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Hi, I’m Jonny. I started backpacking around the world in 1997 and have continued to live and travel abroad ever since. I started Backpackingman in 2013 to give advice to other travellers about adventure, culture, and budget travel. On my adventures, I met my wife, Sidra, and we now travel the world together.

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Best European palaces - Alhambra in Spain.

30 Beautiful European Palaces To Visit

Europe is packed with palaces full of history and these are 30 of the best European Palaces you can …

Tuk tuk Thailand driving in Bangkok.

Tuk Tuk Thailand (Ultimate Guide to The Fun 3-Wheeler)

Tuk tuk Thailand! Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? But what the hell are these somewhat crazy…

best national parks on the west coast United States - Crater Lake in Oregon.

11 Best National Parks on The West Coast (USA)

The national parks on the west coast of the USA are some of the most famous and impressive in the wh…

National parks on the east coast of the United States - forested mountain scene.

10 Best National Parks on The East Coast (USA)

The national parks on the east coast of the USA may not get the attention like other well known nati…

best castles in Japan - Himeji Castle.

10 Best Castles in Japan to Visit

When you think of castles you may mostly be thinking of Europe, but the castles in Japan are some of…

hiking trails in Europe

Best Islands in Europe for Group Hiking

Europe is home to stunning islands that offer some of the most spectacular terrains in the world. Bo…

Japan Guides

Matsuyama Castle best castles in Japan

I spent 3 months in Japan and it’s one of my favourite countries to explore, and also the country I have written about the most.

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The Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of sub-tropical islands off the coast of Cornwall in Britain and is where my father’s side of the family is from and one of my favourite places in the world.

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