Budget & Backpacker Travel

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The Globetrotters Club - A great travel club, active for over 50 years, for independent travellers and travel enthusiasts of all ages. Club members share travelogues, travel information and experiences, hospitality and friendship.

The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports - A fabulous and unique guide to hardcore budget travel. Donna McSherry has been celebrating airport sleeping since 1996 and created this site for those who are really, really on a budget and are looking for a way to skim a few bucks off their travel expenses by sleeping in an airport.

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Artoftravel.com - One look at the design and it is obvious how long this site has been around but nonetheless much of the advice given remains timesless. Written by an independent traveller of 35 countries via eight economical tours, this complete online guide has tips, commentary, and humour for travelers of every kind and contains no advertising or commercial contracts.

Backpacker Essentials - A magazine for travellers by the YHA.

The Backpacker - Though this site doesn't appear to have been updated for s few years now the famous world beer index still makes it worth pointing a link at it.

Backpack Forever - A global community of budget travelers, backpackers, and experience seekers share their knowledge.

The Backpacking Site - Set up as a comprehensive resource for intrepid travelers everywhere. You will find information on backpacking and low cost travel, ideally suited to gap year students or those who simply wish to see the world and experience everything while they have the chance.

BootsnAll.com - A well established site that since 1999 has steadily added bells and whistles to its range of quality articles on topics of interest to budget travellers and backpackers. Top class.

The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports - A fabulous and unique guide to hardcore budget travel. Donna McSherry has been celebrating airport sleeping since 1996 and created this site for those who are really, really on a budget and are looking for a way to skim a few bucks off their travel expenses by sleeping in an airport. Also cover bus and rail stations etc. Slept in an airport yourself? Send your recommendations or tips on airports to avoid.

Budget Travel - Save Cash - Travel information for everyone. A huge range of resources covering all the world comprehensively.

Digihitch.com - This resource for no budget travellers has morphed from a guide to thumb propelled road and rail travel into a well used board to discuss hitchhiking and subculture issues.

Funky Traveller - Put together by a small number of independent travellers this is an evolving collection of travel photos, travel articles and diaries, info on various places that they have visited and links to other travel sites.

The Globetrotters Club - A great travel club, active for over 50 years, for independent travellers and travel enthusiasts of all ages. Club members share travelogues, travel information and experiences, hospitality and friendship.

GoBackpacking - Dave Lee's blog has slowly changed from the story of his own 2007 RTW trip into a more comprehensive travel resource while maintaining a focus on providing time and money saving advice.

Hitchhikers - Hitchhikers can search for rides and drivers who are looking for some company or a fee, can submit their rides. Plenty of trans Europe rides offered on the board.

Hitchwiki - A collaborative website for gathering information about hitchhiking and other cheap modes of transport. This mulit lingual site is maintained by many active hitchhikers all around the world.

HoboTraveler.com - Perpetual traveller Andy Graham's community of travellers.

Indie Travel Podcast - Since November 2006 the Indie Travel Podcast has evolved into an independent travel hub with regular audio and video podcasts along with articles by travellers from all over the world. The Kiwi editors have been travelling since 2006.

Travel Independent - About independent budget travel covering what to pack, where to go, before you go, and on the road, plus images and country summaries.

TravelNotes.org - Though showing its age in some ways this large directory of articles and information arranged by subject and region is still a truly great site put together by a veteran traveller to over 120 countries. Also an opportunity to submit your own travel writing.

Travel Punk - Information and links on hostels, Eurail passes, tips, and travel tools, message boards and more.