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Top Backpacking Destinations Of 2016

Top Backpacking Destinations Of 2016

A backpacking travel does not mean that you have to go without exploring the world. In fact, much of the world is not best discovered in a luxury hotel suite, but with a few belongings tucked into a knapsack. So, here are some of the world’s top backpacking destinations of 2016.

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Portugal

Portugal is a fantastic coastal haven for backpackers. You can fly down and begin your trek from Porto and make your way leisurely to the Algarve, which is the southernmost tip of Portugal. It is an interesting walk with gorgeous scenery, delicious seafood and friendly locals.

Tasmania, Australia

The untouched beauty, preserved forests, sprawling vineyards and open spaces that lead directly into the Pacific Ocean have helped Tasmania to earn its unbridled reputation. You can stop along your way to enjoy a dip in the ocean or discover a unique rock formation. Although this island was once a jail for British outlaws, today it is a top backpacking destination.

Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia is the perfect destination for a backpacking traveler, who is traveling on a budget, but wants to sunbathe, dine, drink and explore like royalty. Bali features stunning golden beaches, and cheap food and accommodation.

Colombia

Colombia has varied terrains, from the laidback Caribbean coast to football madness and a fierce political history. Colombians are one of the friendliest and most inquisitive people you will ever meet.

Santa Elena, Costa Rica

This small and charming Central American town boasts wonderful walking trails and comfortable but cheap accommodations. The friendly locals will take you for a salsa twirl and also show you where to get the best seafood.

Nicaragua

The Central American country of Nicaragua boasts world class surf beaches and chilled atmosphere. It is a lot more affordable and relaxed, and attracts a huge surfing community and adventurous travelers. With its colourful buildings, picturesque churches and forts, cobblestone roads and stunning archipelago setting, Granada, Nicaragua will soon wear down your camera battery.

Turkey

Cappadocia in Turkey has a unique landscape of windblown rocks and hidden crevices. The locals are just as colourful as the colourful painted churches and they readily offer a cozy place for tea. Their homesteads are carved in the side of cliffs and gutted boulders.

Inca Trail, Peru

If you are an adventurous backpacker, then the Inca Trail is a prime backpacking destination. You can trek along the Peruvian coastline to find secluded beaches, lively little towns, spicy food and friendly locals.

Get ready and pack your bags to see the world’s top backpacking destinations of 2016. It is always good to experience a bit of everything, even the bad and ugly mixed in with the good. Most young people go on a back packing trip after they finish university. When finishing university students always have a load of belongings which they don’t have space for. One good way of storing these belongings is in a self storage locker, many of which can be rented for a few pounds a week and you can store almost anything you want.

Top 3 undiscovered destinations

Top 3 undiscovered destinations

TurkeyKabak Beach, Turkey

Where – Just 15-kilometres from the resort town of Oludeniz, hidden away by a twisty mountain road, cliff-edge drops and a forest you’ll discover Kabak Beach, the best kept secret in the whole of Turkey. You will not find this beach in any holiday brochure, and so, finding a local who is willing to take you there is a must – that is, unless, you can read a map! Continue reading “Top 3 undiscovered destinations” »

A guide to Montego Bay’s historical attractions

A guide to Montego Bay’s historical attractions

Greenwood Great HouseJamaica’s Montego Bay may be renowned for its laidback vibes, colourful craft markets and beautiful beaches, but the city is also home to a good selection of historical settlements. Whether you’re a history buff or simply want to learn more about Montego Bay and the wider area, take a look at my top picks for must-visit local landmarks and towns with a rich heritage. Continue reading “A guide to Montego Bay’s historical attractions” »

Winter sun wonders

Winter sun wonders

"Warsaw in winter"Escaping the cold, grey UK for a week or two of winter sunshine is the perfect way to end your year.

It’s easy to feel the pressure at this time of year, with Christmas looming on the horizon and darkness closing in early every day. There are thousands of affordable deals for a week in the sunshine, and the mood uplift you will gain makes it worth any price. Continue reading “Winter sun wonders” »