Belinda Jackson scours Australia and the globe to discover top deals from Perth to La Paz.
Savour every centimetre of that shoestring with these budget-friendly boltholes, perfect for an economic downturn-busting break.
Gemma Bowes explores the world's largest salt flat and nearby lakes and eco-lodge stays in Bolivia's south-west.
Steve McKenna leaves the automotive blessings to the locals to seek Andean inspiration from the landscape around Lake Titicaca.
The Backpacker blogger, Ben Groundwater, names the 10 places around the world where even amateurs can take spectacular photos.
About 60,000 tourists flock to the Uyuni salt flats of Bolivia every year.
From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.
It's a continent that can be intimidating and other-worldly, but it's never, ever dull, writes Steve McKenna.