flashpacker [ˈflaʃpakə/]

(n.) budget traveller who knows the value of a comfy bed and a nice shower.

This is our own definition of a flashpacker. We realised we were flashpackers some time after becoming ones. Not sure if it was because we were near (or over) our 30s, or the fact that we could spend that extra dollar (or dong, baht, euro, peso or yuan), but we found that we could still travel light without suffering the consequences of a smelly roommate or unwanted dreadlocks on our head. Flashpacking has become our way to continue exploring the world, and as we gathered (and keep gathering) lots of anecdotes, tips and pictures, we will be sharing them here.


We are a young Argentinean couple who have been enjoying travelling for a while. We have visited several destinations on our own (or with friends and family), and in the past few years, a lot of destinations together.


Born & raised in Buenos Aires, my first backpacking experience was with friends in Argentina’s Northwest, followed by a couple other trips around South America. As I grew older I was more than happy to switch backpack for wheels, considering I could afford a more “comfortable” style of travel. Now I realize that traveling light (no more than 8kilos) is part of “comfortable” if you are planning to travel a lot! An amateur photographer, I enjoy capturing moments in the places I visit.

Currently living in Perth, Australia.

Instagram: @life.through.my.lens


Born in La Plata, Argentina the same year Back to the Future was released (don’t look online, it was 1985). First travelled at the age of 6 to Rio, Brasil. At 12 took my first ‘long’ flight to Florida, US, and since 21, travelling has been one of my top priorities, mixed with work and study. Visited 30+ countries in 4 continents, and always plan to add more. Besides travelling, huge fan of association football (soccer), history and long discussions about “what is your favourite city”.

Currently living in Perth, Western Australia.

Instagram: @pablonico85

Twitter: @pablonico85


All pictures and stories appearing in this blog are ours unless otherwise specified.