Jess Johnston | Travel @backpackwithme
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❋ Half aussie, half american girl, living life a little differently Next: Southeast Asia Editing on @presetsbyjess ↡ Blog + travel tips 🌺
12 Posts
240k Followers
513 Following
❋ Half aussie, half american girl, living life a little differently Next: Southeast Asia Editing on @presetsbyjess ↡ Blog + travel tips 🌺
This doorway is better looking than anyone I’ve ever met 💠 Indians sure know how to make an entrance! ⁘ I just published TWO new blogs from my trip to India including my full 13 day itinerary, my thoughts on group trips, and lots of practical advice for India - like bringing toilet paper with you... everywhere 🤷‍♀️ The link’s in my bio x . . . . . #jaipur #india #rajasthan #backpacker #backpacking #travelblog #globetrotter #traveling #travelblogger #traveler #travelgram #travellover #travellife #wanderlust #exploretheworld #travelawesome #travelstoke #traveladdict #doyoutravel #instapassport #passionpassport #traveltime #aroundtheworld #backpackwithme
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Little life update: the other day I flew back to my hometown of Fredonia, New York and it feels good to be home for the next couple months 🏠 ⁘ Big travel plans are in the works for early 2020 (plus a few little East Coast USA trips in the meantime), but for now I need to recharge mentally, and feel like there’s no better place to do that than at home, by the fire, with my cat Frisky 🐾💛 ⁘ P.S. this photo was taken in Zakynthos, with no relation whatsoever to my caption haha. If I went outside in shorts and a t-shirt where I am now, I’d probs get hypothermia.... . . . . . #zakynthos #greece #sunset #islandlife #greekislands #travelblog #globetrotter #traveling #travelblogger #traveler #travelgram #travellover #travellife #wanderlust #exploretheworld #travelawesome #travelstoke #traveladdict #doyoutravel #instapassport #passionpassport #traveltime #aroundtheworld #backpackwithme
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I feel like there’s a not-talked-about pressure on this app to be positive all the time. To be **inspiring 💫**, and uplifting, and fun, and to not complain about anything. Buuut I’ve got my complaining pants on today and I feel like dropping some truth bombs about #vanlife (from my personal experience) 🚐💥 :: 1. Cabin Fever is all too real (van fever??), and you’ll probably go a bit nuts at some point. Esp during winter. How to combat this: don’t let it build up. Get outside, go work at a cafe, book a one-way flight to an island, etc. 2. You’ll be all up in your significant other’s grill, all the time. You literally can’t do 💩 without having to tell the other person (both figuratively and literally). 3. Things break. Like, all 👏🏼 the 👏🏼 time. You’re driving your home after all, so things are gonna shake, and break, and make (ya crazy). 4. Vanlife in the summer is all like “picnics in front of mountains”, and vanlife in the winter is more like “putting on 12 layers of clothes just to go to bed.” ❄️ 5. Parking can be a real biátch. On this particular morning there were height barriers everywhere, so we parked illegally behind a restaurant and panicked about getting a ticket the whole morning. We didn’t get a ticket... but maybe a stress ulcer. :: But don’t let my complaining get you down. There are a million great things about vanlife that I’ve already talked about in previous posts, so if you need some inspiration go look for those 😘 x
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Anyone else constantly on the verge of impulse-buying a one-way plane ticket to Bali? 🌸🌴 ⁘ It’s this time of year that makes me realize I definitely don’t belong in the winter (like, at all), and that I’m my happiest self when I’m on an island in the sunshine. What’s your happy place?? . . . . . #bali #uluwatu #beachlife #tropical #islandlife #travelblog #bac#backpackwithme #globetrotter #traveling #travelblogger #traveler #travelgram #travellover #travellife #wanderlust #exploretheworld #travelawesome #travelstoke #traveladdict #doyoutravel #instapassport #passionpassport #traveltime #aroundtheworld #backpackwithme
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Somehow skipped right over sweater weather this year and straight into “I can’t feel my face when I go outside” weather and I’m not too happy about it 🍂So here’s a throwback to happier times - summer road trips to medieval castles in Germany! ⁘ My top tips for a European road trip: 🌻 Don’t make a set plan.... You could end up impulsively driving 400 miles off your route to see (dead) sunflower fields. #RIP - 🚐 Use the app Park4Night to find free camping spots.... some include photos, so I always search for the most epic views. And good internet signal, because I’m only human. - ⛰ Skip the toll roads.... you could spend $50+ per day just on tolls. While the back roads may take significantly longer, they also have way, way better views along the way (sunflower fields, castles, glaciers, waterfalls, just to name a few). - 🌞 Wake up for sunrise as often as you can . . . . . #burgeltz #germany #roadtrip #castle #europeanroadtrip #travelblog #travelbug #globetrotter #traveling #travelblogger #traveler #travelgram #travellover #travellife #wanderlust #exploretheworld #travelawesome #travelstoke #traveladdict #doyoutravel #instapassport #passionpassport #traveltime #aroundtheworld #backpackwithme
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Missing the days when Monday mornings looked more like this... 💭🌴🌞🌺💦🏝 ⁘ BUT, for all you thinking “oh wow looks so peaceful there”, don’t be fooled by this perfectly timed photo - the lagoon behind me was filled to the brim with flailing swimmers in life jackets, so it was pretty much the epitome of an ‘Instagram versus reality’ moment haha. ⁘ But despite all the craziness, it was completely worth it to spend the morning swimming in these waters ✌🏼 . . . . . #philippines #elnido #palawan #isl#island #tropical #travelblog #island #globetrotter #traveling #travelblogger #traveler #travelgram #travellover #travellife #wanderlust #exploretheworld #travelawesome #travelstoke #traveladdict #doyoutravel #instapassport #passionpassport #traveltime #aroundtheworld #backpackwithme
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India, I’m going to miss you 🕌 ⁘ The last 13 days have been wild to say the least. From watching the sun rise over one of the 7 wonders of the world, to waking up among the sand dunes, to overnight sleeper trains through the Indian countryside.. I genuinely can’t pick a favourite moment. ⁘ More than anything though, I’ll miss the amazing 22 people who I got to spend the last two weeks with 💛 ⁘ 📍 13 day North India tour with @thedragontrip #thedragontrip #dragonshoots19 . . . . . #india #tajmahal #rajasthan #agra #travelblog #instatravel #globetrotter #traveling #travelwithme #travelblogger #travelgram #travellover #travellife #wanderlust #exploretheworld #travelawesome #travelstoke #traveladdict #doyoutravel #instapassport #passionpassport #tripaddicts #aroundtheworld
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Sunsets from the Thar desert 🌵🐪 I ended up with sand in places I should never have sand, but sleeping under the stars (without a tent!) on the sand dunes was well worth it. ⁘ Swipe to see some of my favourite moments from our night in the desert 💛 ⁘ 📍 13 day North India tour with @thedragontrip #thedragontrip #dragonshoots19 . . . . . #india #jaisalmer #rajasthan #backpackwithme #travelblog #instatravel #globetrotter #traveling #travelwithme #travelblogger #travelgram #travellover #travellife #wanderlust #exploretheworld #travelawesome #travelstoke #traveladdict #doyoutravel #instapassport #passionpassport #tripaddicts #aroundtheworld
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