Why You Should Add Albay to Your Philippines Itinerary

I was dreaming of a new adventure.  I was waiting for another few weeks so I could start my trip in Asia. I have been dreaming of the Philippines for a while already.  I had met a few Filipinos in Western Canada and I was quite excited about this part of the world....
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Trekking in Banaue-Batad

You’ll simply need to Google Banaue and, trust me; you’ll want to go!  I read about it on other blogs and I thought; it sounds amazing.  Let’s go! While I was in Manila, I met a local blogger who recommended me to take a tour guide as it can be dangerous and tricky to...
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10 Life Lessons you Learn from Travelling the World

Hello World! This is what I want to have in mind when I wake up every morning.  Well, let’s say that it should be my second thought of the day – right after the: “I need a coffee” one. This is the life I have chosen.  So, I’d be ashamed not to make the most of it. In...
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Camper-Van Life, Week #3 – The End

Camper-Van Life, The End 8600 Kilometres so far NT & WA 4 showers Annoying flies, massive ants, many cows, a snake, a crocodile, two dingos and a few camels. This is a weekly update of our road-trip across Australia.  Click here to start from the beginning. The...
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Camper-Van Life in Australia, Week #2

5500 Kilometres so far, SA & NT, 4 showers, Too many flies, too many cows, a kangaroo, a few emus, a camel and a lot of big bugs, A special thanks to the spiders for joining me in my third shower!   This is a weekly update of our road-trip across Australia. ...
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Trekking in Banaue-Batad

You’ll simply need to Google Banaue and, trust me; you’ll want to go!  I read about it on other blogs and I thought; it sounds amazing.  Let’s go! While I was in Manila, I met a local blogger who recommended me to take a tour guide as it can be dangerous and tricky to...

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What to Do in Morocco

Those who know me well know how I allow myself be tempted by new destinations quickly (if not daily!). While I was studying to become a travel agent, I wanted to go literally everywhere. It was impossible to choose only one destination. The world is just so huge...

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Two Classical Trekking Tours in Tibet

When I was in China, I realised how close I was from Tibet.  I didn’t have enough time to stay around longer, but it’s still on the bucket list!  If you travel to Tibet, you might want to consider taking a tour with Tibet Vista. Trekking in Tibet is a...

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Running Out of Money while Travelling

When nothing goes to plan… Running out of money while travelling can certainly be a nightmare. Been there! (Ahem, and more than once!) I guess this is normal considering my reality as a traveller with debts and a serious case of wanderlust. It happened back in...

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What’s a VPN and why you might need one

When I arrived in China, I wondered if I would be able to keep up with the blog and to work on my other assignments (#digitalnomadlife). Why’s that? Because Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google are prohibited in China.  It has been like that for many years already....

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How to be a Travel Blogger

Everybody can start a travel blog.  It’s easy to get started!  Own a travel blog is a thing.  Be a travel blogger is another one.  I started blogging last July and so far, I love it!  Being a travel blogger is a full-time job… even if you already have a...

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THE BROKEN ONE - MELISSA GIROUX

THE BROKEN ONE - MELISSA GIROUX

Melissa Giroux is the writer behind (or beyond) A Broken Backpack.  Originally from Quebec, Canada, she is living the dream (or at least… an English life).  Hopping in Australia (and around), she loves to explore and to live abroad.  Collecting mistakes, stories and experiences, she will embrace the changes.  She is broken.  And she likes it that way. Broke, anxious and crazy rhymes with her sarcasm. Want to work with me?