The Broke Backpacker
4 Voted

The Broke Backpacker is a travel blogger whose articles focus on how to circumvent the globe on a tight budget. With over ten years of experience travelling, the Broke Backpacker provides some of the best content around on how to get by on $10 USD a day when journeying abroad.


The homepage is easy to use, with a simple scroll down function to view the various categories, as well as a series of tabs offering budget travel advice, travel jobs, where to go and resources. There is no search bar on the homepage, however after clicking on a section, one will appear to make quickly finding content slightly easier.


Other than budget travel, one of the principal features of the website is how to make money online while travelling, which the author calls ‘Ditch Your Desk’ and, by clicking on the link, will take you through to a different website with advice on how to get started. Under the ‘Top Reads’ on the homepage, there are a number of moneymaking articles, with titles such as ‘From Broke Backpacker to Online Entrepreneur’ and ‘How To Grow Your Crypto Portfolio whilst Travelling’.


Each article is aesthetically presented, with external links to other articles from the website and lots of high quality photos contained throughout. However, one of the problems I found was that with each click, a new tab would open, meaning you could suddenly end up managing several different tabs without even realising. I also found the font size on some posts to be overly large, meaning you could only read a couple of lines before having to scroll down. Smaller font size and fewer spaces between sentences would certainly make for easier reading,


Overall, the Broke Backpacker is a good resource for travellers looking for a new way to travel – making money online while on-the-go – as well as discovering how to start out travelling on a tight budget.

  • Easy to use interface
  • Good advice on budget travel and making money while on-the-move
  • Nicely presented articles with lots of photos
  • Clicking on links automatically opens a new tab each time
  • Font size and multiple gaps between sentences means reader has to continuously scroll to see content