The Travel Blog for Backpackers

The Bite-Sized Backpacker is a unique, first-hand experience travel blog, providing travel guides to many of the world’s amazing backpacker destinations. Our blog was named after travel mascot Fluffy, the small, adventurous leopard plushie who travels the world with us. Nicknamed “The Bite-Sized Backpacker”, he allowed us to name this website after him.

Enjoy our first extensive Travel Guides for Australia and New Zealand, or check out some of our other travel blogs. Of course, you can also read a little bit more about Fluffy’s favorite subject: (traveling) stuffed animals!

Help us support the world’s wildcats

With each purchase made through, you will directly contribute to the welfare of wild cats, and the preservation of wildlife sanctuaries. We donate a part of our profit to wildlife conservation efforts! 💕🐆

✅ Join our campaign #drawforwildcats!

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Artwork based on ‘The Bite-Sized Backpacker created for ‘Draw for Wild Cats’ (Credit: Relly, Freshy & Saeki Kensuke)

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Explore the World with Fluffy

Meet our travel mascot, Fluffy H. Nijdam! Fluffy is a small, adventurous leopard plushie who is traveling the world one step at the time! Just a small leopard in a big world, the tiny explorer has been traveling for over 10 years. From undiscovered Europe to the jungles of Kalimantan, Fluffy strapped on his bite-sized backpack to lead a life of adventure.

Fluffy started out life as an actor, playing himself in the feature film Eight (2008). Cheeky and full of life, he dreamed of a life of excitement. During the summer of 2010, he packed his backpack, ordered his humans to buy him a train ticket and was soon off to see the world. Since then, Fluffy has traveled to over 400 destinations in more than 50 countries, earning himself the nickname “The Bite-Sized Backpacker”…

Ready for the next step? Let Fluffy tempt you into a cuddly partnership! 🐾

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Adopt a Leopard

A message from Fluffy.

Throughout the years, my humans allowed me to travel all over the world and experience what it feels like to be truly free. Unfortunately, not every wild cat has the same kind of freedom. Habitats are shrinking and poaching remains a threat to the existence of my extended family. Through my website and our sales in our Redbubble shop, we aim to support our favorite wildlife and conservation efforts by donating a portion of our proceeds to these charities.

One initiative we love is the World Wildlife Fund’s “Adopt a Leopard” incentive. By making a donation you can symbolically adopt a real-life leopard!

Your donation will help protect precious habitats around the world, as well as the wild cats relying on them. Please join us in protecting our extended family by adopting a leopard, amur leopard or clouded leopard. Visit the WFF-website to start the adoption process!