Feldkirch youth hostel, Austria If these walls could talk, there would be a world-weary rasp in their voice. It would probably be a slow voice, one that needs time for thoughts to be collected. There would be a lot of thoughts to sort through… but also an inevitable sluggishness that comes from age. You see, […]
You know those moments when every stereotype you have about a nationality is realised? I had one of them the other evening in a hostel in Austria. It might not surprise you to hear that the nationality in question was American. (Cue slightly off-key rendition of Star Spangled Banner.) I was trying to get some […]
There’s lots of history and culture in Poland – enough to keep you entertained. But the other great entertainment is the bar scene – and it’s cheap!
What’s it like to travel through Paraguay? The buses aren’t the most comfortable but they are the most convenient and offer a real insight to the country.
You don’t find many backpacker hostels in South America with a pool and deckchairs. But at Puerto Iguazu in Argentina, you’d think you were in a resort!
Away from Punta del Este Punta del Este is the typical beach holiday in Uruguay. But it’s not the best. Here, the sands stretch for kilometres. Waves crash onto the shore, filling the air with thunder and the smell of salt. Birds fly overhead while fish leap from the water. The sun rises in the […]
John Waite is the world’s oldest backpacker, still staying at hostels at the age of 89 as he travels the globe. Here are some of his tales from his journey.
At 89, John Waite can easily claim the title of world’s oldest backpacker. After his wife passed away, he retired and his began his 30 year world journey.
Gram’s Place at Tampa, Florida tribute |ˈtribyoōt| (noun) An act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration It was exactly two decades ago that a young man built a tribute in Florida to a musician he revered. It was no statue, though – no lifeless representation of what had once […]