Backpack Across Europe Travel Tips

When I headed off to Backpack across Europe I was totally unaware of the steep learning curve I was about to start climbing. Spending only three days in the UK I board a ferry to France and said farewell to the English language for roughly six months. With no accommodation booked and no map or any idea of the layout of the port town I would be staying in that first night I was lucky to get a room in a small hotel. During the coming weeks this was how I traveled.After a month on the road the travel smarts were starting to take over, planning in advance, booking ahead, relaxing more and taking each day as it came. No matter what time of the year you go Europe or any other destination for that matter, your destination will have a great deal to offer you.However of course, there are times of the year that are more desirable to travel Europe. This time of year also coincides with a great invasion of Americans on vacation.An ideal time to Backpack across Europe is from April to June and September through to October when the weather is still warm, however the holiday crowds have moved on and accommodation and transport prices are much lower that the peak times of July and August. In Greece I was picking up nice little hotel rooms for 25 to 30 euro.When you go and Backpack across Europe it is important that you pack the right mindset. You are on holidays after all so try not to let anything bother you, sure you will face some challenges but don’t let them get the better of you.Take each day as it comes, whatever happens, somehow things will work out or someone will be there to help. Several times I found myself in some desperate situations, usually because I arrived late at night, because I decided to take a later train because it was cheaper…bad idea… All this to save a few Euro….stupid, don’t do it!Anyway, moments like these test you to your limits as you Backpack across Europe, yet from somewhere you have to find the inner strength to tackle the situation, to remain calm and objective. Easier said than done sometimes but remind yourself that stressing and panic simply make matters worse.Keep in mind it usually takes several weeks to settle down and be at complete ease when exploring foreign places and being far from home and friends. It took me almost two months to feel completely relaxed and at home on the road as you Backpack across Europe.Once you do settle into the travel rhythm everything becomes easy and second nature, with home, work and your life before backpacking seeming so distant and almost surreal. When you reach this point, however long it takes you, you will realize that this is what life is really meant to be like. For you are free to go where you want and do what you wish with the only limitations being self imposed or financial.So what are you waiting for, get over there and Backpack across Europe you won’t regret it…