Destinations

Europe

Europe is a popular spot for first-time backpackers because it’s generally deemed as very safe and there’s HEAPS of different countries to explore and different cultures to indulge in within such close reach. There’s something for everyone, whether you want to explore the outdoors or take in one of the many capital cities.

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Asia

Asia (in particular South East Asia) is a popular spot for backpackers on a tight budget. It’s great place to try all kinds of weird and wacky foods, wander around endless temples, shop at insanely cheap markets and ride motor bikes through the countryside.

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Central America

It may only be a small area, but Central America has TONS to explore. It’s a great place for outdoor adventures – whether it be climbing volcanoes, meeting local wildlife, swimming under waterfalls, learning to surf or exploring the jungle.

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South America

South America is a massive and incredibly diverse continent, full of life and oozing with culture. Spend your days hiking, shopping at colourful markets, meeting llamas and alpacas and drinking Argentinian wine.

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Australia Pacific

The natural beauties of Australia and New Zealand are a must for any keen traveller! There are also heaps of stunning islands to explore in the South Pacific.

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Japan

Japan is not only full of delicious sushi but also incredibly friendly locals. While there, get involved in the quirky culture and explore the pristine parks and gardens – ideal in spring when the cherry blossoms come out!

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Spain

Within hours of landing in Spain, you’ll immediately feel relaxed – that’s just the Spanish way! While there you can explore the many incredible cities, indulge in tapas and sangria, be amazed by Gaudi’s architecture, climb mountains, relax on the beach….

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Wales

It might be a small country, but there’s plenty of natural beauty to be explored in Wales. Hike up Mt Snowdon and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, then check out some of the UK’s best beaches on the south coast, stopping at many castles along the way!

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England

An easy starting point for many non-European travellers, England is famous for its thriving capital city, but be sure to also venture out into the countryside too. You can unfold the mysteries of Stonehenge and visit set locations from the Harry Potter films.

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Croatia

Croatia is famous for its picture-perfect islands, crystal clear waters, fascinating history and traditional old towns. It’s an ideal spot for a summer holiday full of island hopping, sailing, hiking and waterfall gazing.

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Bosnia & Herzegovina

A tiny country with plenty to explore, Bosnia & Herzegovina was horrifically impacted by the Yugoslavian war. As well as learning about the history, you can jump (or watch others jump) from Mostar’s famous bridge and check out waterfalls equally impressive as those in Croatia, but a whooole lot cheaper.

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Hungary

Budapest is one of Europe’s most diverse and interesting capital cities, filled with fascinating war history, thermal baths, incredible architecture and unique ‘ruin bars’ – the Hungarian way of making use of old, war-torn buildings.

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Germany

Everywhere you go around Germany, you’ll find fascinating history – often linked to WW2. This stunning country is filled with castles and other amazing architecture. And of course, Germany is most famous for its beer!

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Finland

Lapland, in Finland’s north, is an ideal spot to relax in winter wonderland, ride with huskies through the snow and hopefully catch the northern lights.

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Denmark

Discover the diveristy of colourful Copenhagen, perfect for a weekend getaway for those living in Europe.

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Australia

A huge country, with lots to see and do, Australia is a popular spot for coastal road trips and camping by the beach. See the famous sites such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Uluru, get up close and personal with the local wildlife.

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New Zealand

World renowned for being an incredibly beautiful country, New Zealand is an outdoor-lovers dream. You can climb mountains, find perfectly reflective lakes, gaze at impressive glaciers, see whales splashing about and get your thrills by sky diving or bungee jumping.

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Peru

Most famous for the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru is a popular spot for hiking and outdoor adventures. While there, you can also shop at the colourful markets, get up close and personal with llamas and alpacas, sand board in the desert and spot wild animals in the Amazon.

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Bolivia

Bolivia is a wonderfully quirky country, where you can mountain bike down Death Rd, be amazed by the offerings of the witches’ markets and appreciate the vastness of the salt flats.

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Argentina

Argentina, famous for mouth-watering steaks and some of the world’s best wine, is also a great place to get outdoors, hiking through Patagonia. While there you can also get right underneath Iguazu Falls and explore the diverse neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires.

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Brazil

An incredibly huge country, you could spend months exploring the natural beauty of Brazil, including caves, waterfalls, fresh water lakes and of course beaches. Head to the Pantanal to fish for piranhas and experience the madness of Carnivale in Rio.

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Chile

Chile’s diverse landscape makes it a great place to explore, from deserts to mountains to the stunning street art in the bigger cities.

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Vietnam

Vietnam is a hugely diverse country with busting cities, beautiful coastal areas, many mountains to hike and many caves to explore. Often backpackers choose to go through Vietnam on a motorbike, allowing you the freedom to stop of wherever you like while passing some stunning scenery.

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Iceland

Iceland is easily one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth – an outdoor lover’s dream! You can check out waterfalls, glaciers and canyons and if you’re lucky maybe even see the northern lights!

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Guatemala

An ideal place to learn Spanish and mingle with the locals, Guatemala is also a beautiful and diverse country, with jungles, black sand beaches, volcanoes, colourful markets, and a stunning volcano-crater lake.

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Belize

Go to Belize to get a feel for island life and experience out-of-this-world snorkelling – I’m talking dozens of sharks and stingrays at your fingertips!

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El Salvador

Though sometimes considered unsafe, the locals will undoubtably make you feel at home in El Salvador. While there, you can learn to surf and eat endless pupusas!!

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Nicaragua

Famous for partying, Nicaragua is a LOT of fun. When you’re not drinking endless Flor De Cana, you can go volcano boarding, laze away on beaches or ride mopeds or quadbikes around a sleepy island.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to some of the most incredible wildlife you’ll ever see – lots of sloths and turtles! Other fun activities include some of the longest ziplines in the world, picture-perfect beaches and unbeatable national parks.

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Panama

One of the more affluent countries in Central America, Panama is a great place to get lost in the jungle, hop between uninhibited islands and lay on amazing beaches.

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Coming soon: Greece, Montenegro & Slovenia