Sarah Protzman Howlett

Sarah Protzman Howlett

Solo Backpacking Through Europe

Transitions Abroad | March 2004 | Visit the original article online

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Go It Alone. Traveling abroad should be a change from everything familiar. Talking to the people you meet, many of whom are English-speaking and eager to answer questions, is what it’s all about. You may only backpack once, and you want it to stretch you and remove you from a comfort zone, so don’t backpack with your best friend.

Practical Preparation. A sturdy backpack is...