Tip number 1
Get a good backpack it needs to be practical, light and most importantly comfortable. An uncomfortable backpack equals an uncomfortable trip.
my pack is a osprey farpoint idea for being able to access all your items as it unzips all the way around and bonus points the day pack comes attached to it so you can remove very easily when you need leave you big pack behind.
Tip number 2
Don’t take everything
You are backpacking so what you take it’s going every where with you sounds silly but people take way to much stuff than necessary.
Tip number 3
Use travel shops to get free maps and information they don’t know your not buying anything and most people are happy to help I’ve been and visited some great places off a free map.
Hire a scooter and your off !
Switzerland on a budget !
1.book in advance
book in advance your accommodation we paid £ 450 for 5 nights and we had a self cooking kitchen which saved us so much money its untrue eating out in switzerland is the most expensive place i can think of im talking kids chicken nuggets and chips is £ 22 a steak sets you back about 45 swiss franc about £ 40 i think. so staying in a hostel that has a self cooking kitchen is a great money saver (Grindelwald downtown lodge) is where we stayed
2.use supermarkets it’s not that expensive for your everyday needs its slightly more exspensive but nowhere near like eating or drinking out prices.
3.take a decent camera the place is unbelievably beutifull
I used the go pro hero 5 to take all of my photos
4.Can you deal with heights? bear in mind all these high peaks you have to get up there some how which is done by taking cog wheels up high in the sky but the views are well worth being brave for!
5.go to the first! get the adventure pass its 81 swiss franc which gets you a cog-wheel to the top where you will find a few trail walks then you make your way down starting with the zip line then the mountain karts then trotty bike it was awesome!
Camping in oxford
We took it upon ourselves to camp in oxford as it is a very expensive place to stay over in the city centre of oxford and to be honest with you we love nature so camping is the best option as you can’t see much nature locked inside 4 brick walls can you
You are surrounded by many old building and canals wich look beatifull to see in person and when the weather is on your side it makes the experience even better !
I would advise if you can take your own bicycles DO IT as we had to walk 2 miles from our campsite and are campsite was the closest to Oxford city centre.lucky We are quite fit to do these miles and more. We thought we could hire them as there was so so many bikes in Oxford but soon realised after asking about no one hires them out either so try take your own bikes.👍
So why am I here well that’s a good question
Last year April 2016 I took myself out of my comfort zone and went on a backpacking adventure for one whole month all around Asia and yes i did have a full time job and yes i came back with zero holidays for the rest of 2016. And dam it was hard work.
But what I gained from that one adventure as changed my whole life and come to realise LIFE IS TOO SHORT !
So what you will see here on my blog is me CHASING HIGHS and hopefully inspire others to just get out there and live your life to the fullest.