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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Squatting Serbia – How To Turn Fear Into Diamonds

In this memoir of a night spent in a Serbian squat, Team Podstel’s Lyndsay speaks honestly about fear of the unknown and the importance of getting over it. Squatting (vb.) the practice of settling on or occupying property, especially otherwise unoccupied property, without any title, right or payment of rent. I’d like to begin by […]

6 Ways to Design a Kick Ass Life

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much – Jim Rohn Lifestyle Design. Before I woke up, i was drifting through life without really thinking about designing a life. Human beings… we’re an interesting breed. We often want things […]

Why Being Courageous Will Change Your Life

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Anonymous My Courageous Decision  I recently made a life changing and courageous decision to quit my job in the city, turning my back on the corporate rat race to join Team Podstel. But why… To turn my passions into a career; and To live out my […]

5 Common Excuses People Use Not To Travel

“I want to travel, but…” So you’ve met someone cool, someone who clearly has an adventurous streak who you get along with. Nothing frustrates me more than when a potential free spirit drops the dreaded “I want to travel, but…” bombshell. My heart sinks. My eyes glaze over. Cue generic excuse from the list below. […]

34 Random Acts of Kindness That Cost You Nothing

Since Podstel are trying to incorporate as many Random Acts of Kindness into our Europe trip as possible, I thought it’d be a good idea to write a blog of 34 moneyless Random Acts of Kindness that you can carry out in everyday life to make someone else’s life a little bit better. Donate blood. […]