"Become a Backstreet Ambassador and Help make Impact Travel Mainstream!"

Travel is one of the world's biggest industries at over US$7.6 Trillion dollars. Yet, it is no secret how little of it actually flows down to the local communities who need it most. A report by UNEP estimates say tourism leakage can be more than 80% of total revenue, but in many developing countries it can be even worse.

The Vision

What if we could change that? What if people can do good as they travel, simply by enjoying unique and meaningful local-crafted experiences? Imagine if up to 80% of revenue goes directly to local communities, what a difference it would make!

The Backstreet Ambassadors Program

We started the Backstreet Ambassadors Program because creating a movement is difficult, making it mainstream is even harder. And movements do not succeed without the help of individuals influencing those around them. It is the collective power that makes a movement successful and create lasting impact. As an influencer, you are in a unique position to help make this a reality. With your support, we can gradually change the industry and get people in tune with the concept of impact travel and help bring it mainstream!

Ambassador Benefits

Be an instrumental part of the impact travel movement and make the world a better place! But also :

  • Be part of an exclusive mailing list with updates and regular freebie giveaways
  • Get 10% commission with our affiliate program on all referal traffic (or donate it to the host)
  • Free Backstreet Experiences for you in cities where we have a presence (feel free to bring along a friend)
  • A short feature on our site with your profile and a link to your website/blog
  • Exclusive Access to try out new Backstreet Experiences
  • Free local dinner experiences or other perks from our local social enterprise partners such as free peformances, drinks, and discounts
  • Freebie giveaways for your followers/readers including hotels stays, flights and Backstreet Experiences
  • Inviation to international travel conferences (Seasonal)
  • Invitation for paid writing work from our partners such as Airlines, OTAs, magazines and more (Seasonal)

Our Style of Impact Travel

We focus on alleviating poverty & preserving traditional heritage by empowering people at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) to become micro-entrepreneurs who run their own unique travel experiences for travelers. We develop technologies that translates online bookings into local language calls and SMSes catered for people at the BoP who can’t speak English or access smartphones, effectively turning their disadvantages in terms of language, education, rural traditions into advantages in the eyes of travelers.

Here’s an article by one of our guests on how we managed to turn the disadvantages of a 90 year old minority elder into his advantage.

Whether it is fishing with a hospitable fisherman in his boat-house or making knives with the local blacksmith, we have over 1,300 unique experiences in 8 countries and 40 cities. Through running Backstreet Experiences, many of our hosts are able to increase their monthly income 2-3 times simply by running experiences 1-2 times a week while at the same time preserving the traditional heritage for future generations.

Other Background Information?

Interested to know more? Catch our 4 min documentary by Our Better World or National Geographic. Or check out what others such as BBC Travel, CNN, The Guardian write about us on our press page.

What do you have to do?

It's really simple! Just have fun trying out our complimentary Backstreet Experiences and/or our partner's activities and write abot them through your blog, social media accounts or in-person at events.

Convinced to lend a hand? Become a Backstreet Ambassador today, help bring impact travel mainstream and put a meaningful dent in reducing poverty while having unique, meaningful and intimate experiences with locals!

Our Ambassadors

JACOB & EMILY

JUST Globetrotting

Just Globetrotting is run by Jacob & Emily Cass and they share thei tips, stories and photos from their globetrotting adventures, allowing you to travel better, cheaper & longer with insider advice on where to go, what to do and where to eat – all across the world.
Just Globetrotting is run by Jacob & Emily Cass and they share thei tips, stories and photos from their globetrotting adventures, allowing you to travel better, cheaper & longer with insider advice on where to go, what to do and where to eat – all across the world.

EMILY LUSH

Wander Lush

Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Emily left her job as a magazine journalist in 2015 to work in the community development sector. In between stints working with organisations in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, she likes to travel to unusual destinations and pursue
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Emily left her job as a magazine journalist in 2015 to work in the community development sector. In between stints working with organisations in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, she likes to travel to unusual destinations and pursue

NAM CHEAH

Laugh, Travel, Eat

Nam Cheah is a third culture millennial who spent half her life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. Planning to make the most out of life, she documents her passion to laugh, travel and eat on her suitably named blog: Laugh, Travel, Eat. When she’s not doing any of that, she’s either catching up on TV while online shopping or writing her novels.
Nam Cheah is a third culture millennial who spent half her life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. Planning to make the most out of life, she documents her passion to laugh, travel and eat on her suitably named blog: Laugh, Travel, Eat. When she’s not doing any of that, she’s either catching up on TV while online shopping or writing her novels.

NATHAN AGUILERA

Foodie Flashpacker

Foodie Flashpacker is a food focused travel blog. I travel the world looking for the best local dishes - from street food to the exotic.

"I've currently eaten my way across nearly sixty countries over four continents!
Foodie Flashpacker is a food focused travel blog. I travel the world looking for the best local dishes - from street food to the exotic.

"I've currently eaten my way across nearly sixty countries over four continents!

BIANCA CARUANA

The Altruistic Traveller

I am a freelance journalist & blogger specialising in stories about responsible tourism, fair trade and community development, with the aim to promote ethical values and give a voice to organisations who are making the world a better place. As a Lonely Planet Pathfinder and member of the Impact TravelAlliance Media network I have helped many organisations and local businesses to share their stories of sustainable development.
I am a freelance journalist & blogger specialising in stories about responsible tourism, fair trade and community development, with the aim to promote ethical values and give a voice to organisations who are making the world a better place. As a Lonely Planet Pathfinder and member of the Impact TravelAlliance Media network I have helped many organisations and local businesses to share their stories of sustainable development.

PERICLES ROSA

7 continents 1 passport

I am Péricles Rosa, a Brazilian-born adventurer, travel writer, founder and owner of 7 Continents 1 Passport, a new travel blog featuring a unique and personal perspective on trips around the world, including posts with stunning images, captivating stories and exciting videos.
I am Péricles Rosa, a Brazilian-born adventurer, travel writer, founder and owner of 7 Continents 1 Passport, a new travel blog featuring a unique and personal perspective on trips around the world, including posts with stunning images, captivating stories and exciting videos.

LAURA SNELL

Take You in My Backpack

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Japan currently. My passion is travel and seeing the world. I've been fortunate enough to have experienced Backstreet Academy and loved every second of it! I recently started a podcast to supplement a travel blog that I started years ago so between all of those things I'm quite busy, but not too busy to find new adventures around the world! I love sharing my passion for travel with other people!
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Japan currently. My passion is travel and seeing the world. I've been fortunate enough to have experienced Backstreet Academy and loved every second of it! I recently started a podcast to supplement a travel blog that I started years ago so between all of those things I'm quite busy, but not too busy to find new adventures around the world! I love sharing my passion for travel with other people!

KYOMI WADE

Wading Wade

Wading Wade: your useful travel friend making your travels easier. I travel with a focus on local life • hostels • food • people • learning. I am a writer of travel stories and poetry.
Wading Wade: your useful travel friend making your travels easier. I travel with a focus on local life • hostels • food • people • learning. I am a writer of travel stories and poetry.

EVAN ORO

Evan Oro Photography

Evan Oro is originally from the mountains of New Mexico but now spend the majority of his time traveling. From a young age Evan always had a passion for taking photos and making movies and, when combined with a love for travel and storytelling, has made him into a rising star in today's travel photography industry. (Open to suggestions, and change!)
Evan Oro is originally from the mountains of New Mexico but now spend the majority of his time traveling. From a young age Evan always had a passion for taking photos and making movies and, when combined with a love for travel and storytelling, has made him into a rising star in today's travel photography industry. (Open to suggestions, and change!)

REGINA BEACH

Writer

Regina Beach is a writer, designer and educator based in Savannakhet, Laos.
Regina Beach is a writer, designer and educator based in Savannakhet, Laos.

JB & RENÉE

Will Fly for Food

JB and Renée are the Traveleaters behind Will Fly for Food, a travel blog for the gastronomically inclined. They enjoy exploring the world through food and hope to try every country's national dish.
JB and Renée are the Traveleaters behind Will Fly for Food, a travel blog for the gastronomically inclined. They enjoy exploring the world through food and hope to try every country's national dish.

KERI ALLAN

Ladies What Travel

Ladies What Travel is a team of travel bloggers whose mission is to help you make the most of your weekends and annual leave, with a focus on affordable luxury travel.
Ladies What Travel is a team of travel bloggers whose mission is to help you make the most of your weekends and annual leave, with a focus on affordable luxury travel.

ANGELINE IBARRA

Travel Moments

A solo female traveler, exploring Southeast Asia and beyond through adventure and affordable travel all while working full-time!
A solo female traveler, exploring Southeast Asia and beyond through adventure and affordable travel all while working full-time!

NICK & JESSIE

Audacity to Roam

We are Jessie and Nick, a New Zealand couple Traveling in south east asia
We are Jessie and Nick, a New Zealand couple Traveling in south east asia

KATY & MARK

Appetite for Travel

Katy and Mark are an active, eco-conscious, travelling couple from the U.K. When not travelling, Katy is a Veterinary Surgeon and a yogi in free time, whilst Mark is a Digital Marketer and rugby player. We love to learn when we travel; about the culture, history and food, as well as immersing ourselves into nature, by hiking wherever possible.We are conscious of ethics when travelling, and therefore, love to take Backstreet Academy courses and experiences, due to their ethos of 'giving back' to the local people and making a real difference to their lives.
Katy and Mark are an active, eco-conscious, travelling couple from the U.K. When not travelling, Katy is a Veterinary Surgeon and a yogi in free time, whilst Mark is a Digital Marketer and rugby player. We love to learn when we travel; about the culture, history and food, as well as immersing ourselves into nature, by hiking wherever possible.We are conscious of ethics when travelling, and therefore, love to take Backstreet Academy courses and experiences, due to their ethos of 'giving back' to the local people and making a real difference to their lives.

SALOMÉ LALOUM-GAULTIER

SLG Connection

Salomé is a sustainable lifestyle and travel blogger and a sustainability management student from France. She is also a freelance writer and is passionate about using the power of communication to drive change.
Salomé is a sustainable lifestyle and travel blogger and a sustainability management student from France. She is also a freelance writer and is passionate about using the power of communication to drive change.

ROS & ALAN

Frequent Traveller

Ros and Alan Cuthbertson are founders and owners of the popular travel blog Frequent Traveller.

https://www.frequenttraveller.com.au/

Alan and Ros gave up their 9-5 jobs in their mid 50's and set off to explore the world. They now spend part of the year living in Asia and the rest of the year travelling to destinations across the planet.

Along the way, Ros and Alan have discovered a world filled with kindness, adventure and laughter, a world where a simple smile can give so much pleasure.

We believe these experiences give people a better understanding of the world around them.
Ros and Alan Cuthbertson are founders and owners of the popular travel blog Frequent Traveller.

https://www.frequenttraveller.com.au/

Alan and Ros gave up their 9-5 jobs in their mid 50's and set off to explore the world. They now spend part of the year living in Asia and the rest of the year travelling to destinations across the planet.

Along the way, Ros and Alan have discovered a world filled with kindness, adventure and laughter, a world where a simple smile can give so much pleasure.

We believe these experiences give people a better understanding of the world around them.

OWEN TER

My Turn to Travel

After graduating from university, Owen went on a one year backpacking trip in South America. Now that he has reluctantly returned from the other side of the world, he wishes to fully explore the regions nearer to home - Asia.
After graduating from university, Owen went on a one year backpacking trip in South America. Now that he has reluctantly returned from the other side of the world, he wishes to fully explore the regions nearer to home - Asia.

MARGHERITA RAGG

The Crowded Planet

Margherita is a travel blogger and journalist from Milan, Italy. After having worked as a teacher for a number of years, she moved onto a digital nomad lifestyle in 2015 with her husband Nick, alternating freelance work to running their blog, The Crowded Planet. Margherita has contributed to the Telegraph, the Guardian and BBC Travel among others, and she had the privilege to work with National Geographic. She loves hiking, sustainable travel, street food, mountains, coffee, and cats.
Margherita is a travel blogger and journalist from Milan, Italy. After having worked as a teacher for a number of years, she moved onto a digital nomad lifestyle in 2015 with her husband Nick, alternating freelance work to running their blog, The Crowded Planet. Margherita has contributed to the Telegraph, the Guardian and BBC Travel among others, and she had the privilege to work with National Geographic. She loves hiking, sustainable travel, street food, mountains, coffee, and cats.

DANIELE & ELENA

Cycloscope

HI! We are Daniele Giannotta (1982, musicologist, cultural worker, and sound artist) and Elena Stefanin (1984, Graduated in Culture and Human Rights), and our project is just a respectful exploration of the world by bicycle for documentary purposes.

A journey in search of images, sounds, and words, hunting for unknown or forgotten treasures. A way to travel slower, closer to ancient rhythms, a kind of neo-nomadism.

A series of reportages about contradictions and conflicts, traditions and cultural evolution, natural wonders and environmental risks of a quickly changing world.
HI! We are Daniele Giannotta (1982, musicologist, cultural worker, and sound artist) and Elena Stefanin (1984, Graduated in Culture and Human Rights), and our project is just a respectful exploration of the world by bicycle for documentary purposes.

A journey in search of images, sounds, and words, hunting for unknown or forgotten treasures. A way to travel slower, closer to ancient rhythms, a kind of neo-nomadism.

A series of reportages about contradictions and conflicts, traditions and cultural evolution, natural wonders and environmental risks of a quickly changing world.

VICKI GARSIDE

Make Time to See The World

Vicki is a former lawyer turned travel writer & photographer who wants to help others make the most of the vacation time through smart travel.
Vicki is a former lawyer turned travel writer & photographer who wants to help others make the most of the vacation time through smart travel.

EMMA WALMSLEY

Small Footprints Big Adventures

My family are I are keen travellers who aim to show that travel can be ethical, eco-friendly, connective and heart-opening. We are travelling as sustainably as we can as our children grow up, to expose them to cultures around the world as part of their education, and to enjoy as much time as possible together!
My family are I are keen travellers who aim to show that travel can be ethical, eco-friendly, connective and heart-opening. We are travelling as sustainably as we can as our children grow up, to expose them to cultures around the world as part of their education, and to enjoy as much time as possible together!

CHRISTINE KAALOA

Grrrltraveler

Between a curious and quirky American girl next door to rugged, solo-female adventurer, Christine Kaaloa takes audiences inside solo adventures of travel, food and culture, one destination at a time. GRRRLTRAVELER show solo travelers how to seize adventure, enjoy it and follow travel dreams... at any age! We do encourage anti animal cruelty, traveling locally and practicing responsible tourism.
Between a curious and quirky American girl next door to rugged, solo-female adventurer, Christine Kaaloa takes audiences inside solo adventures of travel, food and culture, one destination at a time. GRRRLTRAVELER show solo travelers how to seize adventure, enjoy it and follow travel dreams... at any age! We do encourage anti animal cruelty, traveling locally and practicing responsible tourism.

MON & DYL MAC

Honeymoon Backpackers

We've witnessed the northern lights in Canada, surfed with dolphins in Australia, swam with whale sharks in the Philippines, bathed with elephants in Thailand, sandboarded down a volcano in Nicaragua, bungee jumped 147m in Costa Rica, conquered the world’s highest tandem skydive in America, scuba-dived with turtles in The Caribbean, snowboarded Canada’s Rocky Mountains, frolicked among the bio-luminescent plankton in Cambodia, swam in Mexican Cenotes and found the Moken Sea Gypsies in Myanmar! We are Monique and Dylan MacPhail, aka the Honeymoon Backpackers!
We've witnessed the northern lights in Canada, surfed with dolphins in Australia, swam with whale sharks in the Philippines, bathed with elephants in Thailand, sandboarded down a volcano in Nicaragua, bungee jumped 147m in Costa Rica, conquered the world’s highest tandem skydive in America, scuba-dived with turtles in The Caribbean, snowboarded Canada’s Rocky Mountains, frolicked among the bio-luminescent plankton in Cambodia, swam in Mexican Cenotes and found the Moken Sea Gypsies in Myanmar! We are Monique and Dylan MacPhail, aka the Honeymoon Backpackers!

Chris Christensen

Amateur Traveler

Chris is the creator of AmateurTraveler.com. Amateur Traveler is a popular online travel website that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a couple of audio podcasts and a blog. His travel podcasts were downloaded around 1.9 million times in 2017.

"The Amateur Traveler is 12 years old and they use Amateur Traveler to teach English at Oxford University and to test English proficiency for employment with the Thailand Foreign Ministry.

"Chris has won a Lowell Thomas Award, 4 NATJA awards, including the gold in the audio category this year, and a SMITTY Award from Travel+Leisure as the 'best independent travel journalist'.

"Chris also runs a site called BloggerBridge.com which connects bloggers (mostly travel bloggers) and companies.
Chris is the creator of AmateurTraveler.com. Amateur Traveler is a popular online travel website that focuses primarily on travel destinations. It includes a couple of audio podcasts and a blog. His travel podcasts were downloaded around 1.9 million times in 2017.

"The Amateur Traveler is 12 years old and they use Amateur Traveler to teach English at Oxford University and to test English proficiency for employment with the Thailand Foreign Ministry.

"Chris has won a Lowell Thomas Award, 4 NATJA awards, including the gold in the audio category this year, and a SMITTY Award from Travel+Leisure as the 'best independent travel journalist'.

"Chris also runs a site called BloggerBridge.com which connects bloggers (mostly travel bloggers) and companies.

Lola Mendez

Miss Filatelista

Lola Méndez is a travel writer and full-time traveler sharing her adventures on Miss Filatelista as she adds to her collection of passport stamps. She travels to develop her own worldview and has explored over 50 countries. Passionate about sustainable travel she seeks out ethical experiences that benefit local communities. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Lola Méndez is a travel writer and full-time traveler sharing her adventures on Miss Filatelista as she adds to her collection of passport stamps. She travels to develop her own worldview and has explored over 50 countries. Passionate about sustainable travel she seeks out ethical experiences that benefit local communities. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Joanne Chen

Notes of Jo

Joanne is the voice behind Notes of Jo - The Music Travel Blog, and she aims to help people discover unique music and cultural experiences around the world. She believes that human interaction is an irreplaceable element in traveling, so she is always looking to connect with locals and to help people travel deeper.

"Exploring new places by feet and cycling; going to exotic beaches, hiking, and camping; discovering local cuisines and coffee shops; seeing concerts, exhibitions, and traditional performances are some of my favorite things to do.
Joanne is the voice behind Notes of Jo - The Music Travel Blog, and she aims to help people discover unique music and cultural experiences around the world. She believes that human interaction is an irreplaceable element in traveling, so she is always looking to connect with locals and to help people travel deeper.

"Exploring new places by feet and cycling; going to exotic beaches, hiking, and camping; discovering local cuisines and coffee shops; seeing concerts, exhibitions, and traditional performances are some of my favorite things to do.

Nancy Johnson

Photographer

Nancy Johnson is a travel and destination photographer from Minneapolis, USA. Nancy's interest in travel and world cultures have taken her to various locations across the globe, where she actively pursues showcasing the natural beauty of a culture and destination through photographic and video imagery.
Nancy Johnson is a travel and destination photographer from Minneapolis, USA. Nancy's interest in travel and world cultures have taken her to various locations across the globe, where she actively pursues showcasing the natural beauty of a culture and destination through photographic and video imagery.

Ellie & Ravi

Soul Travel Blog

Ellie & Ravi are the duo behind Soul Travel blog, a blog that looks to inspire positive impact tourism. We help you wade through the travel choices to find the best and most inspiring sustainable travel options around the world. We believe that travel is one of the best things in life, and want to keep that feeling alive for many decades of travel to come.

"Originally from London and Mumbai respectively, we have been on the road full time since 2016/7 - with Ellie's leadership experience in tourism and Ravi's in marketing, when not blogging we are busy helping responsible travel brands share their message.
Ellie & Ravi are the duo behind Soul Travel blog, a blog that looks to inspire positive impact tourism. We help you wade through the travel choices to find the best and most inspiring sustainable travel options around the world. We believe that travel is one of the best things in life, and want to keep that feeling alive for many decades of travel to come.

"Originally from London and Mumbai respectively, we have been on the road full time since 2016/7 - with Ellie's leadership experience in tourism and Ravi's in marketing, when not blogging we are busy helping responsible travel brands share their message.

Basil Joseph

Traveler

Born and bred in Malaysia. A 9-5 guy who jumps on any chance to travel, learn and feel new experiences. Shoot videos on my phone and host a radio show on weekends.
Born and bred in Malaysia. A 9-5 guy who jumps on any chance to travel, learn and feel new experiences. Shoot videos on my phone and host a radio show on weekends.

Eric Liao

Adventurer

A thrill seeking adventurer that enjoys travelling the world in search of beautiful destinations, experiencing different cultures and establishing human connection.
A thrill seeking adventurer that enjoys travelling the world in search of beautiful destinations, experiencing different cultures and establishing human connection.

Jireh Sistona

Throw Backpacker

An educator by profession and traveler by passion. He is backpacker from the Philippines. He wants to break the stereotypes that only rich can travel. He is an adventurer at the same time a culture observant junkie.
An educator by profession and traveler by passion. He is backpacker from the Philippines. He wants to break the stereotypes that only rich can travel. He is an adventurer at the same time a culture observant junkie.

Abdul Hafiz Ali

Travel with Hafiz

A Spanish Muslim Travel Jounalist and blogger who share authentic experience through writing, photography and speaking. His blog travelwithhafiz.com inspire a lot of travelers anywhere.
A Spanish Muslim Travel Jounalist and blogger who share authentic experience through writing, photography and speaking. His blog travelwithhafiz.com inspire a lot of travelers anywhere.

Pia Grace Panganiban

The Wander Runner

Hi Im Pia Grace Panganiban also known as TheWanderRunner. Im a traveler influencer/photographer that focuses on fitness and sustainable travel. Im currently based in Philippines and a cyber activist/environmentalist for GreenPeace and GreenPeacePH.
Hi Im Pia Grace Panganiban also known as TheWanderRunner. Im a traveler influencer/photographer that focuses on fitness and sustainable travel. Im currently based in Philippines and a cyber activist/environmentalist for GreenPeace and GreenPeacePH.

Alizah Akiko

Amateur Traveler

Travel influencer with a passion for seeing the world one Country at a time.
Travel influencer with a passion for seeing the world one Country at a time.

Laura Pattara

Tour Guide

Loquacious by birth and nomadic by nature, Laura has been vagabonding around the world, non-stop, for the past 14 years. She’s tour guided adventure overland trips through South America and Africa, travelled independently through the Middle East and has just completed a 6-year motorbiking trip with her partner in crime, Chris, through Eastern Europe, Cetral, Far East and Southeast Asia. Laura moonlights as a freelance travel writer between adventures and specialises in adventruorus, culture-filled meaningful tours.
"'Because there's so much more to travel than Instagram and souvenirs'
Loquacious by birth and nomadic by nature, Laura has been vagabonding around the world, non-stop, for the past 14 years. She’s tour guided adventure overland trips through South America and Africa, travelled independently through the Middle East and has just completed a 6-year motorbiking trip with her partner in crime, Chris, through Eastern Europe, Cetral, Far East and Southeast Asia. Laura moonlights as a freelance travel writer between adventures and specialises in adventruorus, culture-filled meaningful tours.
"'Because there's so much more to travel than Instagram and souvenirs'

Laura Sosa

Traveler

I´m a scriptwriter and a TV producer from Buenos Aires and I`m currently studying Psychology and Writing Arts in my local hometown.
"Passion and curiosity are my favorite tools for living as well as knowing and embracing new cultures.
I´m a scriptwriter and a TV producer from Buenos Aires and I`m currently studying Psychology and Writing Arts in my local hometown.
"Passion and curiosity are my favorite tools for living as well as knowing and embracing new cultures.

Michelle Chang

Intentional Travelers

Michelle and Jedd Chang are passionate about cross-cultural exchange, the power of transformational travel, and the importance of intentional living. The couple quit their traditional jobs in 2011 and served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Jamaica. They have been location-independent digital nomads since 2014, running their freelance web services business while they explore new places.
Michelle and Jedd Chang are passionate about cross-cultural exchange, the power of transformational travel, and the importance of intentional living. The couple quit their traditional jobs in 2011 and served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Jamaica. They have been location-independent digital nomads since 2014, running their freelance web services business while they explore new places.

MÉLANIE OLIVIA

Boba et Wonder

French girl, passionate about travel and food. I have always dreamed of going around the word and i realized my dream in 2018. I visited more than 14 countries and it's just the beginning ! I love sharing my travel and make people travel too.
French girl, passionate about travel and food. I have always dreamed of going around the word and i realized my dream in 2018. I visited more than 14 countries and it's just the beginning ! I love sharing my travel and make people travel too.

VICKY & MICKY SIMPSON

Travellers

We have been traveling the world together for nearly 10 years. There is nothing we love more than meeting new people, trying new foods, visiting new places and experiencing new cultures. Together we run 'Drishti', a videography and photography company with a focus on creative and meaningful storytelling.
We have been traveling the world together for nearly 10 years. There is nothing we love more than meeting new people, trying new foods, visiting new places and experiencing new cultures. Together we run 'Drishti', a videography and photography company with a focus on creative and meaningful storytelling.

AMY & MATT

Tattoed Turtles Travel

We are a couple travelling asia, looking for new experiences and to embrace the culture and traditions.
We are a couple travelling asia, looking for new experiences and to embrace the culture and traditions.

NIKITA PANCHAL

Traveller

I am Nikita Panchal from Mumbai. I am a Chartered Accountant who loves travelling, clicking pictures, reviewing restaurants and has a corporate job. My dream is to write/show via pictures/videos about my travel experiences and the food that i pounce on. I have found my love for travel since quite a time now. I try to showcase my passion for travel by clicking pictures the way i want people to see them. My long term goal is to become a full time traveler and travel to each and every corner of the world. I am a restaurant reviewer as well. My love for food landed me this opportunity to eat and write/show via pictures about it at the same time. I think the best way of learning is through travel. I am Nikita Panchal from Mumbai. I am a Chartered Accountant who loves travelling, clicking pictures, reviewing restaurants and has a corporate job. My dream is to write/show via pictures/videos about my travel experiences and the food that i pounce on. I have found my love for travel since quite a time now. I try to showcase my passion for travel by clicking pictures the way i want people to see them. My long term goal is to become a full time traveler and travel to each and every corner of the world. I am a restaurant reviewer as well. My love for food landed me this opportunity to eat and write/show via pictures about it at the same time. I think the best way of learning is through travel.
I am Nikita Panchal from Mumbai. I am a Chartered Accountant who loves travelling, clicking pictures, reviewing restaurants and has a corporate job. My dream is to write/show via pictures/videos about my travel experiences and the food that i pounce on. I have found my love for travel since quite a time now. I try to showcase my passion for travel by clicking pictures the way i want people to see them. My long term goal is to become a full time traveler and travel to each and every corner of the world. I am a restaurant reviewer as well. My love for food landed me this opportunity to eat and write/show via pictures about it at the same time. I think the best way of learning is through travel. I am Nikita Panchal from Mumbai. I am a Chartered Accountant who loves travelling, clicking pictures, reviewing restaurants and has a corporate job. My dream is to write/show via pictures/videos about my travel experiences and the food that i pounce on. I have found my love for travel since quite a time now. I try to showcase my passion for travel by clicking pictures the way i want people to see them. My long term goal is to become a full time traveler and travel to each and every corner of the world. I am a restaurant reviewer as well. My love for food landed me this opportunity to eat and write/show via pictures about it at the same time. I think the best way of learning is through travel.

EMILY LUXTON

Travel Blogger

Emily Luxton is a full time travel blogger focusing on solo female travel, adventure, and personal development through travel. Championing a deeper, slower travel style where possible, Emily tries to really get to know each new destination, and to encourage others to do the same through her blog.
Emily Luxton is a full time travel blogger focusing on solo female travel, adventure, and personal development through travel. Championing a deeper, slower travel style where possible, Emily tries to really get to know each new destination, and to encourage others to do the same through her blog.

TASHA AMY

Backpackers Wanderlust

I am a travel blogger over at www.backpackerswanderlust.com . Your average twenty-something year old from New Zealand trying to break the norm and not live a so conventional life. With a highend-backpacking travel style I prefer to 'glampack' my way around the globe. Embracing the best of a countries food, experiences and accommodation.
I am a travel blogger over at www.backpackerswanderlust.com . Your average twenty-something year old from New Zealand trying to break the norm and not live a so conventional life. With a highend-backpacking travel style I prefer to 'glampack' my way around the globe. Embracing the best of a countries food, experiences and accommodation.

Rose Munday

Where Goes Rose?

Rose is a travel writer and blogger with a focus on food, colourful locations and finding local and authentic life. She is currently exploring Southeast Asia from her base in Vietnam.
Rose is a travel writer and blogger with a focus on food, colourful locations and finding local and authentic life. She is currently exploring Southeast Asia from her base in Vietnam.

CARRIE BACK

Travel Writer

I'm a content writer, freelance journalist, and photographer based in Asia. When abroad, I always aim for authentic experiences with the greatest social impact.
I'm a content writer, freelance journalist, and photographer based in Asia. When abroad, I always aim for authentic experiences with the greatest social impact.

Sarah Gillespie

No Fixed Course

No Fixed Course is a blog that inspires you to travel differently. Enrich your travel experience by learning new skills along the way.
No Fixed Course is a blog that inspires you to travel differently. Enrich your travel experience by learning new skills along the way.

Tara Tadlock

Silly Little Kiwi

Tara Tadlock is a travel writer + blogger documenting her slow, adventure travels across 42 countries (and counting) on SillyLittleKiwi.com. Growing up in a military family, she's always lived a life with a boarding pass in one hand and a camera in the other. Tara loves finding the best coffee and vegetarian food anywhere she goes, learning about culture and customs straight from locals, and cuddling any dog within reach.
Tara Tadlock is a travel writer + blogger documenting her slow, adventure travels across 42 countries (and counting) on SillyLittleKiwi.com. Growing up in a military family, she's always lived a life with a boarding pass in one hand and a camera in the other. Tara loves finding the best coffee and vegetarian food anywhere she goes, learning about culture and customs straight from locals, and cuddling any dog within reach.

Kelsey Madison

Miles of Smiles

Kelsey is the creator of the blog Miles of Smiles, which seeks to help readers navigate SE Asia and grow authentic communities online. Shortly after university Kelsey moved to Thailand solo to teach English and now lives in Vietnam where she continues to teach and travel on days off!
Kelsey is the creator of the blog Miles of Smiles, which seeks to help readers navigate SE Asia and grow authentic communities online. Shortly after university Kelsey moved to Thailand solo to teach English and now lives in Vietnam where she continues to teach and travel on days off!

Angela & Paolo

Beyond The Trip

Angela and Paolo: two soul mates with the same dream. After getting married we decided to quit our jobs and to start the biggest adventure of our lives: travelling full time. We left in January 2018 and visited 7 countries in Asia with a budget of 10 euros/day! We share our tips and adventures on our blog Beyond The Trip.
Angela and Paolo: two soul mates with the same dream. After getting married we decided to quit our jobs and to start the biggest adventure of our lives: travelling full time. We left in January 2018 and visited 7 countries in Asia with a budget of 10 euros/day! We share our tips and adventures on our blog Beyond The Trip.

Jessica Festa

Jessie on a Journey

Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their dreams of location independence a reality. When not galavanting around the globe, you can find her leading photo tours in New York, taking yoga and hip hop classes, and sipping her way through the local cocktail scene.
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their dreams of location independence a reality. When not galavanting around the globe, you can find her leading photo tours in New York, taking yoga and hip hop classes, and sipping her way through the local cocktail scene.

Daisy Scholte

All Day Every Daisy

I'm a travel journalist, focussed on sustainable travel and community based tourism. I'm traveling the world together with my boyfriend. We work on inspiring people to fly less, use less plastic and eat vegan food to reduce their carbon footprint while travelling.
I'm a travel journalist, focussed on sustainable travel and community based tourism. I'm traveling the world together with my boyfriend. We work on inspiring people to fly less, use less plastic and eat vegan food to reduce their carbon footprint while travelling.

Jenny Doré

Solo Adventurer

Standard tea obsessed Brit, on the road for the last 4 years documenting my love for adventurous and cultural experiences around the world. Creativity and all things Community gives me my buzz! I just love people, to learn, and to spread the good vibes. I love my life on the road because I work while I travel as a branding artist, website designer, and social media marketer.
Standard tea obsessed Brit, on the road for the last 4 years documenting my love for adventurous and cultural experiences around the world. Creativity and all things Community gives me my buzz! I just love people, to learn, and to spread the good vibes. I love my life on the road because I work while I travel as a branding artist, website designer, and social media marketer.

Zinara Rathnayake

NatnZin

Zinara Rathnayake is a published travel writer and the co-founder of NatnZin, a responsible travel and food blog. She's currently based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Zinara Rathnayake is a published travel writer and the co-founder of NatnZin, a responsible travel and food blog. She's currently based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Adriano & Karina

Food'n Road

A Brazilian couple, food travelers and entrepreneurs. They travel in search of knowledge and experiences in order to promote and strengthen food culture.
A Brazilian couple, food travelers and entrepreneurs. They travel in search of knowledge and experiences in order to promote and strengthen food culture.

Sarah-Kim Watchorn

Food Stylist

I'm a food stylist, recipe writer, content creator and food photographer. I love capturing the magic of moments and what brings people together. I feel food creates something special with people and I love being able to capture the memory it gives.
I'm a food stylist, recipe writer, content creator and food photographer. I love capturing the magic of moments and what brings people together. I feel food creates something special with people and I love being able to capture the memory it gives.

Claire's Martin

Claires Footsteps

Claire Martin is a British travel blogger and freelance writer. She writes about eco-travel and overland adventures on her blog; she has drove around the entirety of Australia and is currently planning an overland trip through Asia and loves to experience nature and changing cultures along the way.
Claire Martin is a British travel blogger and freelance writer. She writes about eco-travel and overland adventures on her blog; she has drove around the entirety of Australia and is currently planning an overland trip through Asia and loves to experience nature and changing cultures along the way.

Taylor Lorenz

Taylor's Tracks

Taylor is the writer and creator of Taylor's Tracks - a travel blog dedicated to travelling affordable around the world. She's spent more time in Southeast Asia than anywhere else in the world, is an avid reader, tea lover and yogi.
Taylor is the writer and creator of Taylor's Tracks - a travel blog dedicated to travelling affordable around the world. She's spent more time in Southeast Asia than anywhere else in the world, is an avid reader, tea lover and yogi.

Cindy Arasim

Grateful for the Ride

My goal in 2019 is to refuse to use plastic - specifically, any purchases of new plastic. My dream is to travel in my retirement and a volunteer-tourism kind of way. I love to travel today, and would love to do it in an environmentally friendly and culturally responsible kind of way. Your program seems like it might be a wonderful way to do this! I would love to learn more. I am a proud mom. A loving friend and family member, and a grateful steward of the planet.
My goal in 2019 is to refuse to use plastic - specifically, any purchases of new plastic. My dream is to travel in my retirement and a volunteer-tourism kind of way. I love to travel today, and would love to do it in an environmentally friendly and culturally responsible kind of way. Your program seems like it might be a wonderful way to do this! I would love to learn more. I am a proud mom. A loving friend and family member, and a grateful steward of the planet.

Ivan Kralj

Pipeaway

Ivan Kralj, one of the most-awarded Croatian journalists, left his homeland in 2017 and became a full-time world traveler. He started a travel blog Pipeaway, where he maps the extraordinary people, places and passions.
Ivan Kralj, one of the most-awarded Croatian journalists, left his homeland in 2017 and became a full-time world traveler. He started a travel blog Pipeaway, where he maps the extraordinary people, places and passions.

Ana Goetz

Photographer

My name is Ana Goetz and I was born in Slovenia 23 years ago. For a hobby I was doing many sports in my life. I went to high school of graphic design after I finished it, I realized that I love photography. I didn't go to faculty, but I started to travel and work as a photographer. That's my big passion, but since I'm curious I tried many different jobs. Jobs like: working with kids, tour guide, taking care of animals, waiter, promoter, seller, etc.
My name is Ana Goetz and I was born in Slovenia 23 years ago. For a hobby I was doing many sports in my life. I went to high school of graphic design after I finished it, I realized that I love photography. I didn't go to faculty, but I started to travel and work as a photographer. That's my big passion, but since I'm curious I tried many different jobs. Jobs like: working with kids, tour guide, taking care of animals, waiter, promoter, seller, etc.

Rosemary Kimani & Claire Rouger

Authentic Food Quest

Rosemary Kimani and Claire Rouger are the culinary explorers behind Authentic Food Quest. They aim to inspire people to explore the local flavors on their travels. Through food, they believe, people can have a deeper and richer connection to a destination.

Experts at discovering the local and authentic foods in a region, they share the inside scoop and cultural context about what and where to have the best local food experiences.

Their website, Authentic Food Quest, is a resource platform to help people explore the local food experiences on their travels.
Rosemary Kimani and Claire Rouger are the culinary explorers behind Authentic Food Quest. They aim to inspire people to explore the local flavors on their travels. Through food, they believe, people can have a deeper and richer connection to a destination.

Experts at discovering the local and authentic foods in a region, they share the inside scoop and cultural context about what and where to have the best local food experiences.

Their website, Authentic Food Quest, is a resource platform to help people explore the local food experiences on their travels.

Anastasia Plotnikova

Traveler

Anastasia recently finished her MSc at the London School of Economics in Development Management, where she focused specifically on corporate responsibility and the role of business in development. She has previously worked within media, celebrity and communications teams in the non-profit sector, advocating and fundraising on behalf of women and children's rights. She is an avid traveler and has spent the past year traveling throughout Europe and Southeast Asia - completing a 16 day trek to Mt. Everest basecamp. She is very excited to join the Backstreet Academy community and help combine her love for travel with her passion to spread social good!
Anastasia recently finished her MSc at the London School of Economics in Development Management, where she focused specifically on corporate responsibility and the role of business in development. She has previously worked within media, celebrity and communications teams in the non-profit sector, advocating and fundraising on behalf of women and children's rights. She is an avid traveler and has spent the past year traveling throughout Europe and Southeast Asia - completing a 16 day trek to Mt. Everest basecamp. She is very excited to join the Backstreet Academy community and help combine her love for travel with her passion to spread social good!

Lauren Hay

Faramagan

Darren & Lauren are Scottish travel bloggers who quit their day job to live their day dream. Despite their adventures round the world they remain down to earth and prefer to share “behind the scenes” from life on the road - the stories of real people and real experiences, not just the highlights.
Darren & Lauren are Scottish travel bloggers who quit their day job to live their day dream. Despite their adventures round the world they remain down to earth and prefer to share “behind the scenes” from life on the road - the stories of real people and real experiences, not just the highlights.

Jean Cheney

Honey Bird Travel

Jean is a passionate coffee drinker and adventure traveller. Crafting Australia's favourite coffee fuelled travel blog. Keep a look out for her latest adventure and see what bizzare things she's eating today.
Jean is a passionate coffee drinker and adventure traveller. Crafting Australia's favourite coffee fuelled travel blog. Keep a look out for her latest adventure and see what bizzare things she's eating today.

Robert Tellier

Gr8traveltips

Residing in Western Canada, I was bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Travel will always be a big part of my life and today I enjoy sharing my travel experiences, offering tips and inspiration to the millions of active and adventurous Baby Boomers Around the World on My Travel Blog at gr8traveltips.com.
Residing in Western Canada, I was bitten by the travel bug at a very young age. Travel will always be a big part of my life and today I enjoy sharing my travel experiences, offering tips and inspiration to the millions of active and adventurous Baby Boomers Around the World on My Travel Blog at gr8traveltips.com.

Tom Landau

Travel Consultant

Tom is a travel consultant for South Asia (India, Nepal & Myanmar). He's also a travel addict himself, and manages Facebook travel communities.
Tom is a travel consultant for South Asia (India, Nepal & Myanmar). He's also a travel addict himself, and manages Facebook travel communities.