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Solo Backpacking – Top Tips

You may have read my post earlier this week on suggested books to read before backpacking Europe. But maybe your backpacking somewhere else, or your considering solo backpacking (read this post on how to decide if you want to travel with a group to see if this is for you).

Here are the top tips to keep in mind to ensure you have a safe and memorable experience when solo backpacking:

Before you go: 

Things to bring: 

While You’re There: 

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Remember that it’s okay to be homesick or lonely, but also remember that they’re just growing pains and more often than not, those feelings are transitory. Keep putting yourself out there. Travelling alone isn’t always easy, but it is always rewarding!

Maybe your backpacking adventure is still a dream? Read up on where you should go, how to backpack on a college budget, book your flights and hotels, and then learn what to pack. We’ve got you covered through every step of the process.