“Tourism is porn, backpacking is making love” – Someone who knew their shit

Want to backpack the world but have a tight budget?

No worries. You don’t need to be a millionaire to explore the world. At Rucksack Ramblings, you’ll find everything you need to know about independent budget backpacking. Guides for off-the-beaten-path destinations, tips on saving money on the road, travel inspiration, you name it – it’s all right here.

Hi there!

Nice to meet you! Those two guys to the left are Liam and Mariana and they’re the happy little backpackers behind Rucksack Ramblings. They’re a mid-twenties Australian-Danish couple who share a love for unknown paths, new experiences and staying curious. Back in 2013, Mariana left Copenhagen the same week she graduated from uni to go solo backpacking till the very last cent. Liam had that same brilliant idea in 2014 and in 2015, they randomly met on a beach in the lovely San Blas Islands. Between the two, they’ve backpacked extensively through South America, Central America, North America, Western Europe and Eastern Europe as well as countries in Northern Africa and the Middle East. They’re currently based in Australia while mapping out their next shenanigans.

What We Do

We have a PhD in backpacking on a tight budget. We’ve done it for more than 4 years and know every trick in the oh-man-how-am-I-going-to-make-my-money-last book.

When we’re on the road, we aim to spend around $20 a day. That includes accommodation, food, and transport. Because of our budget, but also because we love escaping the crowds, we often end up in off-the-beaten-path destinations. Many times, we find it’s the chicken buses that are the most fun, the local food markets that are the most interesting, and the locals that know the best spots.

That’s how, over the years, we’ve become quite good at getting unique and epic experiences without blowing our budget. But don’t get us wrong – it’s not all about money. Above all, we think backpacking is about feeling good, learning new things, and enjoying life.

Oh, and eating crap tonnes of new, tasty food.

What’s In It For You?

We created Rucksack Ramblings to inspire budget backpackers to embark on new adventures. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or planning your first trip, we can help you have an awesome experience.

You don’t need many things to go exploring the world. In fact, the biggest step is to make the decision to do it; from there, all you need is ideas. We’re here to help you with that. With down-to-earth information, useful tips and tricks, and a little inspiration, we want to make budget backpacking both fun and easy.

So kick back, get comfy, and let’s start planning your next adventure. You’ll be packing your backpack before you know it!

Stuff you need to backpack the world

  • Backpack

  • Undies

  • Passport

  • Awesomeness

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