The Top 20 Superstar Travel Bloggers Of 2016

The Top 20 Superstar Travel Bloggers Of 2016

After 100's of candidates and weeks of deliberation, the PACK Gear team has finally chosen the cream-of-the-crop - the Top 20 Superstar Travel Bloggers of 2016. These bloggers are amazing writers, photographers, storytellers, and risk takers. They travel to inspire us, and the rest of the world. They've forgotten more than most people will ever know. Read their incredible stories below!

How To Stay Healthy While Backpacking

How To Stay Healthy While Backpacking

If you’re backpacking across Europe (or any other desirable destination, for that matter), you probably have a number of checklists that you’re working through and trying to complete. It could feel overwhelming to try and experience as much as possible before you go, but you also want to make sure that you know how to stay healthy while you’re on your trip. After all, nothing holds up an active overseas journey quite like an untimely head cold! 

Buying Train Tickets For Europe - How To and Tips

"Taking the train throughout Europe isn’t just affordable, it is also a rite of passage for backpackers. Trains are part of the European experience and give you the chance to see landscape throughout the countries that you might otherwise miss.  What are the best methods to booking train tickets? You’ve heard about the Eurail train card, and are wondering if that is the best purchase – or should you just buy a ticket when you arrive? We will list the best tips that we’ve mastered when traveling by train across Europe, and will highlight which tips can also be used to maximize you bus experience as well."

Road Tripping and Backpacking Australia

Road Tripping and Backpacking Australia

Australia is a fascinating place with a nature and animal life you cannot find anywhere else in the world. From the dry desert to the humid rainforest and terrifying sharks to fluffy koalas, Australia has it all. The best way to experience it all is to jump in a car and drive around. In this article I will give some tips and ideas when you and your mates are driving through the Land Down Under.  

The Best Backpack Organizer - Unpack in 10 Seconds!

The Best Backpack Organizer - Unpack in 10 Seconds!

It's possible to Unpack In Only 10 Seconds!

How long does it take you to unpack? If the answer is more than ten seconds, then it’s taking too long! 

After 10 years of travel, I feel confident saying that packing and unpacking every couple days is a huge hassle. Thankfully, the PACK Gear team designed a travel organizer that lets you unpack in under 10 seconds. The travel organizer lets you effortlessly organize your clothing. it’s like having your home closet no matter where you go. 

Top Tips To Survive and Thrive Backpacking In Chile

Top Tips To Survive and Thrive Backpacking In Chile

South America is a colourful continent home to unique cultures, indigenous peoples, traditional countries, modern cities and full on flavours. Nowhere embodies this more so than Chile. It is truly an incredible country, with beautiful mountains and coastlines, populated by a warm and welcoming people. Here we've compiled some tips and pointers for facing and embracing some of the unique challenges you may come across while visiting Chile.

The Death of Packing Cubes - The Ultimate Backpack Organizer

The Death of Packing Cubes - The Ultimate Backpack Organizer

For years, backpackers have been stuck using Packing Cubes, ziplock bags, and other make-shift solutions to tackle packing and unpacking. Finallly, backpackers have another option. This organizer beats the competition on three major criteria - price, compactability, and convenience. 

Tell us what you think, does this mean the death of Packing Cubes?

London & Brighton: 4 days under £200

London & Brighton: 4 days under £200

Not so long ago, I had a free weekend, but with only £200 in the bank. I desperately wanted to get out and do something, so closed my eyes, put my finger on the map, and just went! I knew I had to be frugal, so I recorded every expense, so here’s my itinerary on a budget… Plus a few recommendations for urban backpackers on where to go and how to get there!

Tips for Finding a Couchsurfing Host

Tips for Finding a Couchsurfing Host

Couchsurfing can be tricky.  After all, you’re asking a stranger if you can sleep at their place.  If you’re just starting out as a couchsurfer it’s even harder – you don’t have any reviews, and you don’t know the ins and outs of how exactly the community and system work.  But everyone starts as a new user, with zero experience and zero reviews.  So, it’s very possible to become a member of the community and Couchsurf all around the world.  Here some tips for finding a host, and making sure you’re a good guest.

Finding Cheap Airfare: A How-To

Finding Cheap Airfare: A How-To

Spending less on a plane ticket means extra cash for your urban backpacking adventure. The first step: knowing when and where to look for the best airfare deals.

To start, check out Hopper,  a site designed to help you find the most convenient flight for the least amount of money. The site is especially good if you plan to backpack Europe, backpack Asia, or backpack Australia.

10 Steps: How to Book the Best Hostel While Backpacking Europe

10 Steps: How to Book the Best Hostel While Backpacking Europe

While planning your urban backpacking trip, you’ll be faced with the task of choosing a hostel for each city you visit. Whether you book your hostels before you leave, or you book them while on your trip, you’ll eventually have to decide which ones to stay at. You want to make sure to choose a good hostel because that alone can easily make or break your trip.