Ever since I was a kid, watching shows on the Discovery Channel with my dad — like the ones that talk about how the most dangerous and deadly snakes and spiders inhabit Australia — I have been fascinated with the land down under, and even more drawn to that which is known as the Outback. […]
[O]ne of my prized travel memories would have to be from the month I spent working on an archaeological dig site in Spain. It was a long month, a dirty month, but also a month where I was able to do more than hostel-hop. I made great friends, connected with my surroundings, and worked out […]
Brooke shares 7 alternative travel ideas, from yoga retreats and volunteering abroad to taking cooking classes.
[P]eople often think I’m joking when I say that I love the food in Kyrgyzstan. Compared to other Asian countries, I find it an absolute joy to not be confronted with dish after dish of seafood, most likely due to the landlocked nature of the country and poor transportation network. Instead, the traditional cuisine bases […]
When it comes to talking about the hotness of the local population, male travelers tend to take the lead. I can’t tell you how often I have been surrounded in a hostel by male backpackers just going on and on about the women they see on the streets. Fair enough, there are plenty of countries […]
Brooke shares her advice for how to prepare for a cross-country train trip in Australia, including how to pack and what to bring.
Cultural differences and cost of living are just a few of the things to consider before becoming an American expat in Australia.
Brooke makes a strong case for backpackers to explore Central Asia with her top 7 reasons to visit Kyrgyzstan.
You’ve just finished trekking in Nepal for a week or riding trains across Russia for two. Your wardrobe has consisted of heavy Keen hikers, cargo pants and the same fleece pullover the entire trip — now the attire in every photo taken thus far. In the short-term, this setup puts little strain on the female […]
From Dave: I’m excited to announce Brooke Schoenman will be joining the Go Backpacking family as of this month, and will henceforth be contributing on a weekly basis. I began following Brooke way back in 2007, as we both (publicly) planned our future travel adventures. Please join me in offering her a warm welcome! I […]