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Backpacker Banter Birthday Giveaway – Win an iPad Mini!

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This month marks the 2nd birthday of Backpacker Banter and I’m super stoked!

Over the last 2 years the site (which I’d been blogging on for about 18 months previous to rebranding it as Backpacker Banter) has gone from strength to strength thanks to all you amazing guys and girls reading it.

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Hard At Work!

It’s afforded me some amazing opportunities and I’ve met heaps of incredible people through it. It’s helped me keep a record of all the cool things I’ve done on the road over the last few years…and looking back on the stuff I’ve ticked off my travel bucket list makes me smile ALOT!

You guys have been epic too – I’ve had loads of awesome emails, comments, tweets (I’m @bckpackerbanter) and comments on the Facebook Page – and I hope that I’m inspiring some of you to head out and explore the world and lending a helping hand to those of you already planning a gap year or backpacking trip!

I’ve been on the road this time around for over a year now and 2013 has some epic plans in the pipeline which I’ll be announcing shortly so the site will be even more jam packed with stories, pictures and advice to keep you entertained at work!

In case you are new to the blog I’ve also given it a makeover, making it easier to find the info you’re looking for and also alot more pretty on the eye!

My new site Top 5 Travel has also just launched which will I’ll be packing out with bitesize chunks of backpacker advice from my travels and a whole heap of guest bloggers too – so go check it out when you have the chance.


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Travel and Tech – My Two Passions Combined!


Anyway – with all birthdays there’s a celebration and presents, and this one is no exception.

I’ve teamed up with the amazing guys at HostelBookers.com and we’re giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky reader!

It’s no secret that I’m a massive Apple geek at heart and my iPhone 5, Macbook Air and iPad are some of my most prized and useful travel kit. Whether it’s shooting pics, keeping in touch with friends or family or blogging away they’re my top travel tip!

For me the iPad Mini is an amazing little gadget, with heaps of battery life for long haul flights, millions of apps to download and keep you entertained and productive and even better it’s compact and light, making it ideal as a backpacking companion.


So how can you win this shiny bit of Apple tech?!


It’s simple as…


    1. Head over to the Backpacker Banter Facebook Page and hit “like” …and do the same on the Top 5 Travel Page too
    2. Sign up for the monthly newsletter 
    3. Then once you’ve done that tell me what your most prized travel item is and why. Is it that blow up neck cushion? Your immodium tablets? Or just your cuddly toy from home?! Whack it in the comments below…


And that’s it!


I’ll pick my favourite/funniest/most random entry and BAM Apple goodness will be shipped asap! I’ll also put together a blog post of all the amazing stuff you guys travel with!




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Competition closes at midnight on 21st March 2013

I reserve the right to alter any part of the competition

Winner will be picked by me (Chris Stevens) and my decision is final

Prize is a 16GB iPad Mini (black or white) 

No cash alternative will be offered

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