How to Backpack Around the World

Robert Downes, author of Planet Backpacker, will share his story of traveling on a five-month solo backpacking trip through the developing world at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Downes’ trip involved pedaling a 20-year-old mountain bike through Ireland, across England, and down the Danube, staying in hostels and bandit-camping in a tent.  Ditching his bike in Prague, he backpacked on through East Europe, Egypt, India and Southeast Asia. Planet Backpacker … [Read more...]