We’ll just go ahead and say it: Europe is the most beautiful continent in the world.
Whether you’re up for sightseeing, a gastronomic experience or extreme thrills, this place has no shortage of what to do and see. In fact, backpacking through Europe will quickly make you realize you want to live there.
If it’s your first time, then you’ve come to the right place. Below are the best tips for backpacking across this legendary continent.
Choose your season wisely
What makes Europe exceptional is there’s something for everyone, no matter the season. Netherlands, Scandinavia, France and the British Isles are extra superb during spring. The coastlines and islands of southern Europe and the cities of Spain and Italy are even more magical come autumn. Summer looks fine along the Balkan coastline, the Slovenian mountains and Baltic cities while winter is packed with arguably the best parties in the world (sorry, NY!).
Take the train
Ask anyone who’s come from a trip to Europe and they’ll tell you that trains are a must-ride. This is the best way to enjoy the diverse scenery the continent has to offer. Besides, why stare at clouds the entire day when majestic mountains and seaside sights await? Be sure to book your ride through InterRail Global pass or Eurail pass.
Feast like a local
Just because you’re a backpacker doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of good food. Europe knows no shortage when it comes to tapas, full English meals, open sandwiches and fresh-off-the-oven croissants. Just remember not to fall into tourist traps. There are lesser known restaurants that offer equally tasty treats for less the price.
Enjoy the freebies
There are free museums in London, free walking tours across the land and even free food sometimes. You just have to know where these attractions are. That’s why it pays to do your research before stepping out.
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