About Us

The Non Backpacker is a blog about the travels of two flash packing ‘non backpackers’.

We have lived a fairly unconventional life by today’s western standards, met at 14 and 15, in jobs by 16 and 19, married at 20 and 21 and getting a mortgage at 21 and 22. When you know you know!! We don’t currently have any children but do have two adorable house rabbits.

Travel became a priority in our lives (read that as an obsession) in 2015 after an inspiring trip to Uzbekistan. Travel had been in both our lives before but whilst sitting in a bus during a rather bumpy 6 hour trip through the desert it all finally clicked.

Since then we’ve spent our time working to pay for our adventures.

Our travels fit in around our busy “normal” life, by making the most of our days off and saving hard we are hoping to see lots of the world.

It isn’t as easy as full time travel, we spend much more time and money going backwards and forwards between countries. It isn’t the best for the environment either which we are becoming ever more conscious of.

We both crave hot showers, working toilets and Wifi and by working a 9-5 it helps us pay for the small luxuries in life. Sure sleeping in 12 bed dormitories and eating super noodles can bring it’s own delights but for us it needs to be a little more comfort orientated. We budget (with many many spreadsheets) and we use backpacks and packing cubes and we both have a hatred for hand luggage with wheels.

In 2018 we hit a milestone of visiting 10% of the world together and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

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