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The spring edition of Backpax magazine is NOW OUT! Pick up a guide in a hostel near you and find out about backpacking on a budget around the UK & Europe!
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Italy on a Budget: Pisa & Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre first hit my radar last summer when I stumbled across a photo. From then on I regularly envisioned pastel-coloured buildings etched into rugged cliffs.

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PLUS Camping Roma & PLUS Florence

PLUS Camping Roma was the perfect way to start off my escapades around Italy. Rocking up at the campsite around midday, after a 15-hour night train from Paris, I was eager to offload my bags and freshen up...

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JOB VACANCIES

Are you searching for some work to fund your travels? Backpax offers a fantastic list of some reliable agencies & contacts, which are well worth getting in touch with...

SPECIAL OFFERS

We all know that backpacking is synonymous with budgeting. From bargain beds to discounted tours, Backpax has got some wonderful special offers especially for any traveller on a budget.

COMPETITIONS

We will be hosting monthly competitions online, where you can win free nights accommodation in fabulous hostels, tours around Great Britain, Backpax souvenir posters... and much more..

TRAVEL TALK

Backpax is talking travel - visit our Travel Talk page to read a whole host of interesting articles!

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TOURS

Road-trip the length and breadth of the UK and Europe (or even countries worldwide) with groups of like-minded backpackers and knowledgeable guides. Check out our list our tour groups!

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Blog winner: Safestay

I’ve stayed in plenty of hostels. Some good, some bad, and some where I feared for my life. They vary so dramatically – from cockroach-ridden shacks, to swanky boutiques – that I feel I’ve become something of a hostel expert.

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Bude: the Cornish cream of all things outdoors

Taste a slice of quintessentially Cornish action by sampling the delicacies of Bude; the Cornish cream of all things outdoors. Bask on beautiful beaches and delve into its unique, south-westerly flavour.

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Liverpool's legacy

It’s the year 1207, King John is signing the Magna Carta at Runnymede, Genghis Khan is shaping an empire in Mongolia and in the north of England seven small cobbled streets are being built, or as you and I know it, Liverpool.

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UK Coastal Paths

Feeling enclosed and trapped by the hustle and bustle of the sprawling metropolis? Here is some food for thought: wherever you are in the UK, you can never be further from the coast than 70 miles.

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Reap the benefits with Kalixa Pay

Some say 'money makes the world go round' but we like to think 'money makes you go around the world'.

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1 Big Night Out

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy’ - Frank Sinatra’s words of wisdom echoed in my eardrums as I awoke...

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The perfect hostel in quaint Carlisle

Skylining a row of handsome Georgian terraces, with postcard-worthy views, this four-storey townhouse is home to Carlisle’s first independent hostel.

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