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 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.
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My Travel Resources:
Solo Travel Tips
My Favourite Trips
Travel Brands I Recommend
I only recommend brands that I personally use for my own nomadic lifestyle, and those are:
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!
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.
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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