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Backpacking Through Europe – See All Of Europe On A Budget

Europe has to be experienced - up, close and personal, being a continent that offers the best of culture, architecture, heritage and cuisine,. Backpacking is the right way of experiencing this magnificent landmass and discovering everything that it has to offer.

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Backpacking through Europe - Inexpensive Means, Rich Experience

Europe may be a continent full of riches but traveling there need not be expensive. Backpacking through Europe is the best, as well as the cheapest way of experiencing a European vacation. Meeting and interacting with local people, eating local cuisine and exploring its incredible history and culture are some of the many benefits of backpacking through Europe. Unlike planned tours, which stick to an itinerary, backpacking allows a great deal of flexibility and brings an exciting element of adventure. Not to mention the joy of making new friends in an unknown land, living in hostels and seeing so much more on a small budget.You may be backpacking through Europe with your belongings, but you will certainly return with that backpack straddled on your back, filled with unforgettable experiences.

Visiting Europe - Making the Best of Your Budget

Backpackers have flocked to Europe for the variety it offers for everyone. Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Greece are some of the most destination with backpackers. Before visiting Europe, decide the time of travel. If you plan in advance, you may be able to get a cheap airfare. Most people choose summer due to perfect climatic conditions. This being a tourist season, it may be difficult to finding an accomodation. The rates at tourist attractions are also high. Winter travel is cheaper but most places are closed during the season. It may be wise to invest in a good budget travel book like "Lonely Planet" or "Let's Go", before you embark on your journey.One of the cheapest way of getting about in Europe is by rail. Getting yourself a Eurail pass will make sure you can travel throughout Europe (except Britain, which offer Britrail pass) on trains for a specified time. While visiting Europe, take as much time as you want to absorb the beauty and magnificence of the place. Meet fellow backpackers and share your experiences with each other. Even if you are not traveling on a tight schedule, it is advisable to make a list of destinations you want to visit in Europe.

Backpacking Essentials - A Checklist for Travel Enthusiasts

Some backpacking essentials must be taken care of before you begin your travel across Europe. Firstly, ensure that your passport is up to date and valid for your travel duration. Check with the emabassies of European countries for applicable Visa requirements. Take traveler's check and sufficient amount of cash, to convert into local currency. Pack as light as you can and carry only the most essential things. Most importantly, check if your backpack is good to travel the entire distance with you.Photo Source : flickr.com/uggboy/

Written by Lucy King

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