April 3, 2018

Traveling by foot is one of the least expensive and most satisfying ways of seeing a new country. Europe has a long and storied history of being the perfect place to travel on a budget, but intrepid adventurers who have never traveled by foot are often unsure how to begin making plans. That’s where Chillout’s backpacking travel advice can come in handy.

Advice on Packing

The most important thing to remember when packing for a backpacking trip of any sort is to keep the pack as light as possible; in fact, most travelers with experience suggest limiting pack size to just 20 pounds. Be sure to choose low-maintenance clothing that is versatile and easy to mix-and-match, and don’t cut corners when it comes to packing essential items like underwear and socks. Other essential items include small toiletries bags, first-aid kits, earplugs, flashlights, locks, and a Swiss-Army knife.

Advice on Accommodations…