Hi, we’re Joe and Nat, aka Backpacks & Beverages

We are a full-time working couple from the UK who both share a passion for exploring the world and enjoying a drink or two while we’re at it.

Since we met in 2018, we have visited 14 countries, and we had big plans to spend 6 months backpacking and beveraging our way round Asia and Australia in 2020. Obviously, these plans are now on hold, but as soon as it’s safe to travel again we will be heading straight over!


We created our Instagram page to showcase our travels and drink pics because you’re not likely to find us on a beach showing off six-pack abs and a bikini body. We love beer and food too much for that!

Now, we want to share our helpful travel guides, along with how we manage to travel as much as we do with limited time off from work, as well as give you useful budget hints and tips to help you plan for your trip without worrying about your bank balance. That way you still have some spare change for a cold one or two to enjoy with your favourite drinking buddy!

Having full time jobs isn’t exactly ideal when you love to travel the world. But, if we can do it so can you, and we want to help you out as much as we can.



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Milan is a fantastic city, it’s home to Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, is one of the fashion capitals of
Kruger National Park is possibly the most well-known safari destination in Africa. It is one of the largest game reserves
Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular national park destinations in the entire US. The landscape is astonishing,
San Francisco is one of the most diverse and colourful cities in the USA, from world famous landmarks like the
World famous chocolate, the best waffles and an endless choice of beer should be more than enough solid reasons to
To make it clear from the outset, we fell in love with Kiev! Another one of our ‘off the map’