10 Weeks, 10 Kilos

How to pack for 10 weeks in Europe, across two seasons, with hand luggage only. Challenge accepted. Check out what Matt has packed for this trip and what he recommends for your similar trips!

Happy Birthday Matt

Dear Matt, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE! Today my favourite travel buddy, my partner in crime, my best friend and the taller (much more handsome) half of Borderline Backpackers turns 26. You are the smartest, kindest and most inspirational person I have ever met. We've been all over the world together and you still manage to surprise... Continue Reading →

Another Birthday Abroad

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday over the past few days! The time change is still a bit confusing, but I felt all the love you've sent my way. You might be surprised to learn this is was my 8th birthday abroad, in a row. Yes, I only just turned 24.... Continue Reading →

Christmas Abroad

For weeks now, everyone we know has been talking about the snow, decorating their trees and shopping for presents. Me? I can't even tell you what day of the week it is! Christmas feels different when you're away from family or home, but even more so when backpacking. Ally's Christmas in Canada I grew up... Continue Reading →

$10/day food budget in Sydney, Australia. Hear me out… 

As a backpacker, you're trying to cut costs wherever possible, which will enable you to keep travelling longer. Food and drink can be expensive, especially in big cities, and it's easy to spend more than you'd planned if you don't keep track. Setting yourself a daily or weekly budget is an easy way to monitor... Continue Reading →

Coffee & Coconuts

Coffee & Coconuts – €€ – 9/10 Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner Ceintuurbaan 282-284, 1072 GK Located a bit further out of town, so worth getting a tram or cycling to. Walking distance from Stedelijk, Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, and close to the Heineken experience. We heard about this restaurant through our Kiwi mate, Mike. He... Continue Reading →

“Yolanda, be cool”

Ally and I had gone to meet her Uncle Kurt, for a late breakfast in Orangeville. Angel's Diner was exactly the way American diners look in the movies to us Brits: red booth seats, race flag flooring and neon lights. It could've been the set for the opening scene of Pulp Fiction for all I... Continue Reading →

Da Mario’s

Da Mario - ££ - 9/10 Pizzeria 12 Queens Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6BE, UK Our favourite restaurant in all of Bournemouth is Da Mario's. Named after the head chef, who made the pizzas from hand and wood fired it's a family run pizzeria, serving arguably the best pizza in Bournemouth, at arguably the best price. You're looking... Continue Reading →

Naked Dough

Naked Dough - £ - 8/10 Dessert Old Street Underground, London, EC1Y 1BE Love cookie dough? Want the ability to combine different flavoured scoops into a sugary sensation? Well this is the place for you. It's next to the Magic Roundabout bar entrance, in Old Street Underground station (before you go through the turnstiles). I combined 'Unicorn... Continue Reading →

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