If you’re an intrepid adventurer, and you love nothing more than filling up a backpack, booking a flight, and exploring new territories, you may be on the lookout for the next stop on your world tour. Today, the availability and affordability of flights make it possible to travel to every corner of the globe. Now, it may not be viable to tick every country off your list, but here are some prime locations to include in your travel plans.
Australia is a firm favourite on the backpacker trail, and it’s not hard to see why. This vast land mass boasts everything from golden beaches and oceans filled with vividly coloured coral to national parks, cosmopolitan cities, and some of the best nightlife you’re likely to encounter on your global travels. There’s no easy way to cover everything when you’re in Oz, due to the size of the country, but it is relatively simple to get around. There are regular train and bus services connecting major towns and cities, and you can also catch internal flights. If you’re keen to indulge your adventurous side, there’s nothing better than driving around. Club together with fellow travellers and look into options like PMX camper trailers or hire a camper for a couple of weeks. If you set your own itinerary, you can stop whenever and wherever you want, and this way of doing things usually works out much cheaper than buying train and plane tickets.
The UK is a great place to go backpacking. It’s really easy to get from A to B, there’s a diverse range of activities, sights, and attractions on offer, and you won’t struggle to find affordable accommodation. London is usually the first port of call, and you can easily spend days, weeks, even months here. Explore the tourist hotspots of Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben, but venture further afield too. Covent Garden, Portobello Road, and Hampstead Heath are well worth a visit. From London, you can hit the beach, soak up some more British culture or escape to the country within an hour.
Thailand is a fascinating place, which treats to you an array of experiences unlike any other place on Earth. In Thailand, you can do everything from adventure sports to relaxing on glistening white sands and sleeping under the stars. One day, you could be travelling around decadent palaces and ornate ancient temples. The next you could be partying into the early hours sporting neon face paint. Many people choose to start their adventure in Bangkok the enigmatic and energetic capital before escaping to the islands for some rest and relaxation. You can travel by plane and take taxis on the mainland before catching ferries to hop around the islands.
If you love backpacking or you’re keen to give it a try for the first time, hopefully, these suggestions have given you some inspiration for your next trip. The world is your oyster, so grab your bag, and get out there and explore!