Archive | June, 2011

A closer look at the Yangtze River, China

I’ve been researching some of the best rivers in the world lately, that would be good for kayaking. Kayaking and canoeing are two things that I used to love doing whilst growing up. Lately, since moving to Sevilla for the summer, I’ve been thinking of taking it back up again, and it’s got my mind […]

Australia Vs New Zealand

When it comes to travel down under, both New Zealand and Australia offer so much for any traveller looking to have a good time. Whether it’s beautiful scenery you want, adventure sports, or just to lounge by the beach, both countries combined really do have it all. When choosing where to base your first working […]

Recipes from around the world – Massaman (Southern Thai) Curry

One great thing about travel for me is that you get to experience cuisine from all around the world. Even when you can’t afford to eat out however, you can still give some foreign dishes a try by cooking them yourself at home. I am currently in Lagos, Portugal, and although I have loved eating […]

Discovering Zimbabwe

By Guy Arnold My destination Zimbabwe is, for some, a backpacker’s dream. It’s got all you could want: vast expanses of countryside, dramatic waterfalls and beautiful wildlife. Its climate may be a little overbearing for some so, if you’re planning a visit, pack sun cream by the bucket-load. Light clothes would also be a logical […]

Are hostels the best option for backpackers travelling as a group?

As a solo traveller, staying in a hostel is good for me for two reasons, they are cheaper than a hotel room, and they are a better place to meet new people. If I pay for one bed in a 14 bed hostel dorm in Sevilla for instance, it costs me around €10 – €11 […]

Photo of the Week – The Seychelles

The Seychelles is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. Typically, when people think of this island the words “Luxury Holidays Seychelles” come to mind, or something like what you would find at the Constance Ephelia Resort. Not usually what you would think of for budget backpackers like ourselves, […]

How to travel cheap in Sydney

Right now in this current economic climate, Australia is one of the most expensive places in the world to travel for a budget backpacker. It is the only country it seems in the western world to have avoided the worst effects of the economic downturn (due in most part to it’s ties to Asia and […]

Is cruise ship travel a viable alternative to flying for a backpacker?

As a budget backpacker, and someone with a major fear of flying, I am always on the lookout for ways to travel without jumping on a flight that won’t break the bank! Whether it’s train, bus, ferry, bike, or car share, I really don’t care. If you can provide me with an affordable means of […]

How to experience the best of Northern Ireland

Today’s post was written by Femke Gow. When travelling to Northern Ireland, budget can be one of the main worries for a backpacker. On average a pint of beer in capital city of Belfast costs around £3, and a pub meal usually around the £8 mark. It’s not hugely expensive for western europe, but on […]

Travel Blogging Update – 7

A lot has been happening at RunawayJane.com lately, so I thought it would be a nice time for a little update to let you guys know what I’ve been doing, and what you can expect from the site in the near future. Learning Spanish in Spain Some of you may have read an earlier post […]