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Our Story

Samuel and Audrey met one fateful day in Itaewon. He regaled her with stories from Rajasthan while she indulged him with tales from Mumbai. Over the span of the afternoon they discovered their mutual desire to pursue a life of travel. The hours were spent swapping experiences from their extensive travels across Latin America, eating Turkish ice cream, dreaming of little towns in South East Asia, and wandering on foot as they got to know each other better. They’ve been together ever since.

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Samuel Jeffery  :  Nomadic Samuel

Samuel Jeffery (known more commonly as Nomadic Samuel) hails from Gold River, British Columbia, Canada.  He spent the better part of his youth fleeing from bears and cougars in this small scenic town.  Since graduating university he’s been thoroughly addicted to an unconventional lifestyle overseas and is a self-confessed backpacking addict without any known cure in sight.  Before he pegs it he plans to cross as many international borders as he possibly can.

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Audrey Bergner  :  That Backpacker

Audrey Bergner (known in the interwebs as That Backpacker) was born in Montreal, Canada but raised in the Sierras of Argentina.  She shot guns, set traps in the forest and sometimes went to school.  Before even turning legal age she was galavanting across the globe.  When her feet are no longer perpetually itchy she plans to open a cozy little hostel in a location yet to be determined.

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Our Similarities

Food:  Savoury Indian curries, street food & cheesecake topped with Dulce de Leche (and pretty much everything else under the sun)

 Mango lassis & exotic fruit smoothies

Travel Style:
 Cheapskate extraordinaires wandering through back-alleys that aren’t in the Lonely Planet guidebooks.

Mode of Transportation:
 Epic train journeys that wind through the countryside and mountainous regions.

 Indie rock and world music.

 India, Argentina and soon to be Thailand.

 Mega metropolises & old world colonial charmers.

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Our Differences

Sports:  When I uttered ‘Blackhawks’ she told me to pull out my camera.  When she exclaimed ‘Messi’ I thought she was referring to my unruly hair.

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Tammy Lau July 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm

It’s always great to find a partner that share big dream!!! All the best for both of you and BTW, I have the same interests too, can I join?Just Kidding. Great site and great posts. Would definitely use it later for my 10 months Trans-Africa Travels or what ever travels gonna happen later:))



Montecristo Travels August 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Finding that perfect partner is always a magic moment … well done you two! Follow those dreams.


Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:56 am

Thank you! We shall 🙂


Peter West September 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I came across your Seoul Subway Challenge video and gave it a watch to see if you did anything about my neighborhood near Sindorim… I kept recognizing things in the video, mind was blown when you zoomed in on Kids Land, my place of employment for the past year and a half. So funny and random. I’ll tell Lake about it tomorrow^^


Alfred Smith October 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Nice couple and beautiful photographs.
Samuel your blog is as good as your pair. It will be nice if you allow me to do a guest post in your blog backpacking-travel-blog.com. I will provide you a unique and original travel article for your blog. Please let me know if you are interested.



Mike November 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hi Samuel & Audrey,

I love your blog. It’s great seeing people take the plunge and follow what truly makes them happy. You have some amazing articles and photos. If you are ever interested in submitting any articles or photos to us at BarrelHopping, we have ongoing contests where you can win cash to help fund your continued travels. For every article or photo you do submit we will also provide a link back to your site for more exposure. Our end goal is to help fellow travelers like you do more of what they love.


Greg Prohl December 10, 2012 at 12:50 am

Very nicely done “about you” section, I especially like the “differences” comment about Messi, makes sense with Audrey being raised in Argentina where Messi is revered and adored. If there’s anything I enjoy as much as travel, it’s football (that’s soccer to the unenlightened).


Julio Moreno March 2, 2013 at 1:54 am

I like this about me page. I still don’t know what are Blackhawks, but know Messi.


KC May 17, 2013 at 12:13 am

Hi Sam & Audrey,

My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your blog to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!


KC Owens


Aimey Lewis May 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm


I am Aimey from London. I found your blog “backpacking-travel-blog.com” interesting and wondering if I can do a guest post? I wish to write article about 400 to 500 words something according to your blog niche. If this is something you could allow me to do, may I as well add a single link to our site?

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Thanks 🙂

With Best Regards



Roy June 9, 2013 at 8:52 am

Hi! Are you guys still in Chang Mai? I just arrived yesterday. Have been enjoying your videos. Love to invite you to a meal. Call or write. 918513028


Jessica Kitt June 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

What a cool travel romance story! You are both very lucky people! Good luck to you both. I noticed you have a common interest in world music. You light be interested in my blog about world music:


All the best,

Jessica Kitt


David Petrvalsky August 30, 2013 at 6:51 am

I thought I was the only one taking pictures of food while traveling, lol. Like your stories guys. All the best to you


Kenny May 18, 2014 at 12:39 am

You guys are nice couple … I do enjoy reading your blog


Adventurous Aubrey March 11, 2016 at 6:15 pm

I think both of guys are meant to each other 🙂 I love your article and it’s very inspiring.
I love couple backpacker and I wish I will be like both of you. 🙂


Freddy July 20, 2016 at 4:06 pm

Best wishes from germany for you both!
My wife and me are loving your blog and videos.
We reach Chiang Mai to Yee Peng/Loi Kratong and will travel trough the whole country in November.
You are inspiring our planning, thanks!

Frederick and Nadine


Gabriel August 13, 2016 at 12:55 am

I saw your videos and they are fantastic. I’m from Argentina and enjoyed the way both shared our gastronomy. Right now I’m enjoying the videos from other countries you visit. Thanks to both


Maria del mar September 5, 2016 at 6:28 pm

I enjoy reading you guys and watching your travel videos. I took some of your advice when I visited Malaysia in 2014!


Roland Travas April 27, 2017 at 6:25 am

I love watching your videos.


Mikey May 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm

I teach world languages in the U.S.A. and my students and I really enjoy your videos! Thanks Samuel and Audrey!


Elaine carter September 4, 2017 at 2:05 am

Hi Audrey and Sam
Love your blogs and videos
We are off to Taiwan in October.Thanks for all the tips.We live in North of England.Lovely area.We would love to know what cameras you you use.


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