Often referred to as ‘the warm heart of Africa," Malawi lives up to its nickname in all respects. From stunning to supremely friendly locals, combined with its low daily budget and relative ease of travel, Malawi is a great place to start off your African love affair.
In little-explored Madagascar, only the adventurous minority choose buses and a backpack over private cars and a tour group. Jessie Beck explains how to make independent backpacking throughout the island easier.
Every tourist visits the instantly recognizable St. Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, but ex-pat Jonathon Engels recommends visiting Moscow's great wealth of public parks to enjoy the city more like the locals do.
You don't have to be an adventure seeker or extreme traveler to take an interest in seeing volcanoes around the world - and there are some awesome places to see volcanic activity. Here are 5 great volcano destinations so you can witness Mother Nature's power first-hand.
Some countries' governments don't seem that keen on backpackers, while others are opening up and becoming more accessible for intrepid budget travelers. Tom Coote reveals five places that - because they are inexpensive and still relatively undiscovered by mass tourism - may be the next big destinations for backpackers.