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Backpacking Tips

10 Things You Didn't Think You Needed While Backpacking

Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel

Getting ready for a backpacking trip is an art. You have to fit everything you need to survive into a bag that looked a whole lot bigger in the store....

Learning To Live With Less

Leora Novick | Posted 10.10.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

When you think about picking up your life and moving across the world for six months, things in your life tend to fall into two different categories. Can I live without it or do I need this for my everyday happiness?

Becoming a Minimalist Traveler

Matt Kepnes | Posted 06.07.2011 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

Travel doesn't need to be stressful. While it's easy to head off with your backpack and bankcard in hand, most travelers only learn this the hard way, through tough experience.

Packing Lessons From South America

Erin Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Erin Griffith

After 149 days in South America, here are the lessons I learned about making the most of your backpack.