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Make Backpacking Through Europe A Breeze With These Tips
Backpacks come in various volume sizes, and you should choose one that’s right for your body structure. Knowing how much you can feasibly carry is important.
Buying A Backpack
When ordering a pack, consider whether airlines or train lines will accept it. You can also utilize size charts to help make the process easier.
Avoid losing your passport or visa papers in the expanse of your bag by tucking them in an easily accessible pocket, at the top of your bag, or in your day pack.
Important Documents
You should also keep digital copies on your phone or cloud service. You'll still need originals when you travel, but they're a good backup if you lose them.
When buying a pack, ensure its dimensions are suitable for the airlines or other transportation options. Measure it when it's empty and again when it's filled.
Measure Twice
If your bag exceeds the dimension limits, try to repack the bag before eliminating items. You can change how items sit in the bag by rolling clothes and rearranging them.
Traveling during peak tourist season often has better weather, but prices are higher, and keeping your backpack fresh in the hot weather is more challenging.
Off-Season Travel
Journeying during the shoulder, mid-season, or off-season means saving money and not navigating overly crowded streets with a giant backpack.
Pack light, minimally, and with intention; select versatile pieces, and remember you can do laundry while traveling. Try to choose clothes with your schedule in mind.
Pack Light
For example, pack five pairs of underwear and wash them every four days. You can also wear things that would weigh you down, like hiking shoes.