About My Travel Backpack

My Travel Backpack is all about invoking adventure and inspiring people to pack up, go beyond the boundaries, and explore this amazing world. Our goal is to become a portable archive of unique tales and practical tips and advice for those who wish to travel on a budget. We believe that traveling brings up universal moments so we aim to engage wanderers from all walks of life with our content.

Travelers have the power to inspire others to start their own adventure. With this blog, we offer more than how-to guides and the lowdown on countries we’ve explored; we share personal tales and reflections on the world.

The good news is that you can reach far-flung lands or the destination of your dreams on a budget. And we’re here to show you how. We hope that by reading our blog, you’ll gain a new perspective and attitude towards travel. Because sometimes, that’s all it takes.                                                          

Brooke Verlini

Brooke has been a connoisseur of back roads and obscure places since she was a girl. Growing up in a small working farm, she knew at a young age that there was so much to see and understand about the world. Since she left home at 17, she’s been gallivanting around the world. She’s a go-to resource for fearless Euro travel and extreme budget adventures. Her colorful experiences moving from one country to another with only time to spare will surely inspire you to leave the rat race and chase your backpacking dreams.

Read her stories.

Nikolaj Salinger

After graduating from university, Nikolaj went off to backpack across South East Asia to recharge himself for the next chapter of his life. Realizing there was more to explore, he ditched his return flight home and decided to wander some more. While he sees backpacking as an expression of freedom, Nikolaj gets easily attached to a place, and stay there longer than usual. Over the course of three years, he’s had several jobs, usually at hostels where he stays, bookstores, and restaurants. He’s met people from all walks of life and still keeps in touch with them. If he has time to spare, he reads and writes voraciously, much of which is dedicated to this blog.

Read his adventures.

Bonnie Rush

Bonnie is always on the road with some amazing adventures ahead. Her favorite continent is South America and she’s passionate about culture-focused traveling and ethical and sustainable tourism. During her time in university as a research assistant for a sociology professor, she realized she can’t fully understand cultures from a safe distance. She quit her job to become a full-time “voluntourist,” which brings her to places where she can immerse in local communities and support their causes. On top of writing, one of Bonnie’s priorities is offering women advice on how to stay safe while solo backpacking.

Read her musings.

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