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.
Many long-term backpackers don't want to admit that they're ready to settle down, but sometimes even nomads need a break from travel. Brooke Schoenman talks about 7 signs that show you might need that break.
Since mathematics is all about avoiding the gray areas, we thought we'd put some of our favorite travel truisms into equation form to demonstrate how easy it is to stop having stupid travel arguments and focus instead on what really matters - the traveling.
What does a woman backpacker "really" need to have with her before venturing to faraway places? Laura Lotti seems to know, and some of her tips might sound quite unexpected. Eventually, seen from a nomadic-spirited city girl's perspective they make sense.
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.
Over the years Pamela has taken several long-haul bus trips. Sometimes she was prepared and other times she wanted to find the closest cliff and dive off. Here are her 8 tips for surviving long-distance bus travel.