As the whole world turns towards a digital reality, there are many that are becoming more and more successful as digital nomads. Digital nomads are those that earn money by working remotely. They can work from anywhere and everywhere in the world and this is what gives them the ability to go on lengthy backpacking trips and often times, they never stop backpacking. Since they have the ability to make money while on the move, they choose to continue travelling and earning money while they travel.
Here are some great backpacking destinations across Europe.
A lot of people just think of Spain as a great beach destination for visiting with the family but it’s actually one of the best backpacking destinations too!
While the beaches (and islands) are awesome, there’s so much more to this deeply diverse destination!
From the cultural sights and attractions of Barcelona to the hipster areas of Madrid and even the remote mountain villages that seem intent on living in the past, Spain will have something that tickles your fancy.
While relatively underrated in terms of the best backpacking destinations (like Japan, it can be very expensive), Iceland still has a lot going for it including the Blue Lagoon, the Ring Road and the Northern Lights.
If it’s natural beauty you want to experience, Iceland is your answer.
The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) may be the biggest draw of the country. The breath-taking, natural light show is something we should all witness at least once and it’s worth visiting Iceland for this reason alone.
But if you want to really make the most of your time here, consider hiring a car and embark on an epic backpacking road trip along Iceland’s Ring Road.
Most people planning a trip to the UK think of London as their first choice. And while London is a great city, it’s also expensive and not as interesting as Scotland and well, it does not strike the right chords as a “backpacking” destination.
If you’re looking for a city break, visit Glasgow or Edinburgh (the country’s capital).
The best time to visit Edinburgh is in the summer when the Fringe Festival is in full swing.
The Fringe is a massive festival of art, comedy and music that attracts people backpacking from all around the world, every single year!
If you want to escape the city, Scotland has abundant stretches of beautiful countryside and picturesque mountains. Head to Glencoe and Fort William – if it’s hiking you want to do or visit one of the many quiet islands if you want to truly escape into nature.
The North Coast 500 has become one of Scotland’s biggest tourist draws in recent years and is often named as one of the best road trips in the world!
After gaining popularity, largely thanks to being home to the real King’s Landing of Game of Thrones, Croatia is one of the best backpacking destinations, whether you’re a fan of the hit show or not.
As well as exploring all of the iconic filming locations, you can also enjoy the summer months chilling on the Dalmatian Coast.
Lisbon is the most well-known place to visit in Portugal and is also one of the best cities for backpacking and finding good hostels in all of Europe!
With its laid-back, upbeat vibes and notorious nightlife which lasts well into the early hours of the morning, Portugal keeps attracting visitors back over and over again.