polish) from HandZaround bought my book, that’s exactly what they decided to do. Their story is amazing, and once you start following them & see their photography you’ll understand how they’re getting paid to do it.’ - read our interview originally posted by Backpacking Africa For Beginners.
‘More and more backpackers are now able to sustain their travels through blogging, filmmaking and/or photography. Hanna and Zach are two of them. Hanna is from Poland, Zach is from Australia, but they met and lived in London. In October 2016, they decided to pack up their cameras and other essentials and set off first to Asia, then Australia, USA, and finally Africa, where they are now. On their website, HandZaround, they share travel stories, tips, photographs and films from their journey. They’re all about independent travel, off-the-beaten track destinations and ‘slow travel’.’ - read the interview RGNN.org did with us a few months back.
So you want to visit Rwanda and possibly its famous Volcanoes National Park. But how to book tickets for the activities online? How much are activities and what activities are there available? We prepared a detailed post about booking your entrance tickets in the easiest way possible (without tour companies or mediators), compiled ideas for things to do besides gorilla trekking and gathered some tips that will let you enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Are you planning on travelling to Rwanda any time soon? We spent about 5 weeks travelling around the country and collecting information about accommodation, transport, food, backpacking, activities and the overall feeling of travel through Rwanda. So are you wondering what are Rwanda’s accommodation prices like? Whether it’s safe to travel around Rwanda? If it’s even possible to see Rwanda on on a low budget? Or what is Rwanda even known for? We were wondering about these things too, so we compiled what we learnt in this post! And check out our GIVEAWAY too!
So, you’re planning your next big trip that will cross multiple countries. There is one thing that you will have to consider - visas. Almost every country requires you to purchase one before entering and they can be a bit confusing. We would like to share with you some tips and advice on applying and getting a visa based on our experiences, as well as the visa requirements of the countries we’ve visited.
How much money is enough to travel long term? What should your daily budget be? How much does things cost in Asia and Africa? We managed to travel for 18 months spending just $30 per day for us two! Check out our comprehensive guide to find out more about planning your budget, saving money, managing money during travel and read our 16 Money Saving Tips for Long Term Travel.
We've been travelling for almost 18 months now and we've certainly gotten used to living out of a backpack. There are a million 'packing checklists' or 'travel must-haves' out there, so we decided to share with you the things we learnt over time and things we discovered by trying (sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing!). Our Travel Resources page has been created to help you get ready for any travels you're dreaming of and in this post we would love to share with you all that we know about packing for long term travels.