Top 100 Backpacking Resources

When backpacking around the world it’s important to have all the resources you might need at your fingertips. These resources are available in various top ten lists milling around the internet, but you can’t fit all the sites you need into a list of just ten so I’ve gone a step further.

Below is a list of the top 100 backpacking resources (besides Top Backpacking Destinations of course!) that travellers may need when they’re backpacking around the world, whether it is a guide to destinations or a simple currency converter. These are

Backpacking Guides

Lonely Planet www.lonelyplanet.com
Time Out Guides www.timeout.com
World Backpackers www.worldbackpackers.net
Gap Year www.firstgapyear.com Gap year travel guide and gap year directory
The Guardian Travel www.guardian.co.uk/travel
Home and Abroad www.homeandabroad.com
Gridskipper www.gridskipper.com
Spotted by Locals www.spottedbylocals.com
Transitions Abroad www.transitionsabroad.com
Gap Adventures www.gapadventures.com
Euro-backpacker.com www.euro-backpacker.com
Backpacking Europe www.backpackingeurope.com
CitySpy www.cityspy.info
The Backpacking Site www.the-backpacking-site.com
Bakpak Travelers Guide www.bakpakguide.com
Backpacking www.backpacking.net
The Backpacker www.thebackpacker.net
Time For a Holiday www.timeforaholiday.co.uk
World Travel Guide www.worldtravelguide.net
Fodor’s Travel Guides www.fodors.com
Virtual Tourist www.virtualtourist.com/travel
Travel Independent www.travelindependent.info
Backpackers.com www.backpackers.com
Go Plan It! www.goplanit.com

Backpacker Accomodation

World Best Hostels www.worldbesthostels.com
Hostel in Europe www.hostelineurope.com
Hostelbookers www.hostelbookers.com
Hostel World www.hostelworld.com
Couch Surfing www.couchsurfing.com
Hosteling International www.hihostels.com
Late Rooms www.laterooms.com
Vietnam Hotels www.vietnam-hotels.net List of Vietnam Hotels from budget to luxury
Stay in Europe www.stay-in-europe.org
Hostel Pages www.hostelpages.com
Hotels Valued www.hotelsvalued.com
Hotel-Base www.hotel-base.com
Kayak.com www.kayak.com
Milhouse Hostel www.milhousehostel.com Top Hostel in Buenos Aires
The Guide to Sleeping in Airports www.sleepinginairports.net

Buying and Booking

Travel Supermarket www.travelsupermarket.com
Travel Jungle www.traveljungle.co.uk
Lastminute.com www.lastminute.com
Last Minute Travel www.lastminutetravel.com
Travel Zoo www.travelzoo.co.uk
Voucher Codes www.codes.co.uk
Skyscanner www.skyscanner.net
Trip Advisor www.tripadvisor.co.uk
Expedia www.expedia.co.uk
Britain on rail www.britainonrail.com

Backpacking Communities

Dopplr www.dopplr.com
Thorntree thorntree.lonelyplanet.com
Where Are You Now www.wayn.com
Travelblog www.travelblog.org
Travel Pod www.travelpod.com
Igougo www.igougo.com
Twitter www.twitter.com
Gumtree www.gumtree.co.uk

Backpacking Blogs

Frugal Holiday Tips goeurope.about.com/cs/travelbasics/a/saving_money.htm
LA Times Daily Deal Blog travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog
Globespotters intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/category/globespotters
This Just In – Budget Travel current.newsweek.com/budgettravel
Guardian Travel Blog www.guardian.co.uk/travel/blog
The Professional Hobo www.theprofessionalhobo.com
Indie Travel Podcast indietravelpodcast.com
The Frugal Traveller frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com
One Year Trip www.oneyeartrip.com
Vagabonding vagabonding.com
Eds Gone South edsgonesouth.com
Approach Guides www.approachguides.com

General Backpacking Gems

British Embassy www.fco.gov.uk/en
World Weather www.worldweather.wmo.int
STA Travel www.statravel.co.uk
XE Currency changer www.xe.com
Travel Insurance Guide www.travelinsuranceguide.org.uk – Great insurance info for backpackers
Travellers Point www.travellerspoint.com
Work The World www.worktheworld.co.uk/
Backpacking Resources www.backpackingresources.com
Hiking and Backpacking www.hikingandbackpacking.com
Backpacking Light www.backpackinglight.co.uk
Travel Directory www.traveldirectory.org.uk Great backpacking Resources
Tourist Click www.touristclick.com/
Simply Parking www.simplyparking.co.uk
Travel and Tourism Directory www.traveltourismdirectory.com
Travelwebdir.com www.travelwebdir.com Travel Resources
Travelistic www.travelistic.com
Serious Eats www.seriouseats.com
DFYT www.dontforgetyourtoothbrush.com
Ecoteer www.ecoteer.com
The Bathroom Diaries www.thebathroomdiaries.com
Tripit www.tripit.com
Backpacking Resources www.backpacking-guide.com
ATM locator visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global
CyroFinders – worldwide flight info www.cyrofinders.com
Travel Rants www.travel-rants.com
Audioguide2go www.audioguide2go.com
Photosynth www.photosynth.net
Hazelmail www.hazelmail.com
The Man in Seat Sixty-One www.seat61.com
Budget Travel budgettravel.about.com/od/howtobeabudgettraveler/tp/howtolist.htm
Boots and All www.bootsnall.com

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