As transient visitors, and consequently checking in and out of hostels constantly, any backpacker can tell you the chances to observe people are endless. Writer Jenna Longoria takes advantage of her surroundings while backpacking Latin America, and shares her findings with us in this article.
Hostels come in all shapes and sizes with varying amenities. After a year of round-the-world travel, Adam Seper is comfortable declaring which 8 amenities separate the great hostels from the so-so hostels.
Back-packing is seen by many as a young person's game but Tristan Cano discovers that you can never be too old to set off in search of adventure - you just may do in a different style than the younger generation.
Heading to the World Cup in South Africa and unsure of the best transport options? Discover the Baz Bus, a hop-on, hop-off mini van that drops you off on the doorstep of your desired hostel. Here's what you need to know, plus recommended stops between World Cup host cities.
Many backpackers love to remind you how green, tolerant, ethical, understanding, and open-minded they are, but some of that tends to go out the window in real life. Kaila Krayewski shares 10 observations of on-the-road hypocrisy here.
None of us ever neatly fit broad national stereotypes, but you have to admit that sometimes each of us comes close. Amy Heading takes a humorous look at how things would look if it were easy to sort us all out by country.