About South America Backpacker


Updated October 22nd, 2018.

South America Backpacker is brought to you by the same people who created South East Asia Backpacker and Europe Backpacker.

In 2008, a 23-year old English backpacker called Nikki travelled from the UK to Kathmandu, then onward to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and the rest of South East Asia. She fell in love with the spontaneity of backpacking life and decided there and then that she never wanted to go home.

Along her journey, she met hundreds of like-minded travellers who all had something to share. She wanted to create a ‘travel diary for everyone’ – a place where backpackers could share their ideas and tales of sweet life on the open road!

She started to create a series of magazines under the umbrella Backpacker International – the first of which was the printed South East Asia Backpacker Magazine, which was distributed to hostels and adventure centres all along the backpacker trail. The magazine became famous as the place to go for backpackers planning their trip in South East Asia!

Nikki in the Philippines with South East Asia Backpacker Magazine.
Nikki in 2009 after launching the first magazine.

After publishing 30 print magazines over 5 years, Nikki decided to backpack to South America to explore the second most popular backpacking region in the world and start the second magazine – South America Backpacker.

machu picchu
Exploring South America – at Machu Picchu.
Spreading the word of Backpacker Magazine to South America.

After spreading the word of the Backpacker International brand to the South American Andes and the Caribbean shores… Nikki decided to travel closer to friends and family for once and make a base in beautiful Barcelona, to start the next leg of the journeyEurope Backpacker Magazine!

Nikki in Barcelona!

Explore the Backpacker International World…

Join us as we explore the world – backpacker style! Leaving no stone unturned as we delve into every nook and cranny of the backpacker experience – from the culture and environment to the nightlife and cuisine.

South East Asia Backpacker Magazine

South America Backpacker Magazine

Europe Backpacker Magazine


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover…” (Mark Twain)

Our Recommended Travel Resources

  • Join Our Facebook Group: South America Backpacker Community
  • Travel Insurance: True Traveller and World Nomads.
  • Flight Search: Skyscanner.
  • Accommodation: Booking.com and HostelWorld.
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