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What Type of Backpack should i get?

So i am wanting to backpack Europe for about 5-6 months after i graduate from college, and before i start my career. I am wandering what type of backpack i should use. My dad backpacked France for 6 weeks using a framed backpack and they look like a good deal, with lots of storage. Any suggestions would be grateful! Also what are to the brand types for backpacks?

Travel Buddies

Hey Everyone,

I am a little travel bug and want to travel Europe. I am not very excited about the idea of traveling along, but I also cannot seem to find anyone that wants to take Europe by storm with me. I am looking for someone who is willing to be adventurous with me and would want to travel Europe for about two month June/July of 2010. Or does anyone have any ideas of how I could still travel, have fun, and be safe alone?

Thanks a million,


Ok, I already have a backpack, and know what to go for etc.

This is more an issue of size.

I’ve got a 90L backpack. massive to be honest. Maybe a bit too big. It was handy bringing stuff over to the UK to work and what not, but its the traveling bit that might be the trouble. Its starting to wear a bit – it is a blackwolf cedar banks – the daypack no longer connects to the main pack.

Seeing as I’m going in summer – there wont be a need for so much heavy items (like jumpers/jackets/pants.

Camping in Switzerland

So I am an 18 year old from British Colombia, Canada and I am in the final planning stages of my first solo Eurotrip holds for applause! I had some questions for all you grizzled veterans of stepping off the beaten trail. A fantasy of mine has been to just hike off away from the population with some camping gear and rough it away from civilization. I have had years of camping experiance in BC and have good gear that I will bringing with me anyway and with the little info I have, I hear Interlaken, Switzerland is the place to be.

Schengen Visa Question

Hey all,

Just wanted some form of clarification on the Schengen Visa.

Now I’ve been working in London for a few months and as I am a teacher, I’ve taken some holidays over in Europe. The first being on the 16th Feb in france.

Now I just need a bit of information, some people have told me its 90 days straight up and others say the 90 out of 180.

I read the article that is on the site, but just wanted a bit of help in planning my summer trek.

I leave on the 12th June, and that gives me about a month around Spain and Portugal before going to Italy.

Izuno Travel

Backpacker Travel Trends and Culture Blog

Eastern Europe, December 2008-January 2009

Hi everyone! I’m planning a solo backpacking trip (my first!) for this December/January. I got a great deal on a flight to Poland so that’s my starting point. I need some pointers on where to go/avoid and also some ideas on how over-crowded my current itinerary is looking. Help?

The dates in question are 10 December 2008 – 25 January 2009 (42 days). I need to be back in Aberdeen, Scotland for the 26th as I have classes, so I need to end up somewhere on the 25th with direct air connections to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Right now I have:

10/12 thru 11/12 – Wroclaw, Poland

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