I’m Marian, welcome to my online journal!

Read my posts, enjoy the photos, learn new stuff and get travel tips from my past experiences.

Why Backpack Globetrotter?

That’s pretty easy: I always travel with a large backpack and I hate hand luggage and trolley bags. Here are a few more things about myself: I’m not a full time traveler, nor a writer. Actually, I’m not even close to that, as I have an 8 hours per day office job in a multinational company (not anymore, starting from March 2021) I work as a BI freelancer / consultant. But in my free time, I’m always trying to discover more of what the world has to offer.

I like to travel… Yeah, I know, what a cliché! Who doesn’t?! Writing was one of my passions as a child. Now, I’m trying to rediscover it. I’m pretty passionate about geography and history. And about meeting new people and discovering new places. Also, I tend to walk a lot during my travels. It helps me accomplish my travel goals.

Despite writing in first person, I don’t travel alone most of the times, but with my better half, Ioana. Rarely, it can happen to visit some places alone.

My gear and resources

Sony Alpha a6000 – a veteran of the Sony mirrorless cameras, I’ve been using it since early 2016, and I still think it does a great job. Apart from the original lens (16-50mm), I bought a second one for zoom in photos, the Sony E 55-210mm. It’s a budget lens, decent to start with.

DJI Mavic Mini – the first ultralight drone from DJI, the best drone manufacturer on the market. I started using it in mid 2020; it lacks 4K video, but taking into account its size and performance, it’s perfect for me. Mini is not produced anymore, but you can have a look at its successors: DJI Mini SE and DJI Mini 2.

DJI Action 2 – the newest addition, purchased in 2022. I bought it mostly for Youtube, to make city and snowboarding videos. By the way, have you already subscribed to my Youtube channel? You don’t know what you’re missing.

Cabin Max Metz – the best travel backpack ever. With a capacity of 44l, you can fit a lot into it, and it’s suitable as a cabin bag for all airline companies.

Booking.com – one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces. I like the easiness of the whole process of booking through them, despite not always having the best rates.

Airbnb.com – Air Bed and Breakfast, the service that lets property owners rent out their spaces to traveler. I don’t use it that much anymore, as rates have increased significantly in the pandemic.

Rentalcars.com – part of the same group as Booking.com, it’s an online aggregator for car renting companies, that are available for your preferred dates and destinations.

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