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Hi, I’m Steph 🙂 Thanks for visiting my website!

If you’re new around here, let me introduce myself.

I’m a digital nomad and I’ve been running this travel blog since 2016 (though I’ve been traveling solo for far longer).

You can read more about my story here.

The Pink Backpack aims to inspire others to try solo travel and maybe even give a location independent lifestyle a try!

…and of course entertain with my awkward adventure tales from the road.

Feel free to browse through some of my posts below to learn more, or say hi on socials @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

Packing Tips

The Ultimate Women’s Packing List

Useful Travel Items: 8 Surprising Things to Bring on your next Trip

5 tips for packing lighter

The best women’s daypack for travel

The Ultimate Multifunctional Travel Dress

My Favourite Trips

Backpacking Africa: From South Africa to Tanzania

Backpacking around Lake Victoria: Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya

Road Tripping around Southern Ethiopia

Digital Nomad Life in Kythnos, Greece

Travel Brands I Recommend

I only recommend brands that I personally use for my own nomadic lifestyle, and those are:

BookAway

BookAway.com is a go-to booking system for buses, trains and ferries around the world. They are set up in most locations, though I have been told they will be rolling out partners on the African continent soon. If you need some help planning local transportation during your travels, definitely check out BookAway!

Trusted Housesitters

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 in 2024. 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 by doing long-term house sits instead of renting accommodation.

Get 25% off an annual membership with Trusted Housesitters.

Safety Wing

Get insured for your travels with nomad policies starting at $45/month. I personally use Safety Wing’s digital nomad insurance, which covers medical, travel and personal items like lost luggage or stolen tech gear.

You can browse their package options here.

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Please read my disclosure for more info. 

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thepinkbackpack.com said:
Ah yes, I have yet to visit Pakistan. Hopefully one day :)
October 6, 2022 at 12:41 am
Kamal ud Din said:
HI, Being a solo traveller, I learned many tips from your blogs. Thank you for making these all efforts. Though, there are many diestinations are still to be write about like Pakistan.
September 24, 2022 at 12:56 am