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Backpacker's Ticket To The World

Backpacker's Ticket to the World

Backpacking is a way to see the world in all it's natural beauty. It gives you the chance to mingle with the locals, experience the culture up close and taste the country from a unique point of view.

Backpacking is a leap of faith. No matter how much research you do before you set off, it is unlikely the countries you visit will be anything like you imagined. Pictures and descriptions can tell you what it is like and how to prepare before you get there, but you will always be pleasantly surprised. This is the beauty of backpacking, you get to actually ‘discover’ the countries for yourself, explore them, uncover the history and then interpret them in your own way. No book or website could ever do this.

If you are contemplating going backpacking but not completely convinced, then take it from the people who have been there, it’s an unmissable experience. Once you have been backpacking it will be in your blood forever, you will have a lifetime of happy memories and stories to tell your friends and family. The beauty of backpacking is that you won’t need a small fortune to do it. In fact the biggest cost will be the flights. Backpacking is accessible to all sorts of people so don’t be put off thinking it’s an activity for the better off.

Your Travel Options

Volunteering on a gap year can be a very rewarding experience and can provide you with invaluable skills for your return home.

So if you are thinking about going on a gap year, or wanting to volunteer while you are travel, visit our gap year section:

» Gap years and volunteering

Ticket to the World Australia

Backpacking AustraliaBackpacker’s ticket to Australia. A full country guide on going back-packing to Australia, what to take, how to prepare, visas, health, working, transport, campervans and much more!!! Full Australia guide

Book your backpacker hostel accommodation here:

Quick links:
Sydney hostels | Melbourne hostels | Adelaide hostels | Perth hostels

What is a backpacker?

Backpackers are open minded individuals ready to take on new challenges and experiences. They are an alternative breed of tourist who have more time and less money than the average holiday maker. Because of this, backpackers need straight to the point information on destinations, accommodation and activities. They want to experience the world for what it is, to see as much as they can with the budget and time they have. You can use Ticket to the World as a resource to help you with your research before you go backpacking or to keep up and seek advice while you are on the road also. We plan to help you every step of the journey!

Do You Fancy Writing for Us?

Have you ever considered yourself a bit of a travel writer, or perhaps you plan on becoming an newspaper writer when you return from your travels. Well here is the perfect chance to build up some experience while enjoying a leisurely life on the road! Whatever your career path, being able to write on your Resume that you wrote for us WHILE you were travelling the world, will look really impressive!
So if your pens are already twitching, click here to see what information we still need.