Create Your Own Backpacking Gear List With My Custom Google Spreadsheet

The new cloud-based version of my Gear Calculator Spreadsheet is available now! You can use this free tool to design your own custom backpacking and hiking gear list, automatically calculate weight and costs and see how different gear will affect your pack weight and budget. The new version is designed to work with Google Sheets, so you no longer need Excel or any special software (and it’s even easier to use….

10 Excellent Restaurants in Singapore

Singapore is a city of culinary diversity and excellence. With so much variety in style and quality, it’s no easy task to choose the best Singapore restaurant for your evening Different restaurants serve different cuisines. Many specialize in exclusive Asian cuisines while others offer a western, modern, and fusion. Quality…

TravelCon 2019 Update: Final Speakers, First Sponsors

Posted: 3/5/2019 | March 5th, 2019 With less than four months to go, I wanted to give you another update on our upcoming travel industry conference, TravelCon. With that in mind, let me tell you about some recent updates: First, we finalized our speaker list (I mean I may add a few more in but this…

Travel Patagonia – Puerto Natales, Chile

2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog – Travel Patagonia – Puerto Natales, Chile Subscribe Now -> http://feeds.feedburner.com/TwoBackpackers Puerto natales 1 371 by Adriuu, on Flickr If you are planning to travel patagonia and visit Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, you will inevitably arrive to Puerto Natales.  Lying next to the cloudy turquoise glacier shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza, extreme wind conditions are common.  It’s a small town with most buildings only a single story with the main street clearly more developed and groomed than the…

How to Use a Polarizer Filter

2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog – How to Use a Polarizer Filter Subscribe Now -> http://feeds.feedburner.com/TwoBackpackers Ushuaia Lighthouse I am leery of writing a photography guest post on Two Backpackers, only because their photography is so amazingly good, but when Jason asked me to do a guest post, I was in the midst of posting one of my lucky-good photographs on my blog, so…

Black Friday: Get Our Stuff for 66% off!

Posted: 11/23/2018 | November 23rd, 2018 It’s that time of the year again when we all go crazy for online sales. Yes, it’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday! As we do every year, we’re going to participate in this mass consumer event by putting all our guidebooks and courses on sale all weekend! From right now (Friday, November 23rd at 8 am EST) until Monday, November 26th at 11:59 …

Photo of the Day: The Neon Museum Las Vegas

2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog – Photo of the Day: The Neon Museum Las Vegas Subscribe Now -> http://feeds.feedburner.com/TwoBackpackers An Old Ornate Golden Nugget Sign from 'The Neon Museum Las Vegas Boneyard' A lot of people think that Las Vegas has little history or culture, which is understandable given the fact that the city is often about the…

My Top 14 Hostels in Amsterdam

Posted: 11/19/2018 | November 19th, 2018 Amsterdam will always have a special place in my heart. I spent a month there on my first trip around the world in 2006. I made local friends, wandered far and wide, and really got to know the city and its people. I fell in love with Amsterdam that trip. I’ve been back to visit Amsterdam every year since. The city is one of the most visited and backpacked in Europe. And it’s filled with hundreds of…

The 20 Best Christmas Lights Near Atlanta for 2018 (with Map!)

[UPDATED NOVEMBER 10, 2018] It’s no secret that our family truly loves Christmas. Whether we’re heading out to enjoy our favorite Atlanta Christmas events or staying home to savor our beloved Christmas traditions, we tend to spend the entire month of December (and half of November) celebrating our favorite holiday. Christmas lights are one of our favorite seasonal traditions. So naturally we decorate our home festively every year, both inside and out. I put up so many festive lights on the house, I’ve been called “Sparky” (after Clark Griswold) on more than one occasion. But we…

RTW Update: How Heather is Traveling on a Budget

Posted: 11/12/18 | November 12th, 2018 Last December, Heather won our round the world trip contest and was gifted a trip around the world worth $50 a day! In January, she started backpacking her way through South America on a budget. Today, she’s written a blog post about how she’s been able to stay on budget for the last 36 weeks and the lessons she’s learned as a new traveler! …

Why Huntsville, Alabama Is The Next Must See Travel Destination.

Huntsville in Alabama is one of those rare destinations, a true hidden gem that can surprise travellers constantly and on multiple levels, if they ever hear about it and travel there that is. From the origins of the space industry to a vast creative underbelly, Huntsville has a variety of things to see and do to keep every traveller happy, and this is why every traveller has to put it on their radar immediately. What do …

Where to Go Backpacking in Europe

2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog – Where to Go Backpacking in Europe Subscribe Now -> http://feeds.feedburner.com/TwoBackpackers Going on a backpacking trip to Europe can mean countless options for itineraries. There are so many different places to go and things to do that it can be hard to narrow it down. Before you start narrowing down your top choices of places to visit. Take a look at these suggestions from travel bloggers about how they would spwaend their time in backpacking Europe. Northern Europe Southern Europe Backpacking Sweden Backpacking Italy Backpacking Norway Backpacking…

The Road Team Experiences Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail 3 Ways

With eighty events completed and another season of travel under their belts, it was high time for the Live Outside and Play Road Team to relax. What better way than the Cheers Trail in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, a collection of 30 breweries, wineries and craft spirit producers based in and around Roanoke, Virginia. We only …

50 Facts About the History of Santa Claus Around The World

Like most kids who grew up in the US, I became fascinated with Santa Claus from a very early age. From his fuzzy red suit and his long white hair and beard to the reindeer who pulled his sleigh, this jolly old elf who distributed presents to kids all around the world was a larger-than-life legend. But unlike other children, I never really grew out of my interest…