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What I’ve Learned From Reviewing Over a Dozen Backpacks

After a year and a half of one bag travel, I caught the backpack bug—big time. So much so that I started my own website, packhacker.com, where my team and I review backpacks and other gear with a focus on one bag urban travel. Since starting Pack Hacker, I’ve reviewed a handful of backpacks with […]

Crowns for the Kungsleden – Sonnets for Hiking in Sweden

These sonnets were composed on a three-week hiking and camping trip with my best friend along the Kungsleden in Swedish Lapland: a notoriously wet, but remarkably beautiful and desolate place.The Kungsleden is a 440km (270mi) hiking trail that starts from Abisko Station, a tourist town in the Arctic Circle with a dog sled lane at […]

Climbing Morrison Jeep Trail in Wyoming with Toyota Tacomas

Red Olive – Toyota Tacomas Climbing Morrison Jeep Trail in Wyoming w/ Optima Batteries In the late fall of 2016, Sean, Matt, Adam, Tyler, and I left Cody, Wyoming early in the morning. We were on our way to the Morrison Jeep Trail, a narrow, winding path that stretches from Wyoming river valleys to the […]

Hiking the Grand Canyon – A Humbling Experience

I had been to the Grand Canyon before. It was a family vacation and that meant little time exploring this vast crevice. As my wife and our kids looked across the reds, yellows, tans, and browns of the Grand Canyon, I told myself I wanted to come back and do more than look. I wanted […]

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Secrets to a Successful Backpacking Trip

From seasoned travelers to first timers, the question of what to bring on a backpacking trip is always relevant. In the case that you just recently pick up backpacking, this issue has become extremely … [Read More...]

Penang – A Peek into the lost Peranakan Culture

Once upon a time a Malay married a Chinese and thus began the Peranakan lineage. Most people in the world have never heard of the term Peranakan but those who have, they instantly conjure up images of … [Read More...]

10 things I wish I knew before traveling India as a solo female

India. A destination so diverse and astounding it’s difficult to believe my entire 6 month journey was spent in a single country, which was by far best described by a fellow traveler as a place where … [Read More...]

9 Best Places to Travel Around the World

“Exploration is the essence of the human spirit.” There are lots of places to explore in the world. Your travel doesn't have to be limited to where you live or what you read in a book; there are … [Read More...]

10 Things to Know Before Backpacking in China

Backpacking through China is a wonderful thing that will provide you with incredible memories and life experiences. China is a country that is steeped in culture and tradition, which makes for a trip … [Read More...]

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What I’ve Learned From Reviewing Over a Dozen Backpacks

After a year and a half of one bag travel, I caught the backpack bug—big time. So much so that I started my own website, packhacker.com, where my team and I review backpacks and other gear with a … [Read More...]

Secrets to a Successful Backpacking Trip

From seasoned travelers to first timers, the question of what to bring on a backpacking trip is always relevant. In the case that you just recently pick up backpacking, this issue has become extremely … [Read More...]

A Backpackers Guide to Packing

A simple guide to packing for backpackers! If you’re one of those travellers for whom the days before a departure are more about anticipation than preparation, chances are you’ve often found yourself … [Read More...]

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The Backpack Hostel in Cape Town South Africa – Hostels for Backpackers

The Backpack Hostel Conveniently located in Cape Town, The Backpack Hostel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant … [Read More...]

The Local Hostel NYC in New York City, USA – Hostels for Backpackers

The Local Hostel NYC Conveniently located in New York (NY), The Local Hostel NYC is a great base from which to explore this … [Read More...]