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Best Places To Backpack

Where Will Your Backpacking Take You?

While there is no one “best place” to backpack, there are a variety of places that can give you the type of backpacking experience you’re looking for. Good places to backpack are those where transportation inside the country is relatively easy, places to stay are cheap and plentiful, and where crime is relatively low making it easy to get around on foot.

The Best Places To Backpack is a collection of the cities and countries you can visit based upon your backpacking experience and the type of backpacker you are. There are some beautiful places to backpack, including Thailand, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic that are accommodating and have a good network of services for backpackers. You’ll also run into many other backpackers in the best places to backpack which is one of the best parts of traveling with a single bag, staying in hostels, and exploring the world.

Some Backpacking Hot Spots

Australia | Thailand | New Zealand | England | Czech Republic | Argentina | Ireland | South Africa | Top Beaches In Europe

Perhaps you’re planning your first trip and aren’t sure where to go or haven’t really backpacked before. Most people choose the top vacations spots in Europe because it’s a well known destination for backpackers, especially for college students and gap-year travelers. You don’t have to limit yourself though, Southeast Asia, parts of South America, and Africa all make great places for your first backpacking trip.

Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, make sure to check out the best places to backpack before setting your mind on one destination. If you already have a place in mind, you can learn about it here. We’ve been to and researched all of the best places to backpack and also have some recommendations on what gear to carry and how to stay safe on the road.

Backpacking In Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia, Bulgaria has begun hitting the radar of backpackers traveling through Europe in recent years, and with good reason. Sofia is a city of just over one million inhabitants, and its size makes it easy to navigate and learn about. Getting to Sofia by plane will take you through Sofia Airport, the busiest airport in […]

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Cheap Hotels For Backpackers

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For anyone planning a purse-friendly backpacking trip around Europe, keeping costs down is a priority. However, this doesn’t mean sticking to hostel dorms with communal bathrooms. The increase of cheap hotels, in addition to the rising costs of many hostel chains, means that it’s possible to get a hotel room at the same price as […]

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Backpacking In Brazil

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Backpacking is taking off in a big way in Brazil, with a large number of backpackers coming into and leaving Brazil. Where once backpacking was seen as a ‘low class’ activity, the Brazilian tourism industry is realizing the potential revenue even low budget travelers can generate if they come in numbers high enough. There are […]

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Backpacking In Argentina

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Argentina is quickly growing into a major backpacking destination along with nearby Brazil. The economic collapse of a few years ago has made the economy favorable for visiting backpackers and foreigners and Argentina offers a blend of European and Latin culture all in one place. While most backpackers stay in Buenos Aires, there is a […]

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Backpacking In South Africa

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Africa in general tends to get a bad rap with travelers as it’s seen as being entirely dangerous, lawless, or impossible to navigate. South Africa is just one of the best places to backpack in Africa, which is full of possibilities. You can go on safari, enjoy Johannesburg, or head to the beautiful beaches of […]

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Backpacking In New Zealand

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Like it’s larger neighbor to the west, New Zealand is one of the premier places in the world to backpack. New Zealand shares many of the advantages of backpacking in Australia – it’s got a variety of environments across its territory, has and excellent public transportation system, and is safe. There isn’t much traffic and […]

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Backpacking In Australia

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Australia is an entire continent that is one of the best places in the world to backpack. Australia has a variety of environments, climates, and terrains within its border. Australia is loaded with unique wildlife that has evolved in isolation on the large island. Being a modern industrialized nation, Australia is easy to navigate and […]

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Backpacking In Thailand

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Thailand is a hot destination for backpackers and not just because of the weather. Thailand features a very active expat and backpacker community and is one of the most popular backpacking destinations outside of Western Europe. Flying to Thailand generally costs more than other destinations, particularly if you’re flying from the US, but once you’re […]

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