Articles written by: Patrick Hutchison

Secret Storage

Secret Storage

The fact that theft is a concern for travelers and backpackers is an unfortunate reality, but one that deserves your consideration. In some travel situations, carrying a wallet just means that your cash/credit cards/passport are readily accessible.  In these situations, carry your most important documents in secret pouches or an [...]

5 Signs You’ve Been Traveling Too Long

5 Signs You’ve Been Traveling Too Long

[Kuzma]/[iStock]/Thinkstock You could end your backpacking trip for any number of reasons: a job, homesickness, losing one of your anti theft purses, regular sickness and school are just a few examples. In some cases, instead of you ending the trip, the trip ends you. It makes you mad, changes your [...]

Ways to Work Abroad

Ways to Work Abroad

If there’s one thing better than traveling abroad, it’s living abroad. The thrill of living in a foreign country, getting paid and immersing yourself in a new culture is too attractive to simply ignore. But it’s hard enough getting a job at Radio Shack to even think about moving your [...]

Introduction to Couchsurfing

Introduction to Couchsurfing

Every year, anti theft travel bags in tote,hundreds of thousands of youth spread across Europe and beyond for the backpacking trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately, many will waste much of it getting funneled into tourist trampled dead zones; places that are so catered to the traveler that they may as [...]

How to Sleep in Train Stations

How to Sleep in Train Stations

[zgr_pro]/[iStock]/Thinkstock Unlike the U.S., Europe got it right with trains and kept it right. Train tracks lay from Dublin to Athens, from Oslo to Barcelona and everywhere in between. Train stations are everywhere and provide a hub of food, shelter and useful services, often late into the night. As a [...]

Common Mugging Procedures for Backpackers

Common Mugging Procedures for Backpackers

[AmmentorpDK]/[iStock]/Thinkstock It’s an unfortunate reality. Backpackers get mugged. But people all over the world get mugged every day, from backpackers to city locals. The problem is, when a backpacker gets mugged, their entire life is stolen. All money, clothes and valuables. The first step in avoiding such a fate is [...]

Keep Your Bag Secure

Keep Your Bag Secure

[AmmentorpDK]/[iStock]/Thinkstock Security is of paramount importance when you are traveling. For most backpackers and adventurers, everything you need to survive is contained in a small bag. Parting with it could strand you in a foreign country, with no money or resources. Staying secure should combine the right equipment with the [...]