Book author Nicole Trilivas shares her top reads to get you ready for your backpacking adventure in Europe.
Although Japan has been highlighted as a very modern society, this country is also the pinnacle of experiences when it comes to nature and sightseeing. Sightseeing in Japan is unlike anywhere else in the World. No matter which season you go sightseeing in Japan, you are in for a spectacle; so don’t forget to bring extra memory for your camera. It is the perfect place for anyone who seeks to commune with nature and to be humbled by its beauty. If you want to go sightseeing in Japan au naturel then you should definitely check out these places.
When you want to explore the world, one question that pops up in your head is whether you want to solo backpack, travel with a few of your best friends, or travel with a group. My first grand trip was to Europe with a group called People to People, and there were definitely some pros and cons of traveling with thirty people. To help you make your decision on who will or will not accompany you, here are pros and cons of traveling with a group.
I’ll save you the obvious list of backpacking on the cheap tips that includes staying in hostels, picking countries that are cheap to backpack in and getting groceries instead of eating out for every meal. There are ways to enjoy a deeper immersion in the culture, have a stress-free night’s sleep on a bed (or couch) that isn’t yours, and even try enough local cuisine to feel more like a tourist than a ready-to-get-down-and-dirty-and-starve-for-2-months-as-a-sacrifice-to-see-the-world backpacker. Care to find out? Here’s how.
Every year we take some time to sit down with our user who visits the most countries that year, our “Globetrotter of the Year,” to hear more about their adventures. Last year it was Oscar Garcia, who visited 18 countries (via 13 flights and 4 trains) as part of a 91 day trip. This year it was Jillian Krisinger, who visited 15 countries with StudentUniverse as part of three trips in 2015.
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If you’re heading off on a backpacking trip for the first time, it can be tough to think any further ahead than the first round of drinking games with your brand new hostel mates, interspersed with trips to all those major landmarks you’ve always wanted to get a photo in front of. There are a lot of Travelgram worthy destinations, and backpacking just makes them that much easier to get to.