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BF Announces First of 2012 Site Improvements

by Admin on April 16, 2012

BF Announces First of 2012 Site Improvements

In our Looking Back on 2011 post, we mentioned that we would be focusing our efforts on implementing long-awaited improvements to the site. Today, we are happy to announce the first of those changes. Here’s what to look for.

•    New member profiles. Profile pages have been given a lift with tips and stories now appearing in one place.

•    Customized URL. Your personalized Backpack Forever URL makes it easier to share tips and advice with other travelers on the road.

•    More control over content. Previously posted tips and stories can now be edited, giving you more control over content you upload.

•    Quicker publish time. Travel stories will post automatically without initial review so you can share your stories immediately.


To view your new public profile page, sign in to the Member Area, or go to

For those interested in making money on the site, Version 3.0 includes the launch of Backpack Forever’s Get Paid While Traveling (GPWT) Program. The new, commission-based program is designed to help backpackers earn extra income while on the road and replaces the old revenue-sharing model. To find out more about the program, sign into the Member Area and navigate to the “Get Paid” section. 

We are working to incorporate your comments and hope to hear more from you on how to continue to make Backpack Forever the leading website for backpackers. In the upcoming months, we will launch the next phase of planned 2012 site improvements. Check your Inbox for more news from us! 

Matt & Tran