Blog - From The Pack

4 Sure Ways to Deal with Homesickness While Travelling

Fri, 25 October 2019

4 Sure Ways to Deal with Homesickness While TravellingLong term travel… most people only dream of it and here you are, immersed in the most interesting cultures, new and unique sceneries, and entirely new experiences, but suddenly you feel this cloud of loneliness sweep over you. A feeling of isolat... read more

Fun, Alternative Travel Questions to Ask a Traveller

Thu, 15 August 2019

We asked one of our lovely Alpacr users, who is a veteran backpacker and solo female traveller, fun and alternative travel questions to find out more about what inspires her travels, how she does it, and much more. Check out @Brinlietravel on the Alpacr, the travel and adventure app, to see where sh... read more

My Solo Female Travel Story: Vietnam

Thu, 15 August 2019

After a long year studying and being unable to escape Britain’s dreary weather I was determined to kick my summer off with some warmth and better food! After scrolling through Alpacr, my heart was set on Vietnam after the incredible travel photos I saw and experiences other travellers had recounted ... read more

Backpacking Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Hidden Gem in Europe

Thu, 15 August 2019

Before travelling in Bosnia I had little idea of what the country had to offer, but was sure it would be an adventure. I had also only heard of backpackers visiting Sarajevo and Mostar so was eager to explore other towns and regions.“Despite it being easily accessible from the rest of Europe and one... read more

Croatia Without The Crowds!

Thu, 08 August 2019

Travel Guide to Zadar, CroatiaZadar is one of the oldest cities in Croatia. The ‘old town’ is separated from the rest of the city by both sea and castle walls. Zadar itself is not particularly a major tourist destination for backpackers, well, relative to other popular locations throughout Croatia. ... read more

Travel Colombia: Reasons to Add Colombia to Your South America Bucket List!

Tue, 06 August 2019

Reasons to add Colombia to your South America bucket list are extensive, but here's a short read on why you should start planning your trip!#1 Backpacking ParadisePeople from all over the world travel to Colombia to see this breathtaking and unique country in South America. Over the last couple of y... read more

My First Couchsurfing Experience - Was it Worth it?

Fri, 28 June 2019

In this written piece I'm gonna talk about another app we are big fans of which has been around for almost two decades and that allows people to connect more easily. Inspite of that, not many people are introduced in what couchsurfing exactly is. Like Alpacr the backpacking app, couchsurfing is also... read more

5 Festivals in Europe you must Visit this Summer!

Fri, 28 June 2019

Imagine summer, you are lying on the beach, enjoying the sun and drinking some fancy cocktails. No worries on your mind, you just enjoy the lush life! After a day spent on a sunny beach, you are joining the vibe of the festival community and feeling this melting pot from people all over the wolrd, m... read more

5 Ways to Take Your Travel Photography to the Next Level

Tue, 25 June 2019

Have you ever gone on a trip where you took so many photos and couldn’t wait to show your friends and family, however the photos didn’t do the actual scenery justice?Whether you own the newest DSLR with a D3500’s large 24.2 MP DX-format sensor and full HD filming with a rotatable stand tripod or an ... read more

9 Extreme Sports You Can Try Whilst Backpacking - And They're Not What You Would Expect

Wed, 19 June 2019

An important part of travelling is getting out of your comfort-zone and broadening your horizons, you can do this by going solo travelling for the first time or swimming with sharks, you will find something that suits you. A great way to test your limits and get your adrenaline pumping is by doing e... read more