Read everything about the most mesmerizing countries and cultures around the world in the travel blog of the Bite-Sized Backpacker, the world’s most experienced backpacking leopard! In this blog, you can learn all about his favorite travel destinations, from the Netherlands to Japan and back. Additionally, Fluffy and his humans often blog about stuffed animals, lifestyle and… the lifestyle of stuffed animals!

Recent blogs

  • The Plushie of the Year 2020-2021
    Move over, Mr. and Mrs. Universe; there’s a new champignon in town! From early-December 2020 until late-February 2021, stuffed animal enthusiasts could cast their vote for which celebrity plushie would…
  • World Cinema: One Film Per Country
    Around the World in 102 Films From the riches of Europe to the remote island nations of Polynesia, the list aims to shift the world’s focus on North American cinema…
  • Valentine’s Day Teddy Bears
    Valentine’s Day has become the most popular day of the year to celebrate romance and love in many regions of the world. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, by…
  • Cinema of South America
    Explore the very best movies from South America, based on a selection of over 8,500 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to the many…
  • Cinema of Central America and the Caribbean
    Explore the very best movies from Central America and the Caribbean, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back…
  • Cinema of North America
    Explore the very best movies from North America, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to the many…
  • Cinema of Oceania and the Pacific
    Explore the very best movies from Oceania and the Pacific, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to…
  • Cinema of East and Southeast Asia
    Explore the very best movies from East and Southeast Asia, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to…
  • Cinema of West and Central Asia
    Explore the very best movies from West and Central Asia, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to…
  • Cinema of South Asia
    Explore the very best movies from South Asia, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to the many…
  • Cinema of Africa
    Explore the very best movies from Africa, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to the many other…
  • Cinema of Eastern Europe
    Explore the very best movies from Central and Eastern Europe, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back to…
  • Cinema of Europe
    Explore the very best movies from Western, Southern and Northern Europe, based on a selection of over 9,100 films. Join us in shifting the world’s focus on American cinema back…
  • Fluffy in New Zealand: Highlights
    New Zealand is one of my favorite countries in the world! The splendor of the country’s national parks is astonishing, and the New Zealand wildlife is absolutely amazing! In this…
  • Teaching English in Thailand: The Quirky Life of a Thai Public School Teacher
    Thailand is a country pulsating with thrills and excitement: from elephant safari’s and spiritual sanctuaries to the (not-so-spiritual) go-go bars and party islands; the country holds something for everyone. Nothing…
  • Wildlife of Australia
    When thinking of Australia, kangaroos and koalas instantly come to mind. Many backpackers visit the continent to spot some of the country’s unique wildlife. Australia is home to many amazing…
  • Wildlife of New Zealand
    New Zealand is a true paradise for those travelers hoping to spot some unique forms of wildlife. From the flightless kiwis to the New Zealand fur seal, the country hosts…
  • The Best Places to Visit in Australia
    So, you’re thinking about traveling to Australia. Good on ya, mate! With its otherworldly landscapes, exotic wildlife, and bustling city hubs, there’s a lot to see and do in the…
  • How to Save Money for Travel
    Backpacking and traveling around the world – whether for a few weeks or years on end – is a fantastic experience. Unfortunately, not everyone has the funds to just pack…
  • The Best Places to Visit in New Zealand
    So, you’ve decided to visit New Zealand. Awesome! You’ve booked your ticket and you’re ready to go. Still, a few questions remain: what places will you visit while traveling New…
  • Backpacking in Australia: a Travel Guide
    Read everything you need to know about backpacking in Australia. What’s the best way to navigate one of the largest countries in the world? What is the Tim Tam Slam,…
  • Backpacking in New Zealand: a Travel Guide
    Find out everything you need to know about backpacking in New Zealand. What travel essentials should you add to your backpack? How can you stay on a budget in one…
  • Teaching Abroad: A Step-by-Step Guide for Non-Native Speakers
    Teaching English abroad has become a popular way to travel the world. It allows travelers of all ages to experience new cultures, while at the same time maintaining an affordable…
  • Teaching English in Thailand: Living and Working in Khlong Luang
    Teaching English abroad allows travelers to stay in foreign countries for extended periods of time, while at the same time traveling around the world. One of the most popular countries…
  • The Best Names for Stuffed Animals
    Giving your plushie a name is the first step in creating its identity. Whether you are a child or an adult, naming your stuffed animal will help you develop a…
  • Giant Teddy Bears & Stuffed Animals
    Sometimes, a simple stuffed animal just isn’t enough. Even if you’ve searched through the entire list of the most popular stuffed animals out there, you might still feel you haven’t…
  • The Top 150 Most Popular Stuffed Animals
    Since the origin of the teddy bear in 1902, a variety of plushies has been created resembling anything from legendary creatures to pop culture characters and from fruits and vegetables…
  • The Most Popular Plushies on Instagram
    United by the Instagram account The Instaplushies, the Instagram plushie community counts roughly 20,000 accounts worldwide. Every day, thousands of stuffed animals use the platform to share their adventures with…
  • Toy Influencers: Plushies with a Following
    Nowadays, the social media influencer sphere includes anything from teachers and farmers to cats and dogs. A select few influencers can be found in Instagram’s most cuddly niche: the plushie…
  • The Most Icon Stuffed Animals in Film and TV
    Stuffed animals can be found in all layers of society. They have proven be extremely diligent, hard-working and universally skilled. There are stuffed animals working as mascots, comforters, influencers and…
  • The Leopard Print: Fashionable Spots
    The leopard print is hot once again! Of course, I knew this all along – I’ve been wearing mine since the day I was born! Though my spots were slightly…
  • The History of Traveling Stuffed Animals
    On Instagram, there’s a niche for everyone. Some are funny or inspiring, others are odd and off-center. One of the most lovable, cuddly niches on Instagram is the plushie community.…
  • Stuffed Animals in Space: Cuddly Astronauts
    Some plushies get to dine in luxurious resorts, while others get to travel to Bali and beyond… but some stuffed animals really take home the price: they get to travel…
  • Things to do while in Covid-19 Quarantine
    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the world has become a very different place. Self-quarantine became inevitable due to the rapid spread of the new virus,…
  • Where do stuffed animals come from?
    The direct origin of stuffed animals lies in the late 19th century, but its ancestors had been around for several millennia. Starting with the production of wooden toys in ancient…
  • Stuffed Animals: A Complete Guide
    Find out everything you ever wanted to know about plushies! About stuffed animals Types of stuffed animals Terms for stuffed animals Materials used to produce stuffed animals Machine washing stuffed…