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Backpacking in Europe

Backpacking in Europe

If you are interested in travelling and you haven’t visited any part of Europe yet, you have surely missed something huge in your life. You must visit Europe at least once in your lifetime to explore so many different things. Whether we talk about History, Architecture, Festivals, Islands, Foods, Nightlife, Games, and some unique cities, Europe offers everything to travelers. Here are some reasons why you must try to set your foot on the shores of Europe.

Reasons to Backpack in Europe:

  • Incredible Diversity:

If we talk about the total area of Europe, it is not much different than the USA, but it offers much more than any region or country in the world. You will be amazed at the fantastic regional variance of this Northeastern continent. Having endowed with a remarkable history of wars, battles, politics, and culture, Europe is the home for some incredibly beautiful and historic countries having their sense of various cultures, foods, languages, dressings, and lifestyles. Where can you get so many historical sights and places? Certainly in Europe! The Eiffel Tower! The Colosseum! Big Ben! You will surely sense the majesty, attraction, and power of some historic moments connected with Europe. When we look at Eastern and Central Europe, the staggering history of Herzegovina and Bosnia, the Beaches of Montenegro and Croatia, the beauty of old cities Kiev and Riga. All these places are inside amazing Europe, but all of them are unique and different than others with utterly different languages, cuisines, cultures, and history. Many of these varieties are even unknown outside these regions! So, it surely worth to spend some time in Europe to experience the mind-boggling diversity.

  • Trains:

Known as Eurail, the European trains are famous around the world for the speed, timing, convenience, and more importantly, pretty affordable. If you are thinking to spend some lengthy time in Europe, you must try to get a train pass. Being very economical, opting trains over any other transport is the best option for backpackers, especially for short journeys. A couple of train trips will surely add some unforgettable memories in your Europe
diary.

  • The Best Place for Beginners:

If you are starting to visit different parts of the world, Europe is undoubtedly one of the best options for you. Europe is always ready to welcome new tourists and backpackers especially the English-Speaking ones. So many major European sights and tourist spots are opened for almost the whole year. Another factor is the language. If you know even a little bit of English, you will find Europe a comfortable place for yourself. Every European understands at least some English so that communication won’t be a massive problem for you. There is no better place than Europe to start exploring the different parts of the world.

Some Tips to Make Your Europe Backpacking Comfortable:

  • Choose The Season Wisely:

Picking the right season according to different regions is one of the most critical factors to make Europe Backpacking a comfortable one. If you are planning for the trip during the peak of the summer, heading towards the eastern regions is the best option. Plan for visiting the Slovenian mountains, Balkan coastline, and Baltic cities. If you are planning to land in Europe during autumn, southern Europe should be your priority thanks to the famous islands and the coastlines.

The European countries like Italy and Spain start to look more beautiful than other parts during this season. Winter is the mark of the epic Christmas and New Year parties which brings world-class skiing to different regions. During spring, try to land in France, Netherlands, British Isles, and Scandinavia. Here you will be
welcomed with slightly longer days and very affordable accommodation.

  • Do Check out the Best Offers on Accommodation:

Saving some money is one of the smartest things to do in your life, and when you are out for some travelling, money-saving becomes more critical. Accommodation is one of the most critical parts of any trip to any part of the world. If you aren’t smart enough, you can end up spending too much money on your trip to Europe. If you want to save some money, you should think about the famous hostel system prevalent almost everywhere in Europe. Considering homestays is another excellent option to get the high value of your money. If you are backpacking with your gang, university accommodation is another excellent option for you! After all, saving
some money is always great, and why would you spend so much to book different hotels?

  • Plan Your Trip Around Festive Seasons:

Europe is known as the land of festivals. There is always something happening in different parts of Europe, and these long festive seasons can make your Europe backpacking very special and memorable. You need to plan appropriately in advance to get there comfortably during a festive season burlesque. Some spectacular events include Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day, Denmark’s Roskilde, and UK’s Glastonbury. You can visit Europe during any part of the year to get some entertainment and joy, but try to make sure you are getting there during a festival
season. You would love the atmosphere, it will surely give you goosebumps, and some unforgettable moments.

  • Try to Taste All the Food:

It doesn’t matter, how selective you are when it comes to eating, try to get a taste of as much food items as you can. Europe is known for serving some of the best cuisines of the world, and eating like a local is the only way to give your appetite something you haven’t consumed ever before in your life. Treat yourself with world-famous European street foods like Currywurst, Waffle, Gelato, Stroopwafel, Paella.

Treat yourself with world-famous Paella in Spain

  • Conclusion:
Backpacking to Europe is one of the best ways to give yourself a well-deserving break from your normal life. Without any doubt, Europe is one of the best tourist places in the globe, and you can treat yourself with some of the greatest sights, and of course, the world-famous European foods. By following these simple and easy tips, you can make your Europe trip more than just memorable. So, get some time from your normal life, plan wisely, and get down to one of the most beautiful places in the world. For more info on our Travel Backpacks Check Out

5 Things Not to Do While on a Trip

5 Things Not to Do While on a Trip

When Frodo went on his journey to return the ring, none of the guardians told him what challenges he would face on his way. Sure Sam was there to guide him but that didn’t do Frodo any good. The point we are trying to make here is that when you take a solo trip, what no one tells you about are the things you shouldn’t do on a trip!

Travelling to a foreign country is an exciting adventure that you get to experience once in your life. You need to do a lot of research on the country you are travelling to, to avoid any faux pas.

Let’s have a look at some of the other tips for travelling:

1.     DON’T Book Your Trip Too Early

Book Your Trip

Everybody says that it’s safe to plan ahead of time. However, when it comes to booking a travel ticket, do so at the last minute. You will get some of the best deals and discounts on flight tickets, two - three months before your actual trip. When going by cruise, book tickets in the last month, as they are trying to fill-up the empty cabins and give out cheap offers.

2.     Commuting – Walk Only When Necessary

Commuting

Walking to a restaurant that is just around the corner with your backpack is all well and good but walking long distances to save money on commute is a big mistake. Not only will you be wasting your time but you will also arrive late at your destination and out of breath, which will take away all the excitement. Think of all the other places that you could have visited in this time. Better throw some cash at a cab or a tram and get to your destination all happy and ready to take pictures!

3.     DON’T Take Random Pictures of People

Holiday Photos

One of the most important tips for travelling to remember is to never take random pictures of other people. “Street Photography” has become quite popular. In some countries, people don’t care much for it. However, there are some countries where you can be reprimanded in a harsh manner. It’s NEVER ok to take someone’s picture without permission. Always ask first!

4.     DON’T Exchange Currency on the Airport

Money Exchange

Airport currency exchange services give you the worst rate ever! They charge extra, which means you will be getting less in return. This will throw out your entire budget. Search around for the best exchange rates at home or locally. 

5.     DON’T Rule Out Local Hostels

Local Hostels

No, hostels are not dangerous and dirty! Contrary to popular myths, hostels are quite clean, hygienic and equipped with all the facilities you require such as free Wi-Fi, pools, kitchen space, games and rooftop gardens. Explore at least three hostels and then choose one that is the cleanest. This affordable accommodation option allows you to stretch your budget a little further with all the saving.

So, grab your backpack and get ready because you are about to have a great time on your first solo travel. Follow these tips for travelling and you will do just fine in a foreign country. ReadyProSupply offers great travel backpacks and that at affordable prices. They have a wide variety of backpacks in different sizes. You can get one here: https://readyprosupply.com/collections/backpacks.

When Frodo went on his journey to return the ring, none of the guardians told him what challenges he would face on his way. Sure Sam was there to guide him but that didn’t do Frodo any good. The point we are trying to make here is that when you take a solo trip, what no one tells you about are the things you shouldn’t do on a trip!

Travelling to a foreign country is an exciting adventure that you get to experience once in your life. You need to do a lot of research on the country you are travelling to, to avoid any faux pas.

Let’s have a look at some of the other tips for travelling:

1.     DON’T Book Your Trip Too Early

Everybody says that it’s safe to plan ahead of time. However, when it comes to booking a travel ticket, do so at the last minute. You will get some of the best deals and discounts on flight tickets, three months before your actual trip. When going by cruise, book tickets in the last month, as they are trying to fill-up the empty seats and give out cheap offers.

2.     Commuting – Walk Only When Necessary

Walking to a restaurant that is just around the corner with your bagpack is all well and good but walking long distances to save money on commute is a big mistake. Not only will you be wasting your time but you will also arrive late at your destination and out of breath, which will take away all the excitement. Think of all the other places that you could have visited in this time. Better throw some cash at a cab or a tram and get to your destination all happy and ready to take pictures!

3.     DON’T Take Random Pictures of People

One of the most important tips for travelling to remember is to never take random pictures of other people. “Street Photography” has become quite popular. In some countries, people don’t care much for it. However, there are some countries where you can be reprimanded in a harsh manner. It’s NEVER ok to take someone’s picture without permission. Always ask first!

4.     DON’T Exchange Currency on the Airport

Airport currency exchange services give you the worst rate ever! They charge extra, which means you will be getting less in return. This will throw out your entire budget. Exchange currency through your local Western Union and do it right after you have bought your ticket.

5.     DON’T Rule Out Local Hostels

No, hostels are not dangerous and dirty! Contrary to popular myths, hostels are quite clean, hygienic and equipped with all the facilities you require such as free Wi-Fi, pools, kitchen space, games and rooftop gardens. Explore at least three hostels and then choose one that is the cleanest. This affordable accommodation option allows you to stretch your budget a little further with all the saving.

So, grab your bagpack and get ready because you are about to have a great time on your first solo travel. Follow these tips for travelling and you will do just fine in a foreign country. ReadyProSupply offers great travel backpacks and that at affordable prices. They have a wide variety of backpacks in different sizes. You can get one here: https://readyprosupply.com/collections/backpacks.

Engaging With Others – Dig Deep

Engaging With Others – Dig Deep

Are you a humanitarian? Then boy, do we have a good opportunity for you to become a part of a big project in rural Kenya!

Have you ever heard about the charity  Dig Deep?

This charity works to help communities and schools get access to water and sanitation. The project’s mission is based on the 3T’s – Taps, Toilet and Training. Being a proud partner of Dig Deep, ReadyProSupply encourages its audience to become a part of this welfare organization and join hands to help build taps and toilets for Kenya’s population, in order to provide them accessibility to clean water and safe sanitation.

The organization works in Bomet and Narok Counties in the South West part of Kenya.

Statistics

According to Dig Deep, in the area they work in Keya eight out of ten people do not have access to sanitation and clean water.

In Bomet County, only 19% of the population has access to sanitation and clean water, which is far below than the 42% counted as the national average. In Narok County, water is collected by Maasai when a rainfall occurs, which is rarely. They walk for 80 minutes to collect water, which is contaminated. Lastly, nine out of ten households don’t have access to a toilet.

The 3T’s

Dig Deep 3 T´s

 

1.     Taps

A rainwater harvesting system is installed, so that people can get access to clean water. Local materials are used for the system and the local artisans are trained, so that if the system encounters any problem, they can fix it on their own. The availability of water also depends on education, which is also part of the welfare organization’s project.

2.     Toilets

To provide children, especially teenage girls a private and hygienic space to go to toilet, latrines are built in every school.

3.     Training

Teachers and community health workers are trained on how to improve hygiene, to empower them to stop the spread of diseases

How to improve hygiene

The change this project brings in rural Kenya is called the “ripple effect”. It helps prevent dirty water from killing people, provides education on health and hygiene, empowers women, raises economic potential and allows people to live with dignity.

Availability of clean water is still scarce in many countries. It is our responsibility to help the people living in these countries in whatever way we can, especially by providing training about water management and vital hygiene practices. By donating just $2, you will be contributing your fair share of support to provide children with hygiene training. This small amount allows Dig Deep to train one child for the next five years.

The amount you donate will be matched by ReadyProSupply. For every dollar you will donate, your money will help Dig Deep to provide education for a child and with ReadyProSupply’s contribution, two children will get the education they deserve.

Dig Deep put every project they do on Google Maps so that you can see exactly where your charitable funds are being spent. ReadyProSupply will post regularly via our Social Media their results.

Dig Deep is registered charity number 1148745 in England and Wales.

Availability of clean water