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Best Backpacker Games

This post was originally published on GoGirlGuides.com on 8/8/11. When you’re on the road, it can be hard to find the space to bring much entertainment along for the ride. Luckily, a great night can be had with little more than a deck of cards or a pad of paper and a great group of […]

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Iconic Travel Experiences… For Less!

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 6/17/11. Every destination has something you just have to see or do. You’ll read about it in guidebooks as you plan your trip and you’ll hear it when you arrive from the locals. As a tourist, you’re expected to want to go to visit the top tier attractions, walking the […]

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Packing a Backpack: 5 Essential Tips

A year ago from today, I was wrapping up my month long backpacking adventure to New Zealand and Australia. I was a rookie backpacker (hence the blog title “Packed Suitcase“) but during that month I grew to love the whole backpacking experience. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have a few growning pains as I learned […]

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London’s Best Cheap Eats

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 4/20/11: I’m a big solo travel enthusiast, and over the years I’ve gained quite the soft spot for London… There’s something about the combination of museums with ridiculously important artifacts, fancy high tea, parks with beautiful flowers, world-famous theater, charming accents and the hint of royalty that permeates the entire […]

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Las Vegas on a Budget

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 4/8/11:  Neon lights, five star hotels, celebrity chefs and lots (and lots) of slot machines… LAS VEGAS! Photo courtesy of pbo31 Many eager travelers venture to the City of Sin with high hopes of winning big and leaving at least a little richer. Unfortunately, Las Vegas is a glitzy town […]

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High Tech Flashpacking… on a Budget

Originally posted on GoGirlGuides.com on 3/14/11: Round the world backpackers used to diligently pack their canvas backpack with bare essentials, kiss their families goodbye and set out into the world knowing that contact with home would be minimal… a postcard here, a long distance call there.  They were on their own and, for the most […]

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Itinerary: Two Days in Sydney

I’m sitting on the plane en route to New Zealand, and after two days packed with exploring I finally have a free moment to reflect on my oh-so-brief time in Sydney. SNAP JUDGEMENT: Sydney is a really vibrant city! It has world-class beaches, tons of green space, beautiful coastal hikes and neighborhoods steeped in history […]

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