Travelling through the lens with photographer Matt Powell

What started your interest in travel photography? I began taking photos about four years ago with my IPhone travelling around Vietnam. Looking back, it sounds pretty funny, but thankfully following that trip a good friend of mine encouraged me to invest in a Canon EOS600, which I still use today and I haven’t looked back. […]

6 Reasons Travel is good for your CV

6 Reasons why backpacking is good for your CV. A lot of us know the feeling of trawling through page upon page of job adverts, looking for one that doesn’t ask for ten years of experience, four degrees and a gold Olympic medal… But what so many employers don’t understand is that yes, we might […]

48 Hours in Beijing, China.

48 Hrs in Beijing: What to see and do as a backpacker! The capital city of China, Beijing (called Jing in short), is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. It’s not just because Beijing holds some of the best relics of The Great Wall, but mainly because the city holds an […]

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 city. Situated only 1.3 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town’s attractions and activities. Also within easy reach are Kloof Street Baptist Church, African Story Tours, Downhill Adventures. […]

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 vibrant city. The hotel lies 1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Citicorp […]

Ace Suites Hostel in Rio De Janeiro Brazil – Hostels for Backpackers

Ace Suites Hostel Right across Botafogo Beach, Ace Suítes is near bars, shops and restaurants, and less than 1 minute on foot from Botafogo Subway Station. It offers a bar and free Wi-Fi. All rooms and dormitories in the smoking-free Ace Suítes Hostel are equipped with Wi-Fi and air conditioning and contain either a shared […]

YHA Queenstown Central in New Zealand – Hostels for Backpackers

YHA Queenstown Central Resting between Wakatipu Lake and Shotover Street, right in the heart of the resort town of Queenstown in New Zealand, is this charming YHA property. Set a stone’s throw away from the town’s entertainment, guests will have easy access to cafes, bars, restaurants, and the waterfront. YHA Queenstown Central is well-known as […]