About Us

RestlessBackpacker.com was founded in 2018 as a hub for passionate backpackers that want to share their stories or advice with fellow adventurers.

Traveling to every corner of the world

Climbing every mountain

Exploring every trail

Recording all these experiences alone might leave little time for something else. We wanted to create a place where backpackers from every corner of the world can come together to share their stories with like-minded peers.

Our Mission

We love to explore mountain trails and take readers on a virtual journey through winding mountain paths that lead to breathtaking vistas. Through RestlessBackpacker we hope to:

Grow a tight community

where everybody can feel welcome to share their personal story.

Inspire others

to go out more by sharing unique mountain trails.

Make backpacking easier

by sharing unbiased reviews for tried and tested gear.

Encourage travelers

to respect nature with low-impact hiking.

Meet Our Restless Backpackers

Lidia

Main Editor

Right now, for me, climbing a mountain is equal to rebooting my system. I’m a worrier and a perfectionist, so my brain always has multiple tabs open. But when I’m on a trail, it gets quiet, it gets peaceful, I feel like I can breathe again and enjoy nature’s untouched beauty.

Shawn

Contributor

I am an avid outdoor lover. The outdoors to me is the best medicine for stress and anxiety. I feel that escaping the modern edge of technology and automation that we are so used to in our lives helps to make us stronger and healthier as human beings. You can frequently find me exploring my local National Forest, state parks and any other public lands that I can get myself to.

Trev

Contributor

Three years ago, my life felt as though it belonged to someone else. Stuck in an 8-5 job, 5 days a week, breaking my back to line someone else’s pockets, losing a grip of a passion for filmmaking that I never followed up; I was in a rut, to say the least. That was until I discovered walking.

Our Favorite Destinations

busteni romania

Jepii Mici

Romania, Bușteni

dartmoor, england

Dartmoor

England, South Devon

hogsvora norway hiking

Høgsvora

Norway

brasov romania

Brașov

Romania

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Trails

Comprehensive guides for undiscovered and top-rated trails, explored by expert backpackers.

Adventures

Take a walk on the wild side! Learn about the adventures and misadventures of our colleagues or share your own story!

Tips

Everything you need to know about ultralight backpacking, low-impact hiking, trail cooking, and more.

Top Picks

Heavily curated equipment & gear reviewed by our experts. We test backpacking gear so you can make an informed choice.

Glamping

Find out how you can enjoy the benefits of camping without sacrificing comfort. It’s camping, but glamorous.