How to plan a backpacking trip

As my post on backpacking travel tips proved so popular, I thought I’d share the process I go through when planning a trip. I don’t really have a checklist as such but it occurred to me that I do follow a set routine when planning a trip and there’s actually quite a lot of  research… Continue reading How to plan a backpacking trip

Another European music festival – Rock for People 2019, Czech Republic

Well, it’s time for another festival. As you’ll know if you’re a regular Tor Goes Travelling Again reader, my friend Beck and I go to a different European festival every year.   This weekend we enjoyed scorching temperatures at Rock for People, a popular festival two hours outside Prague in the Czech Republic. Rock for… Continue reading Another European music festival – Rock for People 2019, Czech Republic

Tors Travel Tips – tissues, snacks and staying safe as a solo traveller

I recently read a travel article about a solo city break in Vienna. I was quite surprised that the writer thought it a big deal to have a weekend away alone. Of course I travel alone every year for a few months and have done for over fifteen years now, so I’m well used to… Continue reading Tors Travel Tips – tissues, snacks and staying safe as a solo traveller

Follow in my footsteps – photos of my feet around the world

Many years ago I read a great travel article about a London photographer, Tom Robinson, who documented his travels by taking pictures of his feet in weird and wonderful places. His feet are eventually joined by his new girlfriend’s feet and later by their daughter’s feet. My friend Paula, who has joined me on several… Continue reading Follow in my footsteps – photos of my feet around the world

Backpacking isn’t just for exotic foreign places – how to be a Backpacker At Home

I’ve been back in the UK, my home country, for two months now (and yes, it feels like a lifetime since I was eating delicious street food and swimming in volcanic lakes in Central America). I’m back home to work the summer season, save enough money to put some away for when I’m old and grey… Continue reading Backpacking isn’t just for exotic foreign places – how to be a Backpacker At Home

When is a country not a country? Non-countries, principalities and disputed territories to explore

I love backpacking and would like to eventually visit every country in the world. At the moment I’m at 78 countries (I think!). However, not every country is a country. Or is it? Here’s some of the odder places I’ve visited during my many years of backpacking. Transnistria, Moldova This disputed territory declared independence from… Continue reading When is a country not a country? Non-countries, principalities and disputed territories to explore

A new year, a new European music festival – with some backpacking on the side naturally

Five years ago my friend Beck and I got really fed up with the price of UK music festivals. Despite being in our thirties we still enjoy live music and the thrill of discovering new bands at festivals. But the cost of tickets, plus the uncertainty of British weather was putting us off. So a… Continue reading A new year, a new European music festival – with some backpacking on the side naturally