Find tips for what to pack, which backpack to get, what to leave behind, and where to travel to meet other minimalist travelers. Because you don't need a lot of stuff for a great vacation (we promise).
Traveling through Thailand as a backpacker
9 Things About Backpacking in Asia That Travelers Should Know
Bastimentos Island, hiking through the interior.
Top Backpacking Destinations in Panama
A view of central London and the Thames.
Terrific Tips for Visiting London on a Budget
Sign for the VM1 Hostel in Bangkok
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Hostels
Cologne and Rhine river, Germany
Free Things To Do in Cologne
Backpackers in Thailand
Everything You Need to Know About Packing for Southeast Asia
colorful hostel bathroom
What to Expect in a Hostel Bathroom
Backpacker in the wilderness
Want to Go Backpacking in Europe? Read This First
Jade Seahorse
Top 10 Adventurous Backpacker Destinations in Central America
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Free Events and Things to Do in Colorado
African American woman tourist holding a map in New York
New York City Travel Guide for Backpackers
Women at a Youth Hostel
What is a Party Hostel?
Tourist at Hawa Mahal, Jaipur.
15 Top Destinations in India for Backpackers (and Where to Stay)
Family camping vacation
How to Go Camping on a Budget
Scenic View Of Forest And Mountains Against Sky
El Salvador Destinations for Backpackers
A sunflare over the top of the Brandenburg Gate
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Berlin
TGV high-speed train in Paris
How to Ride the High-Speed TGV Trains in France
empty hostel dorm
Everything You Need to Know About Hostel Lockouts
Chefchaouen, Morocco
What Are the Best Backpacker Destinations in Africa?
Santiago De Compostela
Six Long Distance Options for Walking to Santiago De Compostela
Training tips for taking a long distance hike
Tips on How to Prepare for Long-Distance Hiking Trips
Serbia, Subotica. The Green Fountain surrounded by Art Nouveau architecture.
Top 10 Countries for First Time Backpackers
Communal shower
5 Tips For Surviving Hostel Bathrooms
Solo Travel in Thailand
5 Fantastic Reasons to Travel After Graduation
Germany, two backpackers with map and binoculars in alpine scenery
A Guide to Backpacking for Beginners
landscape of Annapurna Circuit
Five Amazing Hiking Routes Among the High Mountains of the Himalayas
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