eBook Review: Win a Free Copy of “How To Work On a Cruise Ship”

“ Want to get paid to travel? Derek E. Baron from WanderingEarl.com has a new eBook, co-authored with Liz Aceves, about how to sail the world and be paid kick-ass money to do it!  Both have worked on a combined 12 different cruise ships and have laid out a step-by-step process for landing a job yourself with […]

Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw Challenge

Anthony Bourdain’s Medium Raw Challenge

Anthony Bourdain, the chef who inspired me to expand my foodie horizons by making it cool to eat animal entrails while traveling abroad, is running a contest to help promote his latest book, Medium Raw. Bourdain’s Medium Raw Challenge poses the question, “What does it mean to cook food well?” To enter, write and submit […]

Win a 6 Month Trip in the “Get Rid of Me” Contest

6 months, 18 countries, 1 trip of a lifetime valued at $100,000 is at stake in “The world’s first un-popularity contest”, GET RID OF ME. Brought to you by the experts of far-flung tours at On The Go Tours. All you have to do is convince everyone to get rid of you! The grand prize winner will […]

Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest

W. Eugene Smith said, “The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.” As travelers, backpackers, and globetrotters, we know it to be true. A simple photograph could not even begin to capture the multitude of opportunities to see, do, and experience around the world… and yet, most of us […]

Singapore Speaks: LIVE@SG


The following is a sponsored post. For me, any mention of Singapore brings back fond foodie memories, and the hospitality of my Couchsurfing host, who also guided me around the country during my stay.  While couchsurfing with a local isn’t always an option, there are other ways to get timely, accurate intel on one of […]

Create Your Own Adventure with GAP

Create Your Own Adventure contest

Last month, GAP Adventures launched a huge travel contest to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The idea behind Create Your Own Adventure is to allow participants to develop their own dream tour.  The grand prize winner will actually get to go on the tour they developed for the contest, along with 2 friends.  Plus, he/she also […]

And the Winners of the Hostel Dog T-Shirts Are…

Hostel Dog

On February 8th, Go Backpacking teamed up with Hostel Dog to give away a few free t-shirts. I’m happy to share the winners of the contest are: Michaela of Briefcase to Backpack and Wes of Johnny Vagabond Congratulations to both of you, and we hope you enjoy your new shirts!