Puerto Natales, Patagonia Chile

| by Jason | 14 Comments » | Chile, South America

Puerto Natales

Puerto natales 1 371 by Adriuu, on Flickr

If you are planning on visiting Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, you will inevitably arrive to Puerto Natales.  Lying next to the cloudy turquoise glacier shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza, extreme wind conditions are common.  It’s a small town with most buildings only a single story with the main street clearly more developed and groomed than the less traveled side streets.  Like many of the towns visited in Patagonia, they have become entirely dependent on tourism, from the backpacker to tour groups of retirees.  Towns centered on tourism mean you will typically find a modern super market, plenty of adventure rental equipment, touristy restaurants and unlimited lodging. Continue Reading

The Best Things to do for Free in New York City

| by Sponsored | 13 Comments » | North America, United States

Pictures of New YorkThe Big Apple, the city that never sleeps and where anything is possible – including having a great time on a budget.  Backpacking in a big city can be pricey, especially in a prosperous country such as America.  But it is possible to find cheap accommodation in New York City, to see the sights and experience life in New York without blowing your meager backpacker’s budget.  After all, it costs nothing to soak up the atmosphere of bustling, neon light-filled Times Square, gaze up at the jagged skyscrapers, or watch the sun set over the Hudson River from Battery Park.  The best of New York is completely free. Continue Reading

Miami the Big Havanna

| by Jason | 33 Comments » | North America, Reflections, United States

After 11 of months of traveling in Latin America, I felt a considerable amount of stress relief coming back to the United States, my home.  I always seek my comfort zone for relaxation, peace and ease of life.  That’s absolutely a contradiction to the fact that I do seek out travel, adventure and off the beaten path places.  The truth is, I will only seek them out with Aracely leading the way.   She is the outgoing, social, friendly, non fearing leader when it comes to exploring new cultural environments.  After having been through the experience of visiting a new place, I am always grateful for it, but it’s not something I would have done on my own.

Pictures of Convenience Stores

Jason Ordering His Favorite Coffee and Hoagie at Wawa

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10 Things to Love About India

| by Alastair | 61 Comments » | Asia, Guest Post, India, Photo Essays

Is India the most colourful, mad, exciting country in the world?  Probably.  Alastair Humphreys shares India with us through his lens.

Here are ten things I love about India.

1. Surprised, Confused or Amused

There’s never a dull moment in India. Wherever you look, at all times of day or night, you will see something that surprises you, confuses you, or amuses you.
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Road Trip: Northern Chile Altiplano

| by Jason | 35 Comments » | Adventures, Chile, South America

Salar de Surire Chile

Monumento Natural Salar de Surire

Entering Northern Chile from Peru will most likely lead you to the coastal town of Arica.  Check out our article on discovering Arica to find out what adventure lies there, but for this article we are jumping right into Northern Chile’s great Altiplano! Continue Reading

Travel Blog Success

| by Jason | 19 Comments » | Blogging Tips

Make Money With Your Blog
TwoBackpackers.com has come a long way since it’s inception in June of 2009.  We didn’t succeed on our own, for this was a subject not very familiar to us initially.  We succeeded with the help of several travel bloggers and travel blogging resources, most notably TravelBlogSuccess.com, created by David Lee of GoBackpacking.com. Continue Reading

Paris on the Cheap

| by Alex J | 21 Comments » | France, Guest Post, Western Europe

Paris Pictures

Paris by Milena Mihaylova, on Flickr

Ah Paris, the city of lights… the city of love… the city of backpackers?  This nickname might not have caught on yet, but Paris has a lot to offer the 18-25 set with a pack on their back.  Keep reading for some reasons why Paris is great destination for young adults and some tips on how to keep it cheap in this expensive city.

Choosing Accommodation & Location

When looking for accommodation in any city, I think location is the most important thing.  Staying farther away from the city centre usually means a smaller bill but more time on the metro and less going on in your area.  Luckily, in Paris the cheaper options are still in the centre of the action. Continue Reading