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Bemused Backpacker is the ultimate resource for all backpackers and independent world travellers alike, offering travel advice, education, planning and inspiration for anyone dreaming of their first gap year or planning their next trip.

If you want to go backpacking but are nervous or apprehensive, or maybe you just need a little help and guidance in how to plan your round the world adventure, then this site is for you.

Contrary to popular belief, travelling the world does not have to be expensive, it doesn’t have to be organised and pre booked well in advance by an agent, and it is certainly not the preserve of the lucky few. Travelling the world can be done cheaply, easily and independently by anyone at any time, and that includes you!

Bemused Backpacker is here to encourage potential backpackers of any age or background to travel. It is here to show you the awesome tangible and intangible benefits world travel can give you, to show you just how easy it can be with a little bit of knowledge. So come on in and find out how you can follow your dreams and travel the world!

A Little Bit About Me

Michael Huxley Singapore ZooHi, I’m Michael. I’ve been backpacking around the world for almost fifteen years now and I want to inspire you to do the same. I am a published author, travel writer and charge nurse with an interest in emergency nursing and travel medicine, and I have still managed to make travel a big part of my life. If I can do it, you can too, so come with me and let me show you how you can make your travel dreams a reality. To find out more about me, please read the about me page here.


Get The Books

Bemused Backpacker Books

Get inspired to travel the world and then learn exactly how you can do it with the Bemused Backpacker range of books. Available in paperback and eBook versions across all formats, the Bemused Backpacker guidebook series will give you all the information than you need to travel the world cheaply, easily and independently. Find out more here.

Learn The Basics
Gap Year tipsLearn the basics of what you will need to know about planning, budgeting and embarking on your gap year or backpacking trip, and find out how to stay healthy and safe on the road. Read more in the travel tips section here or go straight to some of my most popular tips.

 How To Plan A Gap Year.

What Vaccinations Do You Need?

Basic Travel Safety Advice.


Use The Services

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Everything from an online travel clinic run by a qualified nurse to gap year safety consultations or resources for educational professionals. Click here for an overview of all the services or head straight to the one you need.

Gap Year Safety Consultation.

Travel Clinic.

Education Services.

Latest Travel Blogs

Egypt sunlight through ancient ruinsGet the latest thoughts, musings, news and advice from the Bemused Backpacker travel blog here Or go straight to some of my most popular blog posts.

Solo Female Backpacker Safety Tips.

Why Solo Travel Is Awesome!

10 Mistakes You Will Make As A First Time Backpacker.

What Type Of Backpacker Are You?

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