Information, advice and bookings


Accessible, reliable and unspun summaries of countries and regions targeted at backpackers. Includes pros and cons, advice on safety, food, costs and guidebooks and suggested routes.

Country summaries from the publishers of the market-leading guidebooks.

Hotels and hostels

Railways and ferries

Englishman, Mark Smith, spent his career in the railway industry and has travelled the world on trains and boats. His user-friendly site has a wealth of information about the railways (and ferries) throughout the world, including links to booking sites.




Currency conversion


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