The internet can be a deep, dark tunnel when it comes to availability of information. When planning for the big trip, it was easy to get swept up in everything and become very confused. Below are some websites & resources I found to be very useful for preparing for a big backpacking trip.


Packing my backpack was a stressful event for this chronic over-packer. Luckily, I was able to find comprehensive lists from other bloggers that gave me a better idea of what to take and what to leave at home.

A Little Adrift

Matt @ Nomadic Matt

Devon @ Answering Oliver

Her Packing List


I love me a good spreadsheet and I’ve really taken a liking to budgeting our daily spendings while on our trip. The spreadsheet I use to keep track of everything has been a godsend. It’s also available for free download!

Click this link to be taken to the website where you can download the spreadsheet yourself!

Websites & Other Blogs

These are some bloggers I follow as they too make their way around the world.

Alex in Wanderland

Getting Stamped

Nomadic Matt

So Many Places