Post by: Kyle

India

Get Back On Track With India’s Trains: FAQ for the Indian Railway System

6 Mar , 2017  

Travelling by train in India is without a doubt the way to go. The vast distances involved make driving tough and any internal airport visits slight overkill (sometimes); but there are a few things to know before you arrive.  Some priceless information I would have loved someone to have told me before I arrived and tried to get […]

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Sun, Sea & Stings

Stories

Sun, Sea & Stings, Jellyfish Stings

23 Feb , 2017  

When we flew into Goa from Jaipur over a week ago, me and Scott were both well ready for a some sun, a dip in the sea and a bit more variety for our palette. Having travelled around Northern India for a month, the endless thali and mildly chaotic lifestyle had become a little, boring […]

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50 Ways To Save For Backpacking

Budgeting

50 Ways To Save For Backpacking

2 Feb , 2017  

With daily costs spiralling, it is important to keep track of the ‘little things’ if you are trying to save enough money to backpacking the world. We’ve put together an extensive list of 50 ways you may be able to save a few extra pounds towards your backpacking plans! Cut out the alcohol  – drinking beer […]

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Humayun's Tomb

Vlog

Humayun’s Tomb & Raj Ghat | India, Ep.6

28 Jan , 2017  

We decided to use UBER to get around our last few stops in Delhi, starting at the beautifully peaceful Raj Ghat before heading off to Humayan’s Tomb (with a failed stop at the India Gate sandwiched in between). Sample some Masala Chai, which didn’t quite do it for us – so we picked up a […]

5 Things You Learn In Backpacking Week One

Inspiration

5 Things You Learn In Backpacking Week One

25 Jan , 2017  

When I dreamt about beginning my backpacking trip around the world, I knew that I was going to learn new things about myself as well as the people and places I met and visited. I did not appreciate that I would have so much to learn in backpacking week one – though I have no doubts […]

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Lodhi Gardens: Serenity Amidst Chaos

Stories

Chaos To Serenity & Back Again

23 Jan , 2017   Gallery

When we arrived in Delhi on January 16th we experienced all the madness from the get go; dodging tuk-tuks, the honking of the horns (as I write, I can still hear their constant drone) and the smell of human fluids, you can read more about that here. We booked our hostel based on other reviews […]

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Holy Cow: Crazy Delhi

India

In At The Deep End: Tips To Cope With Delhi

17 Jan , 2017  

It’s been crazy, there is no other word for it. The madness of the horns, the smog and the people all intertwine to create an experience neither me or Scott had quite imagined. Here’s how we managed to cope with Delhi. We arrived in Delhi yesterday afternoon and I have got to say that the […]

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Vaccines for India

India

What Vaccinations Do You Need For India?

2 Dec , 2016  

One of the first things friends and family say when you tell them about long term travel, especially to places like India and Vietnam, is something along the lines of; “is it safe?” or “what vaccinations do you need to visit there?”. This may be the first time you’ve even thought about it, so a quick […]

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Brown Leaves Dying

Inspiration

Life In Numbers: 76, 27740, 665760

27 Oct , 2016  

I have been doing a bit of research recently, it might seem like I am trying to justify what I am doing – that is not the case. I’m also not trying to get you to reflect on the subject of mortality. I am simply refocusing your approach to time, because let’s face it, one thing we […]

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Moon and Sunset

Inspiration

Effort, pain, difficulty and being scared: Is it ever worth it?

22 Aug , 2016  

Anything worth having is worth working for. It took me a while to figure that out, but now I live with that thought subconsciously embedded in everything I do. Family, friends, work; the thought process applies in all aspects of life – for me though, it couldn’t be better suited to travel. Especially the type […]

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Apps, Budgeting

Hopper: Your Personal Flight Assistant

3 Jul , 2016   Gallery

This weeks spotlight will be focusing on flight helper app, Hopper. It’s already racked up the accolade of Apple’s best travel app 2015 and now it’s a featured app on backpackingbuds.com – talk about going from strength to strength! Seriously though, this app is a lot better than my sarcastic humour – let’s take a look at it. […]

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Budgeting, Travel Planning

What Is The Backpacker Tax? (and how it will impact you)

22 Jun , 2016  

You are in the right place to learn a bit more about the backpacker tax and how it could have a huge impact on Backpacking Australia going forward. Worth around £91 million a year, the tax is set to take 32.5 cent of every Aussie dollar you earn – but not just yet. With 214,830 working […]

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