In recent years the exchange rate on the US dollar has become more favourable for travelling to Europe, however with the cost of living rising all over the world travel to popular European destinations can still be expensive. Thankfully, there are ways to see this fascinating part of the world without going broke.
Looking for an alternative Spring Break itinerary? Or planning a Gap Year adventure? Here are some of the best European countries for backpackers on a budget.
How to finance your European backpacking adventure
Budget travel involves maximising your available funds to get the most out of your experience. To do this you need to save as much as possible prior to your departure, set yourself a realistic daily allowance, and book flights and accommodation carefully utilising discounts and deals wherever possible.
You should also allocate funds to cover unexpected expenses such as detours to must-see sights or