Welcome to The Flashpacker!

Welcome to The Flashpacker!

Welcome, fellow Flashpackers!

This blog intends to document, inform, suggest and inspire.

It’s aimed at 30-something travellers (although there’s no age limit either way!) who maintain the ethos of their penny-pinching backpacking twenties but, these days, have a little more cash to play with.

I started The Flashpacker because I think there’s a gap in the market for travellers like me.  People who spent their 20s happily slumming it in crappy hostels, under questionable sheets, with doorless bathrooms and tummy-troubling meals . . . but secretly reckon they’ve earned the right to look beyond this.

Whether it’s a 2-week holiday or 6-month career break, the same attitude applies.  We work hard all year, we have decent savings (or as decent as they can be in these tricky financial times . . .), we’re responsible adults, and we can afford to splurge a little.  Although by “splurge” I don’t mean a $200 hotel room; I’m talking $20, up from the $2 of a few years previously!

I’m not a luxury traveller, but I’m no longer a student on a shoestring budget.  I’m somewhere in the middle.

I’m the Flashpacker!


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