A Travel Blogger’s Paradox

As most of you know by now, we're no longer just writing for fun... we are officially paid travel bloggers. HURRAY! Over the past few months, companies have contacted us for commissioned articles about travel-related topics, after reading articles on our website. When we started Borderline Backpackers, we'd followed the digital journey of other famous... Continue Reading →

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5 Tips To Save For Your Travels

We've said this before, but we often see comments on our travel photos and across our website, saying things like: "You're so lucky" "I wish I could afford to travel" "So jealous, I wish I could go somewhere like that" "How do you afford to travel all the time?" The simple truth is, you can... Continue Reading →

7 Ways To Being An Eco-Friendly Backpacker

As a traveller, you'll see many of the wonders that the world has to offer, but you'll also be exposed, more than ever, to the damage caused by the human race. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called 'The Final Straw', about how much of our plastic waste ends up in the ocean,... Continue Reading →

Six Months of Backpacking

I almost missed it, if I'm being perfectly honest. I've stopped checking my phone for the time or date, and I most definitely couldn't tell you if it was Monday or Friday. Time is no longer relevant, and I'm enjoying being off the clock. As it turns out, it has officially been six months since... Continue Reading →

7 Beaches In New South Wales You Wish You Knew About Sooner

The white-sand crescent of Bondi may be Australia's most iconic beach. It's popular amongst tourists and locals alike for its reliable waves, good food and upbeat atmosphere. Having already visited Bondi during out first week in Sydney, we thought it couldn't get any better... But I'm happy to say we were wrong! Australia has a... Continue Reading →

6 Tips to Surviving 30+ Hours of Travel

It is impossible to travel from one side of the world to another in a single trip and you may find yourself with multiple layovers to your final destination. While you can save money by booking a lengthier journey, be prepared for some exhaustion, frustration and hunger. Personal Opinion: Really cheap flights, and really cheap bus... Continue Reading →

The Backpacker 10 Commandments

Staying in a hostel dorm is something every backpacker will do at some point on their travels. It's usually the cheapest type of accommodation, and the more people there are in a room, the less it costs. There is almost an unwritten code that the experienced backpacker will have picked up along the way -... Continue Reading →

Oz backpack check list.

Backpack: This is obviously the main ingredient, unless you have pockets like Mary Poppins' handbag. The size you choose is completely dependent on the length of your stay, as well as the activities you plan to partake in. For a short stay you should look at 40-55L packs, they are also better suited for the vertically... Continue Reading →

Canada Backpack Check List (Winter Season)

Backpack: As you'll see in all my check lists, the backpack is the piéce de rèsistance, and rightly so. For Canada, you'll need a large pack for sure (55-70L), as the clothing you'll be taking will most likely be suited for colder weather, and subsequently larger in size due to insulation etc. If you are... Continue Reading →

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