Post Travel Depression Will Be For Tomorrow

"It's easier going away than coming home." Post-Travel Depression / Travel Blues / Insert your own travel struggle with a hint of reality here; Can I avoid one of these harsh diagnostics this time?   I booked it a while ago. I wanted to go home for a bit before I...

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Packing Tips For Summer Holidays

When you live on a tight budget, finding the cash for a holiday doesn't have to be tricky.  Using the cheapest transport and accommodation options means that you can still enjoy exploring the world. However, getting there is only half of the story. If you want to keep...

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How To Stay Sane When You Live Abroad

I’m a free spirit.  My life fits in my backpack (unless I go on a short holiday, then I steal my boyfriend’s suitcase).  My life also fits in 2 or 3 draws and a box that is waiting for me with all my winter clothes and some fancy underwear.  Moving overseas had to...

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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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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.  I believe there’s no need to be rich to travel.  This website is all about long-term travel without breaking the bank!

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