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Badass Backpacking is a resource for affordable and meaningful travel with a positive impact.  Here you’ll find realistic, thorough, and  advice & itineraries for off-the-beaten-path destinations. Whether you desire to travel better on a budget, embark on a solo adventure or travel with more purpose, you’ve come to the right place!

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  • 7 Travel Journal Ideas For Every Day Of The Week

    7 Travel Journal Ideas For Every Day Of The Week

    Why do we write? I’ve recently come to love writing. I like to write down thoughts, goals, things I’m grateful for, and even to-do lists! Some people write for their work or for enjoyment. Others think they don’t have a creative bone in their body. I enjoy writing most when I’m traveling. Being away from […]Read More »
  • 15 Things You Need To Know Before Going To Singapore

    15 Things You Need To Know Before Going To Singapore

    Today’s Singapore is one of the world’s most prosperous countries. What stood out to me the most was the incredible urban planning, and representations of so many world religions, lifestyles, and cuisines. It’s also emerging as a top travel destination. There were also many aspects that surprised me. When I arrived I had no idea […]Read More »
  • The Impacts Of Overtourism: How Travelers Can Help

    The Impacts Of Overtourism: How Travelers Can Help

    With more people traveling than ever before, economies are improving and the tourism industry is booming. The money brought in from tourism can bring wealth to rural communities, cushion financial recessions, fund restoration projects and create new markets for industry.  Tourism has many benefits, but there are also negative side effects that arrive with more […]Read More »
  • Itinerary for Singapore in 3 Days

    Itinerary for Singapore in 3 Days

    A melting pot of cultures, delicious foods and green spaces throughout, Singapore has it all. Located on the southern tip of Malaysia, it’s easy to see why this exciting and diverse city has quickly become a top tourist destination. I decided to visit Singapore in 3 days on a whim during my last month studying […]Read More »
  • 39 Ultimate Travel Tips To Be The Most Badass Traveler

    39 Ultimate Travel Tips To Be The Most Badass Traveler

    Do you want to travel better on a budget? Take more advantage of the opportunities around you? Get out of your comfort zone? I already know that you’re a badass so here are  39 travel tips to help you be a badass traveller. All opinions and experiences are my own.  This list below is divided […]Read More »
  • 12 Free & Cheap Things To Do In Melbourne

    12 Free & Cheap Things To Do In Melbourne

    If you ever plan on visiting Australia you should know that Melbourne can be an expensive city to explore. Even with favorable exchange rates from USD and Euros (CAD is about equal to AUD), food and accommodation prices can be pretty steep compared to nearby destinations. The most popular things to do in Melbourne (going out […]Read More »
  • 19 Unusual Things To Do And See In Melbourne

    19 Unusual Things To Do And See In Melbourne

    I’ve lived in Melbourne for more than 4 months and have found out a thing or two about this city. I’ve discovered my favorite non-touristy places to explore with friends, relax with a book, or have sunday brunch. I’ve found some great neighborhood spots to grab a quick meal or an afternoon coffee. I’ve discovered […]Read More »
  • 11 Ways To Make A Positive Impact Wherever You Travel

    11 Ways To Make A Positive Impact Wherever You Travel

    If you’re reading this, you probably love to travel. You probably love learning about new destinations, trying new foods, and connecting with local cultures that are different from your own. Sometimes, however, it is easy to get caught in the trap of just “checking it off the bucket list.” I am guilty of visiting touristy […]Read More »
Hey there! I’m Jessie
Hey there! I’m Jessie
I love long plane rides, surprises, and sipping coffee. Traveling for me is about making memories, laughing lots, and leaving a positive impact. Here I share crafty budget tips and ideas for traveling more minimally, sustainably, and meaningfully.
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