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Posts from the ‘Backpacking’ Category

  • June 14, 2012
    This tiny backpack fits in pocket, but packs a lot of stuff

    PackBack is a feather-weight backpack from Trek Light Gear that weighs just 3 ounces and can fold into a package the size of a child’s fist, but with the super-strong parachute nylon, it is able to carry more than 30 pounds. The parachute nylon is strong and resistant to mildew and rot. It stuffs into […]


  • March 24, 2012
    This collapsible bottle is the perfect travel water bottle

    The Platypus PlusBottle is a water bottle that takes up almost no space and can be rolled and tucked in to a corner of your backpack. Backpacking means little space and comparatively lots to carry. If you’re one of those people who like to drink water more frequently, then you traditional water bottles can be […]


  • December 22, 2011
    Backpack made from yacht sails are light and sturdy

    More and more people are backpacking these days and with a huge competition for backpacks out there, one can get confused on the lightest yet sturdy ones. The larger ones can carry a whole lot of stuff, but the trade-off is it gets heavier. The U.K.-based company, Terra Nova Equipment, will launch the Quasar series […]


  • December 13, 2011
    Green travel: Tips on simple and cheap travel

    Would you travel greener if it were simple and inexpensive? 90% of travelers in a survey on Lonely Planet indicated that they would like to have less of an impact on the environment when they travel. Unfortunately, traveling responsibly can be expensive or impossibly difficult (hauling your solar powered scooter around the world). Luckily, there […]


  • December 6, 2011
    Rentmix lists apartments so you don’t stay in crappy hotel

    Traveling during the holidays can be expensive and a major chunk of your expenses goes in to hotels. If you’re traveling with friends or family then consider renting an entire apartment or house-sit for someone else who’s traveling instead to save money and get more amenities. There are a lot of rental-home websites out there […]


  • November 22, 2011
    Triptrotting matches you with your host or traveler

    If you are on Couchsurfing then you know the concept of free accommodation and hosting. That is one of the best ways to experience a destination, get the best advice on all things-to-do and above all, meet a local and make a friend. But there are concerns in terms of compatibility with your host or […]


  • November 14, 2011
    Tip: Check your bags for damaged valuable items before leaving the airport

    If you’ve got to take something valuable, especially something fragile and valuable, on a plane, it’s best to try to carry it on. If you must check in then be sure to look at your bags before you leave the baggage claim area, just in case that item has gotten damaged or disappeared. Most airlines […]


  • October 13, 2011
    Tips: How to choose the right backpack

    We love backpacking and always encourage travelers to go light, which means you should carry less stuff and pack them in a light and sturdy backpack. This also means that you have to decide which one is right for you. Factors such as your height, weight, immune system, etc. can decide which backpack is really […]


  • October 6, 2011
    Travel apps for iOS reviewed

    From our on-going reviews of travel apps for iOS (iPhone, iPod and iPad), here are some of the latest ones we have reviewed. You can see all of them at out iPhone Apps page. Convert EverythingCost: Free/$0.99 GobyCost: Free SCVNGRCost: Free TrazzlerCost: Free Fast CustomerCost: Free TipulatorCost: $0.99 Rick StevesCost: Free


  • September 25, 2011
    Tip: Do it yourself travel clothesline for $1

    For backpackers and travelers with one bag, facilities like doing laundry using a washer and dryer is a luxury. Traveling cheap and light means carrying one small backpack which means you’ll have to learn to do laundry in hotel rooms, bathroom sinks, and other areas without a washer and dryer. You can easily wash your […]


  • September 25, 2011
    Tips: Travel light by washing clothes using laundry soap

    If you’re a frequent traveler who prefers to pack light with just one carry on bag you’ll be doing a lot of laundry in your hotel sink. You can buy small packets of Woolite, but if you’re going on an extended trip a bar of laundry soap will last a lot longer. Financial blog Mr. […]


  • September 25, 2011
    Big Pocket Travel vest lets you carry an entire suitcase of items on you

    If you’re worried about the baggage fees airlines charge you these days then this Big Pocket Travel jacket, a low-cost, over-sized, airline-friendly, light-weight jacket is the ideal travel accessory for you that lets you carry up to 22 pounds of stuff with you on the plane. Created by British company Rufus Roo, the Travel jacket […]


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