Szentendre: The Perfect Little Day Trip from Budapest

Szentendre is a cute little town that sits on the banks of the Danube Bend, and it’s also one of the easiest day trips you can plan from Budapest. Having already spent a few days sightseeing around the capital, we decided we wanted to plan a day escape somewhere quiet but not too far away […]

Tips to help you breeze through airport security this summer

This post is brought to you by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to help you avoid delays going through airport security this summer. It’s summer, you’ve been planning your big vacation for a while, and all you can think about is getting to the lake/beach/mountain – it’s understandable! But with your mind’s eye fixed […]

Touring the Cape Peninsula by Sidecar

On our first trip to Cape Town back in 2015, Sam and I explored the Cape Peninsula on a bike tour. While it was a nice outing thanks to our upbeat guide, the weather did not cooperate and the scenery was marred by fog, rain and grey skies; so when we were planning our most […]

5 Ideas for a Nevada Nature Escape

What are some things you associate with travel in Nevada? Is it kayaking through a canyon on crystal clear waters, frolicking across red boulders on a landscape that looks straight out of Mars, or walking through wetlands where birds outnumber visitors? If you had asked me a few years ago, I would’ve answered none of the […]

Postcards from Valley of Fire

For anyone planning a trip to Las Vegas, I have a new bucket list item to add to your list: a day trip to Valley of Fire! Most visitors looking for a taste of Nevada’s outdoors choose Red Rock Canyon which is a short 30-minute drive from the Vegas Strip, but if you’re willing to […]

Jodhpur: A Guide to Exploring India’s Blue City

When we were first planning our India travel itinerary, Jodhpur was one of the places that I insisted on adding to the list. There are only a handful of blue cities around the world and I wanted to see this one! We gave ourselves a total of 3 days in Jodhpur, which I felt was […]

My India Travel Itinerary: 1 Month Across India by Train!

Today I’m sharing my India travel itinerary with you all. One month in India may sound like a long time, but when you’re planning to travel in such a big country, one month can feel like a huge time constraint. Where should you go and what should you do?! Sam and I ended up in India […]

March Updates from That Backpacker

March started out in India and I actually had to go back and check my calendar to see if this was true because that trip already feels like ages ago! I also thought I’d show you this behind the scenes shot of the trip back home. Travel can often be depicted as oh-so-glamorous, but long-haul […]

Jaisalmer: The Jewel of the Thar Desert

Today I’m picking favourites and I have no qualms about it. We spent a whole month travelling across India – 7 destinations in total – but the one that I’m still thinking about is Jaisalmer. Located in the Thar Desert just 30 kilometres from the border with Pakistan means that getting to Jaisalmer was quite the […]

How to spend 3 days in Agra and see the Taj from every angle!

We came to Agra for the same reason everyone else does: to see the Taj Mahal. This symbol of undying love is one of the seven Wonders of the Modern World and one of the most beautiful buildings in India, so like countless travellers before us, we too made the long journey to see it with […]

February Updates from That Backpacker

Hello from Kolkata, the final leg of our month-long adventure in India! It’s been a great trip filled with desert landscapes, ancient sandstone fortresses, cows roaming down the streets, and thali sets big enough to feed a whole family, but at the same time my body is begging for a break. Don’t get me wrong, we visited […]

Seeing Red in Delhi

During my third year of university I signed up for a course titled Islamic Art and Architecture for one of my electives. I was travelling in Argentina at the time my enrolment window opened, and I remember sitting in a hostel in Cordoba battling a slow internet connection while I tried to figure out what classes still had seats remaining. […]