Student Travel Backpacking In Europe

Written by Rick Chapo

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I shall bring only one guide book, not one for each country that I MIGHT see.

I accept that I will come home wearing something I didnt take and will have lost/traded/burned much of what I did take.

For female travelers and, okay,repparttar occasional male,

I will not bring high heels or a gaggle of make-up.

Admittedly, chanting these mantras will not bringing you immediate enlightenment. Fret, not. You can always throw items away or send them home in a box to your parents/friends/parole officer. Forrepparttar 141694 resourceful backpacker, it is not unheard of to send particularly smelly/discolored/toxic clothing to an ex-girlfriend/ex-boyfriend/little brother. Follow these practical guidelines and you will soon happily be speaking in a loud voice to make foreigners understand you.

The Evidence

This isrepparttar 141695 hard part for most travelers to wrap their minds around. You will forget those special moments of your trip when you metrepparttar 141696 hunk Sven or babe Svenetta from Sweden and had a romantic evening/dancedrepparttar 141697 night away/got arrested in Ios/Ibiza/the airport. Maybe not immediately, but you will eventually forget.

You will also forget or loserepparttar 141698 contact information of people you meet, despite meticulously writing it down onrepparttar 141699 back of a coaster/napkin/your hand in a bar/poetry reading/jail at three inrepparttar 141700 morning. Surprisingly, said coaster/napkin/hand often surviverepparttar 141701 night/day/weekend and get deposited in your already trashed backpack. Of course, their presence is often forgotten when you later put a Oktoberfest mug/wet towel/toothbrush in. The extra padding atrepparttar 141702 bottom of your pack is specifically designed to deal withrepparttar 141703 decomposing result. Still,repparttar 141704 information is gone and so is your future with Sven/Svenetta.

To properly recordrepparttar 141705 magical moments of your trip, you must take a diary or journal. Dont worry, you can burn it later before you get married/your parents get nosey/you have kids. You want a journal in a water/beer/sweat resistant case. Of course, I prefer a Nomad Travel Journal, but just make sure you take something. When you have some extra time inrepparttar 141706 bus/train/jail cell, you can record how you got there andrepparttar 141707 people you met.

Trust me, when you, Sven/Svenetta and your nine children are sitting onrepparttar 141708 porch 10 years later, you will greatly enjoy reading your journal. Of course, that assumes you didnt burn it.

Rick Chapo is with Nomad Journals - Preserve the experience with writing journals for traveling, hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, bird watching and more.

Successfull travel is not just cheap plane tickets

Written by Kerry Emrich

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Be aware of local laws and regulations. A great example ofrepparttar importance of this is countries like Saudi Arabia where alcohol is prohibited. Learn about things like speed limits and such from travel books.

Travel books are a great resource of information. Books likerepparttar 141674 Lonely Traveler and others are available at your local library or bookstore. These can save you a lot of time and money especially when traveling to far away countries.

Never underestimaterepparttar 141675 power of great planning, remember cheap plane tickets are onlyrepparttar 141676 beginning.

The author is an avid travel with lots of time in Asia and the South Pacific Rim.

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