Start Here: Resources and Helpful Links
Hi! I’m Steph 🙂 Thanks for visiting my website!
If you’re new around here, let me introduce myself. I’m a digital nomad currently transitioning from full time travel to van life!
I’m doing a DIY conversion of my 2013 GMC Savana into a tiny home on wheels…entirely on my own without any experience using tools. I mean, what could go wrong? I’m sharing a video series on the entire experience over on my new YouTube channel.
Please go subscribe to my YouTube channel if you feel drawn to, or you can read more about my story here.
I’ve been running this travel blog for 7 years now (though I’ve been traveling solo for far longer)!
This blog aims to teach others how to solo travel and live a location independent lifestyle, as well as entertain with my tales from the road!
Browse through some of my posts below to learn more, or say hi on Instagram or TikTok @thepinkbackpack.
Featured Blog Post:
Packing List for Backpacking
My Travel Resources:
Solo Travel Tips
How to plan your first solo trip
How to take photos of yourself while traveling solo
The Ultimate Women’s Packing List
Useful Travel Items: 8 Surprising Things to Bring on your next Trip
The best women’s daypack for travel
The Ultimate Multifunctional Travel Dress
Travel Hacking / Budget Travel
How I hacked a $800 flight for $80
How I hacked a FREE flight to Iceland
How I afford to travel while doing a PhD
How to use SkyScanner to find CHEAP flights
How students can travel for FREE in 6 Ways
The 7 craziest things I’ve done to afford travel
Learn to be a Travel Ninja with these Top Secret Travel Hacks
General Travel Tips
The Do’s and Don’ts of Hostel Etiquette
Travel Gift Guides
Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Female Traveller
Unique Travel Gifts for the Female Traveller
Vegan Stocking Stuffers for the Female Traveller
Travel Affiliate links
I’m an affiliate for several travel websites, which means I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. As you can see, I only have a few. This is because I only advertise the products and websites I personally use over and over for my own travels.
It would mean a lot if you used my link to make any purchases — the profits go towards the cost of running this website and support me to create the free content I post on the interwebs. Ta!
You can shop anything on Amazon through my affiliate link here.
Wondering how I find my house and pet sits around the world? I’ve used Trusted Housesitters since 2019 and I’m still going strong. Basically you can stay for free in other people’s homes while they are away in exchange for looking after their pets. For animal lovers, this is a win win scenario. I’ve saved thousands of dollars in the last year doing long term house sits instead of renting accommodation.
Get 25% off an annual membership and in exchange I get a couple free months! Thanks for your support 🙂
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You can browse their package options here.
Pssst…this page contains affiliate links.
If you purchase a product through one of my links, I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you.
This goes towards the cost of maintaining this website and creating free content for readers like you!
Please read my disclosure for more info.
Thanks for your support.