Blog - From The Pack

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

4 Ways You can Easily Travel and be Sustainable

Tue, 18 June 2019

Sustainable travel is a term that has been growing in popularity in the last few years, people are throwing terms at us like eco-tourism, global warming and environmental friendliness on the daily. We all want to contribute to a better world, but, how can we? This is why I have 5 tips for you on how... read more

4 Ways you can easily Stay Fit whilst Backpacking

Fri, 14 June 2019

Everybody travels, whether it is for a holiday, work or pleasure. However, when you are used to working out a certain amount of times a week and eating specific meals it can become quite a fuss to retain your level of health while travelling.When travelling our normal routines get thrown out of the ... read more

Backpacking App User of the Week: Anna-Maria Gittins

Thu, 13 June 2019

Edinburgh is a city of beautiful architecture and you can find fascinating landscapes around the city. As one of the most notable and interesting places to visit in Scotland, one of our user decided to visit Edinburgh among other  choices so take a read on her experience!Bank Holiday Monday in Edinb... read more

Amsterdam Through the Eyes of a Local

Mon, 10 June 2019

When thinking about Amsterdam and backpacking there are certain words that might pop into your mind: drugs, partying and sin. Today I am going to show you a different side of this beautiful city that is rich with history and will have you book your next flight to the Netherlands!Personally, I would ... read more

The Unspoken Spanish City which is Essential for Backpackers - Camille Biagini

Tue, 04 June 2019

I found myself wavering, uncertain of what I was going to do in Spain without my coworker, who had to leave me after getting sick mid-trip. We had just left from a 7-day tour in Morocco when my co-worker, Chris, dropped the unexpected news that he wouldn’t be staying in Spain with me and had booked ... read more

Why Barcelona Should be on your Backpacking List - By Alpacr user Ailsa Renk

Tue, 28 May 2019

“It’s often possible to whistle-stop-tour European cities, but Barcelona resists this”Barcelona is just so vast in things that simply MUST be done or seen. The four days that I spent in this Catalonian city was barely close to being enough time. It’s often possible to whistle-stop-tour European citi... read more

How Can Travel Unite Women Around the World? - A Proactive Guide

Fri, 24 May 2019

International Women’s Day occurred in 1911 and every year it is celebrated all over the world. This year was held under the theme #BalanceforBetter. Gender balance is a matter of a world in total, it reflects progress that has been made regarding women’s emancipation and women’s role in business or ... read more

World Turtle Day: Top 3 Ways You Can Save Turtles From Anywhere in the World

Thu, 23 May 2019

Turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups on the planet and they almost exist up to 200 million years. That’s when dinosaurs were still alive. They can breathe air, lay their eggs on the beach but live in the ocean. Their life span is even surpassing the life expectancy of us humans and the... read more

Top 5 Backpacking Locations in Argentina - By an Argentinian - Part 2

Wed, 22 May 2019

Carrying on with our tour around Argentina with Alpacr user Camila, it's about to get fishy...Peninsula Valdes:In this wonderful place, in the province of Chubut, you can find different marine animals that inhabit the sea and its beaches. That’s because of the shape it forms on the Argentine sea. Pa... read more