Tag Archives: Backpacking

Australia’s backpacker industry ‘in crisis’

AUSTRALIA’S backpacker tourism industry is facing the biggest crisis in its history, with many tour operators struggling to survive following big falls in young travellers. The number of people staying in hostels has fallen by nearly seven per cent over the past two years, down from 593,000 per year in March 2010. By Marina Thomas | News Limited Network Read more For great...Read More

The dos and don’ts of travelling abroad: Backpacking in New Zealand

So you’ve decided to travel to New Zealand for a backpacking experience of a lifetime? Great! New Zealand really is the adventure capital of the world. It’s a popular place among backpackers and those with round the world tickets, as tourism in New Zealand really caters to the budget and backpacker minded. NZ loves international travellers, so here are a few tips that will help...Read More

29 Lessons From Travelling the World: By Benny Lewis

Fantastic blog by Benny Lewis , Original Story Eight years. That’s 416 weeks, or almost 3,000 days. This is the amount of time that I have not had a fixed home; moving to a new country, culture and language every few months and taking absolutely everything I own with me. It has been a significant percentage of my life, and it’s still long from over. I had actually done some travelling...Read More

The top 10 things to take travelling

Jerome Luepkes is a Berlin-based business consultant and travel writer. For most people, travel is about seeing new places, experiencing new things and meeting new people. Apart from the fact that travel can take time and cost money, there is also a small matter of what to take with you when you set out on your next expedition. I believe that travellers can improve their overall experience by...Read More

Free (or dirt cheap) vehicle-accessible camping areas in New Zealand

Often Transfercar receives questions about where you can park your car or campervan overnight for free.   It’s fair enough we think, that if you already have a place to sleep in, you shouldn’t have to spend extra cash on accommodation, so we’ve found a website that that has the answers you seek: The Department of Conservation (DOC rocks!!) manages over 250 vehicle-accessible camping...Read More