November 16th, 2016

10 locations to take the infamous booze cruise

LBW Team

Cocktail recipe: take one part tropical ocean (warm Mediterranean Sea will do just fine), mix with two parts wild backpackers looking for a good time, garnish with endless sun, and serve to a backing track of live DJ music and EDM. What have you g...

November 15th, 2016

A nightlife guide to Kuta, Bali

LBW Team

Thrill seekers and hedonists come by the bucket load to Bali's southern surfing mecca. Over the years, the place has graduated from unknown fishing town on the edge of the Indian Ocean to hippie enclave in the 60s and 70s. More recently it’s boome...

November 14th, 2016

The 7 stereotypes of the gap year traveller and LBW's answer

LBW Team

You might be ready for that gap year, but are you ready for the stereotypes that go with it? Whether that means being a soul-searching warrior of free love, a renegade against the nine-to-five, or just a broke pre-student who needs the occasional ...

November 11th, 2016

8 rare animals you might just see while backpacking Central America

LBW Team

From bug-eyed frogs to slinky big cats, swinging monkeys with plumes of white fur to great sea beasts on the edge of extinction, this list of Central America’s rare creatures is just a taster of some of the majestic fauna you can spot while...

November 10th, 2016

Lombok to Gili Air to Gili T

Kayla Beingessner

We finally made it to Lombok after being delayed in the airport for 3 hours because the runway got so hot that it cracked!!! Just goes to show the extremity of the heat over here; she is HOT!!  TLC sings a mean tune called "...

November 9th, 2016

Indochina's wonders: The secrets of Halong Bay, Vietnam

LBW Team

Covering a whopping 1,500 square kilometers of the South China Sea, and encompassing more than 1,900 individual islets and rocks, the vast UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay has to be one of the world's most iconic bucket list toppers. A lan...

November 8th, 2016

The 5 People You Will Meet on YachtLife | from Kalisi Luv at Betty and Kora

Kalisi Luv

You made it! You booked your #LBWYachtLife Tour with Life Before Work, flew to your pickup destination in Split, Croatia and now you’re ready to meet your new shipmates. You arrive at the mee...

November 7th, 2016

Steps You Can Take to Become a Digital Nomad

LBW Team

Ah, to shun the nine-to-five! It's a dream many of us have and few of us pursue. After all, there's something reassuring about the perks of the old Rat Race, aren’t there? Regular pay packets, routine hours, secure work – the list goes on! ...

November 3rd, 2016

Adventures in Arequipa: Wonders of Peru

Michelle Gomke

After a late night rafting trip on our first day (and then insanely long bus ride before), we decided to sleep in the second day in Arequipa. The day began slowly with breakfast, exploring and relaxing around the hostel. All in preparation fo...

November 2nd, 2016

Choosing the Right Travel Backpack

LBW Team

So, you've finally settled on the right tour and are prepping yourself for the trip of a lifetime. No matter if it’s the shimmering beaches and pearly seas of the Thai Gulf, the vine-dressed Khmer temples of Cambodia, the rolling whitecaps and sur...