Posts Tagged ‘planning’

Should You Carry Backpackers Travel Insurance?

A backpacking trip abroad can make for the experience of a lifetime. But if you should fall ill or get injured it can cost you thousands of dollars in medical bills and transportation home. Yea, I know, backpacking is supposed to be cheap right? Well, even on a budget trip, buying backpackers travel insurance just makes sense. After all, should something bad happen, you’ll end up spending much more money than you would without any type of coverage.

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How To Budget For Your Trip To Europe

Once you’ve got a good idea of where you’ll be visiting on your trip to Europe, it will be time to figure out your budget. Despite what you may be thinking or what you may have heard, a trip to Europe doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, backpacking through Europe is one of the cheapest ways to vacation. The most expensive part of your trip will most definitely be transportation. Divide your trip into two different sets of costs; pre-trip expenses and on-the-road costs. Pre-trip will cover all of your supplies, airfare, and train passes. On-the-road costs will cover everything else, including lodging, food, and attractions.

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What To Pack For Your Trip

One of the most important things to ensuring an enjoyable trip backpacking through Europe is bringing the right supplies. Because you’ll be carrying everything on your back for much of the time, it’s a good idea to bring as little as possible. Getting rid of things you’re positive you won’t need can really help improve your overall experience. If there are items in your backpack that you think you might need, odds are you won’t. Bringing the right clothing is another important factor to consider. Which season you are planning to visit Europe will help determine what kind of clothing you should bring. If you’ll be traveling during the winter, one thing you can do to help lighten the load is to layer your outfits rather than packing a thick coat.

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Planning Your Backpacking Trip To Europe On A Budget

When traveling to Europe on a budget, planning out your trip is an important step. It will help you have a more affordable and enjoyable vacation. Now, unlike most of the information you will find, it’s not essential for every little detail to be planned out, but rather just a rough idea. A big part of the experience while backpacking Europe is the freedom you have when it comes to deciding where and what to do. However, it is important to know what places you would like to see most before you depart. It is also a good idea to know what season you’re going to be traveling and for how long you’re planning to stay.

Deciding what you would like to see is completely dependent on what region of Europe you are planning to visit. If you’d like to stay in Western Europe then you’ll want to make sure and see the popular attractions like the Colosseum, and the Louvre. Or if you’ll be backpacking in Eastern Europe, then you’ll want to see classic destinations like Montenegro and Croatia. No matter where you decide to visit, you’re sure to have the adventure of a lifetime and a trip you’ll never forget.

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