ABOUT THE BACKPACK RAMBLER

ABOUT THE BACKPACK RAMBLER

The Backpack Rambler is a set of informative and amusing travel guides to numerous destinations around the World, perfect for backpackers looking for truthful inspiration for their next trip!

Welcome and thanks for visiting my site!

To help you with the who, what, where and whys of my site, I’ve answered some questions below.

My blog is forever changing and being updated with new tales from around the world but my most recent (and current) trip in Europe is a good place to start.

Feel free to reach out to ask questions about where I have traveled and I’ll do my best to help! Email me at rowland@thebackpackrambler.com

For the important ramblings, I have also provided a Privacy Policy and a Disclosure Statement.

 

WHAT IS THE BACKPACK RAMBLER?

v. rarm.bleram·bled, ram·bling, ram·bles

1. To move about aimlessly
2. To walk casually or leisurely
3. To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth
4. To speak or write at length and with many digressions

Source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com

“The Backpack Rambler” started out as numerous emails, photos and Facebook posts to keep my friends and family back home up to date with where I was in the world and what I was up to. I then decided (with a little nudge from my girlfriend and travel buddy, Kate) to turn our adventures into an online blog!
So where does the name, “The Backpack Rambler” come from?
The clue really is in the title! The “Backpack” is self explanatory in the world of travel whilst the word “Rambler” rings true for the physical course my travels take as well as the talkative “journal entry” style of my writing.

 

WHO IS THE BACKPACK RAMBLER?

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After graduating from the University of Surrey in 2010, I spent nearly four years living in Sydney and exploring Australia where I found my passion for travel! Since then I’ve spent 3 months traveling around South East Asia including Bali, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand before ending up back in London (we’ve all got to work sometime!) I am now on a 5 month trip around Europe before emigrating to New Zealand.

WHY READ THE BACKPACK RAMBLER?

The main objective of writing “The Backpack Rambler” is to both inform and to entertain my fellow travelers and hopefully inspire “to be” travelers to finally book that plane ticket, pack their bags and go and embrace the weird and wonderful world. Life on the road can be dreamily good when you’re drinking in a breath taking beach sunset but it can also have some grim realities, like hand washing your pants in a hostel sink praying that they’ll dry in time to wear them as moths fly out of your wallet! Throughout my travels I’ve kept a log of the good, the bad and the ugly moments which I am now sharing with you.

This selection of journal entries aims to give you an overview of the numerous countries I’ve visited, with personal insights on how I conquered or survived each city to hopefully allow you to learn from my mistakes experiences! Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “ABOUT THE BACKPACK RAMBLER

  1. Awesome blog! How lucky you have been to have travelled to all of these beautiful and interesting places. Looking forward for to following your New Zealand adventure…a place which has long been on my bucket list!

    1. Thanks for the comment! I still have a many of my European countries to write up so keep this site in mind if you’re planning a trip anywhere and need some inspiration. Will be sure to send updates from New Zealand too!

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