Backpack Becky: I grew up in the UK, living in Leeds and Birmingham. I then quit my job and lived in Japan for one year, first in a ski resort, then I moved to Osaka to teach English. After a year in the land of Hello Kitty, I moved just outside of Paris to be an au pair. I'm now travelling through Australia doing helpx. I've spent a lot of time travelling through Europe and south-east Asia, and also doing a lot of skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving and finding vegetarian restaurants.
Hi Beatrice, there are loads of backpacker jobs in New Zealand. I worked on a dairy farm there and it was easy money. Plus, the country is very safe and I travelled with backpackers I had just met and I hitchhiked a lot. See More
Hi Gill, I recommend Arthur's Pass. Hanmer Springs is nice for a few hours but essentially is just an outside pool resort. There are plenty of walks around Arthur's Pass and all along that route. If you're a Lord of the... See More
Hi Beatrice, I travelled alone as a 24 year old girl and I had no problems. However, I did buy my own car but I met plenty of other solo girls that travelled by the tourist buses. There is a backpacking New Zealand group on Facebook which was really... See More
Hi Irrestry, I would recommend staying at all of the places you are going to and not commuting each day. Windsor is easy to get to from London, but it would be cheaper to stay in Windsor. You may as well also stay in Bath.... See More
Hi Taylor, there are some fantastic neighbourhoods around Kyoto, but also so much to do in the city itself. Around Kyoto: - Hikone a big castle north of Kyoto. Not much else to see apart from the castle, but worth going to if you haven't seen... See More
Hi Larry, I've never had an issue with any of my luggage on trains in the United Kingdom. If you were a bit apprehensive, maybe put a padlock on your suitcase, but I have never known any issues to occur :) See More