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Hi! I’m Steve, the founder of Backpacking for Beginners, and if you want to travel the world, but don’t know how to start planning it, then I am here to give you a helping hand!

Back in 2009, I had barely left my home in England when I decided to pack everything in and travel the world. I had no idea what I was doing, or how to go about it, but I somehow muddled my way through and spent two years exploring the globe.

I’ve been traveling around the world on and off since then. Plucking up the courage to get on a plane one wet day in September 2009 changed my life and was the best thing I have ever done.

Now I want to help you live the dream too!


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What To Take On A Contiki Tour: A (Complete) Packing List

I still remember spending most of the days in the run-up to my first major trip packing and repacking my …

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How Much Spending Money Do I Need For Contiki? (Revealed)

Once you’ve paid for your Contiki you then have the next challenge, working out how much spending money you need …

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Are Contiki Tours Good For Singles? (Discussed)

Even the most experienced travellers still get trepidation about travelling solo. I know I still do. There are all the …

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What Is Contiki Accommodation Like? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

We all have different expectations and needs when it comes to travelling. Some people are happy to pay extra for …

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Do Contiki Buses Have Wifi? What Is Life REALLY Like On Your Contiki Coach

There is one thing you can be sure of if you book a tour with Contiki. Actually, make that two …

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Are Contiki Tours Worth It? (Discussed)

Contiki divides opinions like no other tour company. For some it offers the dream trip, for others it is the …

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How Do I Become A Contiki Tour Guide? (Explained)

To many people it seems like the dream job, getting paid to travel the world. But being a tour guide …

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When Does Contiki Have Sales? (And How Much Can You Save?)

There is no doubt we all love to snag a bargain, and if you can save something on the cost …

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