Why another travel blog?

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“So, why another travel blog?” you might ask.

  1. To plan our adventures ahead. First of all we will use this blog to structure our thoughts and plan our trip(s).
  2. For documenting our adventures as we go. Second we want to document our trip(s) through words, pictures and video, as it’s fun to look back and re-live our adventures. Also important for making the next adventure even better!
  3. To gather the best travel advice for flashpackers. Finally we’d like to give something back to the travel community and to other people in the same situation. We’re doing a lot of research (as engineers we’re prone to research every little detail) and like to document our findings for both our own future travels, and for your benefit, in order to compile the best material for flashpackers on this blog.

A flashpacker

A flashpacker shares some of the characteristics of a backpacker: a sense of independence, no fixed itinerary and relatively long periods of travel to more exotic and far-flung destinations. Whereas backpacking is traditionally associated with budget travel and destinations that are relatively cheap, flashpacking has an association of more disposable income while traveling and has been defined simply as backpacking with a bigger budget.

Also check out this article at Vagabondish giving some neat tips about flashpacking.