Meet The New RTW Backpackers Crew!

Ok so we’ve got something to admit – didn’t quite go as we envisioned!

Life as travellers took president and the organisational skills of backpackers failed us miserably!

The original cast got caught up in awesome new jobs and simply couldn’t find time in amongst all their travel plans…

however – RTW is back and better than ever!

We’ve redesigned the site, created a shiny new logo and now there’s some old and new faces to introduce…

Chris Stevens

Chris – One of the original RTW members, Chris has since left South America after exploring Ecuador, Peru and the Galapagos. His travel plans changed, changed and changed again – and after 6 months bouncing around Asia and a random month in Switzerland of all places he ended up surf coaching in Morocco for the winter! Later this month he’s finally heading to NZ!

Dan Collins

Dan – He’s still in the Welsh Valleys but Adventures With Dan is still finding time to live up to his sites name! Whether it’s white water rafting, learning to dive in the freezing lakes of the UK or plotting some adventures around Europe and beyond he’s still got travel on his mind.

monica stott rtw travel blogger

Monica – The final original member, Mon has jumped into the travel industry with both feet – being the networking whizz behind Flight Centres social media team. Her job comes with a whole heap of travel perks and she’s been bouncing around the world – from snowboarding in Canada to camel trekking in northern Africa.

samantha starling rtw travel blogger

Sam – The first of the new RTW recruits! Sams currently on the home straight of travel planning before she flies off on her RTW adventure later this year from the UK. Expect a whole heap of planning advice from her and a greta person to pick the brains of if you’re heading out on your first travel experience soon.

oceana rtw travel blogger

Oceana – Our second new recruit and solo Aussie of the pack Oceana is currently pit stopping in Sydney to drum up some more dollar for an epic adventure in Asia. Having lived in Indo for most of her childhood and spending the last few years bouncing around in Australia she has a pretty unique take on life.

You can find heaps more info about the crew over on the new about us page – so go get acquainted with your new hosts!


But what are the original crew up to now?!

The original crew are still blogging away- here’s what they’re currently up too..


Bev – The Bevster has settled down in Auckland, NZ for the time being. She’s still blogging via Pack Your Passport as she explores the land of the long white cloud and she’s also already put together and epic set of plans for 2013.

Poi and Kirsty – Poi and Kirsty are back in the UK after an awesome time living and working in Asia. No Place to Be is still going strong and they’re slowly adjusting to life bck in the UK, but no doubt will hit the road again very soon!

Gemma – Media girl Gemma is still doing what she does best – social media, promo and planning her own epic trips!


We hope you enjoy following some new adventures, the new faces and the new look – here’s to some epic backpacking carnage! *cheers*


New Faces, New Places, New Adventures…


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