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Nov 28, 2020
Leon Logothetis is an Author, motivational speaker, TV host and adventurer. He loves to travel, m...
Nov 25, 2020
The Travel Unicorns is the story of Julie and Chris, a digital nomad couple. They have been toget...
Nov 23, 2020
"Travel expands your mind, it shows you exactly who you are as a person and gives you the knowled...
Nov 20, 2020
Sarah has always had a passion for travelling. She grew up in Ireland but is now living in New Ze...
Nov 19, 2020
When it comes to balancing between breathtaking natural wonders and getting an adventurer’s heart...
Nov 19, 2020
Wanaka is the perfect place in New Zealand for all you adventure seekers. There are a lot of acti...
Nov 15, 2020
 “Move closer; set my mind on fire” – Tim Wheeler. Jonny is a Northern Irishman who currently liv...
Nov 13, 2020
Brimming with architecture, scenic natural surroundings, art, and adventure, Christchurch is ever...
Nov 13, 2020
Staying at a hostel is inevitable for most backpackers in Australia. Hostels are scattered all ov...
Nov 12, 2020
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a city brimming with culture, history, and nature. Whe...
Nov 11, 2020
Before being sold to the BBC in 2007 and the NC2 Media in 2013, Lonely Planet was created and ope...
Nov 10, 2020
Klara was born in Vestmannaeyjar, a small island off the south coast of Iceland, but moved to Rey...
Nov 9, 2020
"I want to live an extraordinary life. It comes at a cost, but the alternative is to waste opport...
Nov 7, 2020
Lola Méndez has been traveling full-time for five years. She is a full-time traveler and freelanc...
Nov 6, 2020
Kevin and Laura have been living full-time in their Winnebago motorhome since September of 2016. ...
Nov 5, 2020
With lava fields and botanical gardens, luscious forests and black sandy beaches, Auckland is so ...
Nov 3, 2020
James Clark is originally from Melbourne, Australia, but is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, ...
Oct 31, 2020
"Within 6 months of that breakup, I had rented my house, purchased a travel trailer and a truck a...
Oct 31, 2020
Staying at a hostel is inevitable for most backpackers in Australia. Hostels are scattered all ov...
Oct 28, 2020
"Treasure the good times. Get through the bad times. And above all, do **NOT** let fear control y...
Oct 27, 2020
Tasmania doesn't just surprise you with the vast amount of tourist spots it has to offer, but als...
Oct 24, 2020
When planned right, Australia is a backpackers' paradise. From its sprawling national parks and e...
Oct 22, 2020
This post will help anyone who's looking for the best free camping sites along Australia's West C...
Oct 22, 2020
The way you get around Australia as a backpacker can play a huge role in how much money you end u...
Oct 18, 2020
"I always think there's something nice about sharing memories with someone... recalling those mem...
Oct 13, 2020
"Travel is the best education. No Ivy League school can rival it". - HeidiOriginally from small-t...
Oct 10, 2020
New Zealand is not only just every nature lover’s dream come true with snow-capped mountains, gla...
Oct 8, 2020
If you're backpacking in Australia, especially on a working holiday visa, it's likely that you'll...
Oct 8, 2020
“Is this it? Do I really just work 50 weeks out of the year to enjoy two of them somewhere else? ...
Oct 5, 2020
Vicky is a digital nomad and house sitter who travels the world with her stuffed monkey, Buddy an...
Sep 30, 2020
"Solo travel is the best way to find out who you are, who you can be, and what you’re made of. In...
Sep 22, 2020
Cheryl is originally from Canada but has been living in Berlin for the better part of 10 years. W...
Sep 16, 2020
Barbara Weibel is the publisher of Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel, one of the world's first tr...
Sep 11, 2020
Just the mere thought of New Zealand brings to mind beautiful beaches and mountains, volcanoes, a...
Sep 8, 2020
Grace is one half of Extreme Nomads, travel addicts with a passion for adrenaline and adventure, ...
Aug 27, 2020
Alex is an enthusiastic student studying Landscape Architecture in the UK. He's into just about a...
Aug 18, 2020
"I was really fed-up with university and the prospects to then find a job that I’d eventually hav...
Aug 14, 2020
Monica lives in Wales with her partner and their three young children. She’s a travel blogger and...
Aug 12, 2020
Born and raised in the US, about one year before Lash finished university, she decided to devote ...
Aug 5, 2020
Marie has been traveling the world solo since 1992 and in that time she’s managed to visit 66 cou...
Jul 29, 2020
Michela is a +50 Italian woman, who has been travelling alone for the past 35 years. 10 years ago...
Jul 28, 2020
Hiking up to Everest Base Camp (EBC) in Nepal was one of my dreams in life. I got heavily sidetra...
Jul 23, 2020
Tausha is the creator of The Globe Getter, a travel site that shows it’s possible to work AND tra...
Jul 18, 2020
In 2006, Nora sold everything she owned in Canada (including a busy financial planning practice) ...
Jul 12, 2020
Akash is an avid mountaineer on a quest to complete the seven summit challenge, which means scali...
Jul 9, 2020
Veganism is on the rise. Between 2006-2016 the UK saw a 350% increase in the number of vegans whi...
Jul 8, 2020
This post will help anyone who's looking for the best free camping sites along Australia's East C...
Jul 6, 2020
Chris Kamberis, is a photographer who travels in foreign lands collecting experiences, meeting th...
Jul 4, 2020
New Zealand attracts tourists from all over the world through its mountains, glaciers, and forest...
Jul 3, 2020
Oskar is an unceasing explorer and intrepid traveler. He once bought a one-way ticket to Brazil a...
Jul 1, 2020
If you’re headed up to Cairns in the days ahead and you’re looking for travel mates to join you a...
Jun 30, 2020
This guide was written for travelers who are backpacking Tasmania and searching for cheap accommo...
Jun 28, 2020
Amelia quit her job as a corporate office engineer more than two years ago to pursue a life of fr...
Jun 24, 2020
Jeannie is a teacher who is using GAFFL to find travel companions while she adventures the globe....
Jun 22, 2020
Mayeesha recently went on her first solo trip ever and she traveled to Oahu, Hawaii. Mayeesha was...
Jun 18, 2020
At GAFFL, we meet incredible people from all over the world. It’s simply amazing learning about t...
Jun 17, 2020
Ursu is a seasoned solo traveler who is using GAFFL to find a travel companion for her next trip ...
Jun 16, 2020
This guide was written for travelers who are backpacking South Australia and searching for cheap ...
Jun 12, 2020
Packing for a trip is one of the most important preparation steps. A minimalist approach to packi...
Jun 11, 2020
The best part of travel is by sharing memories with other people. But, it is extremely hard for m...
May 29, 2020
This guide was written for travellers who are backpacking Queensland, Australia and searching for...
May 22, 2020
When I used to study in university, I had a dream that one day I’d hike up to Everest Base Camp a...
May 21, 2020
This guide was written for travelers who are backpacking Australia and searching for cheap accomm...
May 14, 2020
This guide was written for travellers who are backpacking New South Wales, Australia and searchin...
May 2, 2020
If you are a backpacker traveling Australia looking for work, this post will help you find fruit ...
May 2, 2020
If you are a backpacker traveling Australia looking for work, this post will help you find fruit ...
May 1, 2020
If you are a backpacker traveling Australia looking for work, this post will help you find fruit ...
May 1, 2020
If you are a backpacker traveling Australia looking for work, this post will help you find fruit ...
Apr 30, 2020
We’ve previously written about the challenges that are mounting for backpackers in Australia as a...
Apr 29, 2020
The recent global pandemic that has stopped the flow of daily lives has taken a toll on people em...
Apr 24, 2020
Yesterday we brought you a story about how the University of Louisville is developing a new techn...
Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus quarantine measures could ease up within a few weeks as Australia has been doing a gr...
Apr 22, 2020
Researchers from the University of Louisville say that they’ve developed a technology that shows ...
Apr 22, 2020
“We have done what very few countries have been able to do. We have stopped a wave of devastation...
Apr 21, 2020
Everything changed so quickly for backpackers in Australia. In a matter of weeks, many have gone ...
Apr 20, 2020
The number of rare leatherback sea turtles building nests on Thailand beaches has reached a two-d...
Apr 20, 2020
Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have reunited to build a beautiful tool for ...
Apr 18, 2020
As a backpacker in Australia, you've already faced your fair share of challenges. Because of the ...
Apr 16, 2020
Some of us are probably itching for the next holiday while others likely feel guilty for even thi...
Apr 15, 2020
Australia is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 today, fewer than the 46 new cases reported yeste...
Apr 13, 2020
In many areas around the world hospitals are reaching. or are already at full capacity because of...
Apr 13, 2020
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students in the U.S. have contributed...
Apr 11, 2020
Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department in the US just launched a new web tool to help m...
Apr 10, 2020
We recently published an article on how New Zealand is simply squashing the COVID-19 curve! They ...
Apr 10, 2020
Today, Google and Apple announced that they’re working together on a COVID-19 contact tracing tec...
Apr 9, 2020
New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Arden, says she’s focused on creating a model that works be...
Apr 8, 2020
The US Department of Transportation’s Aviation Enforcement Unit released a notice stating that ai...
Apr 7, 2020
If you’re reading this, you’re likely self isolating at home, doing your part to slow the spread ...
Apr 5, 2020
Zahara de la Sierra is a fortress town in southern Spain that’s completely cut itself off from th...
Apr 4, 2020
This post was created to illustrate the different measures that governments are taking to protect...
Apr 3, 2020
This diary is written by "Aleena" (alias), a New Yorker facing the challenges of the COVID-19 out...
Apr 1, 2020
Who is Dr. Hotez?Dr. Peter Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professo...
Apr 1, 2020
With the "feel good story of the day" we try to give you guys a break from the bleak. As we go fo...
Apr 1, 2020
While working from home can seem like a dream come true for some, for others it can be quite a ch...
Mar 31, 2020
With the "feel good story of the day" we try to give you guys a break from the bleak. As we go fo...
Mar 30, 2020
With the "feel good story of the day" we try to give you guys a break from the bleak. As we go fo...
Mar 29, 2020
With the "feel good story of the day" we try to give you guys a break from the bleak. As we go fo...
Mar 27, 2020
These days finding something to smile about isn’t easy. We’re all intently watching and reading t...
Mar 27, 2020
When you adventure around Great Otway National Park, you’ll be exploring an array of different te...
Mar 24, 2020
As a traveller in Australia right now you may be feeling a little lost and alone. A lot of you wa...
Mar 24, 2020
With the spread of COVID-19 taking the world by storm, the CDC recommends isolation and quarantin...
Mar 23, 2020
Wilsons Promontory, also known as “The Prom” is one of Victoria’s most beloved national parks, an...
Mar 19, 2020
With experts recommending everyone to stay at home to minimize social contact, the spread of the ...
Mar 18, 2020
We’re living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 lockdowns, which started in Wuhan, have now spread ...
Mar 17, 2020
Blue Mountains National Park is about a 2 hour drive west of Sydney, and is an extremely popular ...
Mar 10, 2020
In close proximity to Melbourne, Grampians National Park is a blessing for those chasing adventur...
Mar 6, 2020
Update March 23rd: Today IOC member Dick Pound announced that they are working on postponing this...
Mar 4, 2020
Kakadu National Park is 20,000 square kilometres of beautiful rock formations, lush vegetation, s...
Feb 27, 2020
As of writing this, there are about 81,294 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) globally wit...
Feb 26, 2020
This article was written by Atiqa.  If you’re looking for a safe destination to travel solo as a ...
Feb 24, 2020
Have the thirst to explore but an empty pocket? We’ve pretty much all been there! But that should...
Feb 24, 2020
It’s really easy to fall in love with Perth, it’s a super relaxed city with so much to do. From t...
Feb 20, 2020
Australia’s west coast is absolutely breathtaking and there’s no better central hub to take it al...
Feb 19, 2020
Brisbane is a pretty amazing city to live in. But given the chance, who wouldn’t want to explore ...
Feb 19, 2020
This article was written by Atiqa.“ Umm, mom, I was thinking of going somewhere out of New York f...
Feb 14, 2020
Sydney is a great city for travelers, there’s so much to see and do that we’ve already written tw...
Feb 14, 2020
What other city is better than Melbourne to quench your thirst for road trips? We’ve already told...
Feb 12, 2020
The Great Ocean Road drive is located in Victoria and is a 243km long road starting in the town o...
Feb 12, 2020
The Kimberleys is Western Australia’s northern region known for its rugged terrain, deep gorges, ...
Feb 12, 2020
This article was written by Atiqa.  Going on a solo trip as a woman can be very empowering. As wo...
Feb 11, 2020
Embarking on a west coast road trip with this itinerary will take you across some of the country'...
Feb 8, 2020
Doing an east coast road trip in Australia is unparalleled for its mix of unforgettable beaches, ...
Feb 6, 2020
Australia is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. For many people from Ind...
Feb 6, 2020
Australia is a great vacation destination for people living in the US, visas are very easy to att...
Feb 5, 2020
For Canadians, Australia is a very popular vacation destination, visas are very easy to attain an...
Feb 4, 2020
If you’re living in the UK there’s no better place to take a holiday to than Australia. Visas are...
Feb 4, 2020
If you are from India and are looking to travel to Australia for tourism purposes you need to app...
Feb 3, 2020
Obtaining a visa to Australia is pretty simple for Canadians. You won’t need to apply for a visa ...
Feb 3, 2020
If you’re a US citizen, you need to have a valid U.S. passport and a visa to enter Australia. Luc...
Feb 3, 2020
‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page’-Saint Augustine of HippoIn ...
Feb 3, 2020
In the 21st century, most aspects of our lives have been digitized in some way or another. This i...
Feb 2, 2020
For many people living in the UK, Australia is a top holiday destination. If you’re looking to do...
Feb 2, 2020
If you are a backpacker traveling Australia looking for work, this post will help you find fruit ...
Jan 29, 2020
At GAFFL we know that it can be difficult to find fruit picking work in Australia. There are a fe...
Jan 29, 2020
For every GAFFLer who’s found a travel buddy in Australia, there’s likely another one who’s on a ...
Jan 29, 2020
In a few weeks, I’ll begin the longest road trip of my life. The journey I’m taking on the South ...
Jan 29, 2020
GAFFL was just featured in some of the best news websites in the world, including Travel+ Leisure...
Jan 29, 2020
For Second year Working Holiday Visa applicants in Australia, calculating your 88 days of specifi...
Jan 29, 2020
Backpackers from around the world are drawn to Australia for its great mix of sprawling nature an...
Jan 29, 2020
A working holiday is nothing new but it’s currently something that millennials from different cou...
Jan 29, 2020
Traveling alone sucks! It’s boring, expensive, and unsafe! At GAFFL, our mission is to help our u...
Jan 29, 2020
This article was written by Georgie MackAustralia’s wide-open plains and long stretches of unwind...
Jan 29, 2020
The idea of taking a road trip in New Zealand by yourself can sometimes be daunting. For me perso...
Jan 28, 2020
Our list of the ‘Top 8 Free Things to do in Sydney - Coastal Area' included all of the places tha...
Jan 28, 2020
There's so much to do in Melbourne that it sorting it all out can get overwhelming at times.  Luc...
Jan 28, 2020
If you read our other free things to do posts, you know that at GAFFL we look to make touring in ...

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Marie
Marie Arroseres
from France

"It’s really nice to have a platform like GAFFL with lots of travelers wanting to do the same as you, a real beautiful cultural exchange. You can meet people so easily and in a trustful way. We were four girls, from French, German and American backgrounds, without knowing each other from before. We spent an amazing week together, 2000km driving, camping on the way. We saw kangaroos, koalas, penguins and pelicans"

Saed
Saeed Alam
from Canada

“I have found GAFFL to be an amazing tool for finding similar minded travel partners to embark on an adventure. Through GAFFL, I had organized a trip to Mexico City last month and Quazi joined the trip from Victoria, BC. We spent 14 days of straight exploring, hiking, eating and drinking. Quite an amazing experience - all thanks to GAFFL!”

Scarlett
Scarlett Mansfield
from United Kingdom

"I accidentally scrolled across GAFFL and I'm so pleased I did. I met Amaia and immediately decided to road-trip together. We're spending 10 days together and it's great because we have so much in common. Couldn't have done it without GAFFL helping us find one another! It has honestly made NZ so much cheaper to explore as I get to split the costs with someone too​"