Month: January 2017

Getting Your First Few Travel Sponsorships

I know I took a long time in delivering my promised tips on scoring free press trips (or travel sponsorships) and I apologise for that. The problem is, I am one of those unskilled writers who need some inspiration, a fresh perspective perhaps before they can pen down their thoughts. And I got my inspiration just a couple of days few, hence I am writing. What inspiration, you asked? For my two-month long backpacking trip in Europe, which is starting in March, next year (two months from now) Zurich Tourism Board, Frankfurt Tourism Board and Budapest Tourism Board have already confirmed that they’ll be sponsoring my trip in their city. Though they’re not paying me any money, they’re offering a few days of free stay, transport, guided tour(s) and activities – in short, they’ll create an itinerary for me to explore their city. Isn’t that awesome? It sure is. Blogging itself is awesome, and rewarding too if you know how to do it right! It has been a year now since I’ve been blogging. And I’ve …

How To Choose The Best Travel Backpack

Over the past few years, my mode of transport has fluctuated between flights, buses, overnight trains, hitchhiking, motor-bike trips, walking, you name it. And this has forced me to change my travel backpack quite a few times – sometimes because I was unsatisfied with the product, and sometimes because it no longer served my needs well. When it comes to travelling I’m totally okay to adjust to the situation. I can sleep at an airport, travel in a rickety bus, and eat at someplace disgusting. But while buying the travel gear, or more importantly a backpack, I make no compromises. A proper gear makes your travel easier and helps you feel more confident. Hence, no compromises. But I wasn’t like that always! I remember the first time I bought a backpack (some 5 or 6 years ago), I bought it without a single thought. It had no padded straps, no hand rest, no waterproofing, and it was only a top loader. What’s worse is that it came with no warranty (I’ll tell you why the …