Top 10 Backpacking Destinations in the World

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations in the World

Traveling on a shoestring budget—doesn’t mean having to go without exploring the world. In fact, much of the world isn’t best discovered in a luxury hotel suite, but with a few belongings tucked into a knapsack.

Sure, backpacking trips may mean sacrificing some creature comforts, but the connection with the nature around you and the camaraderie with fellow backpackers from all over the world can’t be undervalued.  Here are the world’s top 10 backpacking destinations…

1. Porto to Algarve, Portugal

Portugal is a stunning coastal haven for backpackers. Most fly down and begin your trek at Porto, making your way leisurely to the Algarve, at the southern-most tip of Portugal on the border of Spain. The walk is not difficult; in fact, you can take advantage of the stellar public transport system and stop along the coast for wine tours, gorgeous scenery, lively festivals, delicious seafood, and friendly locals.


2. Bali, Indonesia

If you’re traveling on a backpacker’s budget, but want to sunbathe, dine, drink, and explore like royalty, then a trip to Bali, Indonesia is within reach.  Not only are the golden beaches stunning, the accommodations and food are super cheap. However, the laid back surfers, backpackers, and jubilant monkeys you’ll have for company during your journey will be priceless.

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