5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Experiences Over Materials

We’re fast approaching the end of 2015 and there’s no doubt we live in an exciting era where people, particularly Generation Y, are beginning to place more importance on experiences rather than materials. In the pursuit of lasting happiness, it’s no longer about who’s got the latest iPhone, trendiest clothing or the shiniest car. Yes, […]

10 Ways I Sleep Around the World for Free

Have you ever thought about packing up all you have to just go and explore our beautiful world but never quite found the funds to make that first step out there? Would you like to know how all these wandering souls make their millions to live that dream? Well they don’t, really. Truth is the […]

5 Tips to Maintain Your Health on the Road

Staying fit and healthy is a task in itself when you’ve got routine. Yet, when routine is gloriously thrown out of the window and you ar faced with the alien situations of a backpacker’s lifestyle, you can’t even call where your next meal will come from. Here’s a several valuable points worth considering: 1. Hydration Whether […]

Why You Should Try Hitchhiking At Least Once In Your Life

Whenever I ask people why they haven’t tried hitch-hiking before, I usually know the answer before it’s been said. If it’s a guy, he’s probably going to say something about it being really uncomfortable sharing a ride with a stranger, not to mention the possibility of becoming a serial killer’s next victim (I can’t blame […]

7 Tips to Help You Transform Your Passion(s) into a Vocation.

I truly believe that life is about doing what you love as much as possible with the people who count. How cool would it be to be able to make money doing the things you love? Yes it is possible… very possible indeed. Here’s 8 tips that will help get you started: 1. Nurture the […]

6 Tips for Starting a Business While Travelling the World

It’s clearly very hard to start a business. But it’s even harder to start one while you are travelling the world. That’s what I’m currently doing with Podstel. What started as a passion project, which I’ve carried in my backpack for 2 years, has slowly evolved into a small passionate Team with a laser focus: […]

7 Random Things We Learnt About Greece

Late January 2015 I rocked up to Greece ready for an adventurous trip around Europe with Team Podstel. I’d done a little Google search into things to do and places to see beforehand but, as I always say, you never really can understand a country and all its oddities until you’re there breathing in the […]

3 Ways You Can Travel When You’re Not Actually Travelling

It’s 9 am on a Monday and I am in work with a severe case of post-weekend blues. Rather than dealing with the relentless influx of emails, phone calls and the ever increasing pile of paperwork which is building up on my desk, I am procrastinating by scrolling absent-mindedly through my Facebook news feed. I […]

Why We Hitchhiked 6,000km Across Europe to Set Up Podstel

So 12 countries, 110 days, 113 hitchhikes and 5,600km later we’ve landed in Podstel’s new home, Leipzig. Many would probably think we’ve been frolicking around Europe meeting lots of people and having tonnes of fun but there was much more intention to the trip than just that. We’ve been asked this a few times since […]

5 Ways to Beat the Crowd with a Morning Routine

by Jason Townsend Travelling can be the best experience of your life, and it can also be one of the most disrupting. I’ll be the first to admit that pursuing a life on the road while chipping away at your calling is no walk-in-the-park. As I write this, I’ve uprooted from my base in Melbourne, […]

How Podstel is Growing on the Road

Kilometres Killed and Milestones Made It’s fair to say that developing a start-up on the road whilst hitchhiking across an entire continent doesn’t feature in your average business strategy. The only important question is do you believe it’s possible? Building a business from our backpacks is certainly not without its perils and pitfalls and whether […]

5 Things You Should Know Before Your First Hitch

It was a November morning in Canterbury, England in 2009. Rob and I were standing on the side of the road, shivering in our charity-shop jumpers, our colourful, inherited-from-the eighties backpacks adorning the pavement by our feet. We held out our thumbs hopefully to the steady stream of traffic passing us by. Most ignored us. […]

5 Things Podstel Learnt About Serbia

Serbia has been a very interesting stop off on Podstel’s Road to Berlin. We’d done a quick Google search into things to do and places to see beforehand but you can never truly understand a country and all its eccentricities until you’re really there, breathing its air. Our love affair with Serbia began within the […]

Podstel’s Top Tips for Belgrade

Belgrade, or “The White City” as it’s otherwise known, is the metropolis of the Balkans. After spending 10 days in Belgrade, Team Podstel have been well and truly won over by its charm. Belgrade’s welcoming soul is so inviting to travellers, which perhaps comes from the fact that it’s still a relatively new stop off […]

Why iBike the Balkans

“And to those who believe that adventures are dangerous, I say, try routine; that kills you far more quickly.” – Paulo Coelho Story Get on your bike because Podstel and iBikeBelgrade are about to take you on an action-packed and adrenaline-filled biking adventure off the beaten track, right through the unchartered heartland of Serbia. A […]

Belgrade: A Rising Star in the Balkans

Our wonderful Serbian Podventure started in the country’s exuberant and outspoken capital, Belgrade. After spending almost two weeks in this city, Belgrade has shocked and delighted us in equal measures and has got us wondering whether this hidden gem is unfairly overlooked by travelers traversing the well-worn backpacker trails? Touching down in the capital after […]

5 Realisations from Cycling Serbia

“Speed propels the vitality of life. Attitude controls it. Momentum maintains it. Patience protects it. Leadership guides it. And entelechy unleashes it.” – A Wise Man. Here we go again – another great PodVenture for Team Podstel. We’re proud to say we’ve teamed up with iBikeBelgrade to cycle an immense 5-day, 250km loop around North […]