DIY: One day in Amsterdam

Colorful and crazy houses.  Canals and heaps of bicycles.  Open minds and unusual realities.  Open your eyes.  You’re in Amsterdam.  Lots of people (and many backpackers) stop in Amsterdam during their European travels.  What is well known for its vivacity especially...

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DIY: Fun Things To Do In Brussels

Belgium.  Why not?  It seemed to be a smart stop between Paris and Amsterdam.  I surprised myself thinking “What am I going to do in Brussels?”.  Guilty here.  I had no idea.  I certainly knew what I would eat but, I wasn’t sure about the doing part.   Brussels...

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4 Killer Reasons to Choose a Winter Getaway

Oh winter.  I thought I had managed to escape winter for good.  Sigh.  Well.  It didn’t happen, did it?  Now, since I left the Southern hemisphere, I’m dealing with England, AKA Infinite Grey Sky.  Fair enough, it’s not as cold as it could be (Canadian speaking!)....

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20 Unique And Unusual Hotels In The UK

Now that I temporarily live in the UK, I can’t help it;  my feet are getting pretty itchy.  Let’s put the wallet aside for a few minutes and let’s dream together.  How cool would it be to stay at some of these unusual hotels?   Make your next holiday unforgettable by...

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Pocket WiFi In Europe – Stay Connected!

It seems like the time where we used to travel without being connected with our loved ones is gone.  Time flies by - and technology is yet still surprising.     I was 20 years old on my first trip in Europe.  I bought a International call card so I can stay in touch...

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Here’s How You Can Time Travel With OldView.

Where would you go if you could go back in time?  Hold on. Is “where” the right word here?  Should it be “when” instead?  How cool would it be to time travel?  Would you rather go visit the future?  Or would you go back in time? As far as I know, time travel isn’t...

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Mental Health Travelling Tips Infographic

Suffering from a mental health condition can be very challenging and impact on your quality of life. Everyday tasks can become more difficult. Travelling is an eye opening experience however it can also be stressful at times as you are hundreds of miles from your...

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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 full-time...

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THE BROKEN ONE - MELISSA GIROUX

THE BROKEN ONE - MELISSA GIROUX

Hi! My name is Melissa and I am from Quebec, Canada.I’m the writer behind (or beyond) A Broken Backpack. I am a random backpacker, professional photo bomber, lovely devil-ish angel who decided to blog about it. Collecting mistakes, stories and experiences, I will embrace the changes.  I’m broken.  And I like it that way. Broke, anxious and crazy rhymes with my sarcasm.  Enjoy and happy travels!

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