There is so much to see and do around the world, it really makes you wonder what’s out there. One of the best ways to see things is by walking, more accurately; you’re backpacking! Let’s discuss the best places to go backpacking for the first time:

1) Australia

Australia is filled with things to see and do. There are large cities filled with beautiful people, but also places of nature that are untouched by humans. This is where you can really get away from it all! Australia does have some of the most poisonous spiders in the world, so you might want to bring your hiking shoes instead of flip-flops for this adventure!

2 ) New Zealand

This is a must visit place for anyone who is going to backpack. There are so many things waiting to be explored in this beautiful country, and the views alone will take your breath away. One of my favorite sights was a volcano that had been dormant since last year. Still being able to see the massive crater up close and personal was something I’ll never forget.

3) Nepal

This country is where I had the most fun as a backpacker. The people here are extremely friendly, which makes it easy to meet new friends and explore what they have to offer! Whether you’re going trekking or just getting away from it all on a beach, Nepal is the place for you!

4) Costa Rica

This country has everything: great people, amazing food and stunning beaches. Not to mention that it is home to some of the best wildlife I’ve seen in my life. You can surf like never before if you’re feeling sporty, or lounge around and drink tasty beverages. You really can’t go wrong with Costa Rica as a first time backpacker!

5) Zambia

Whether you’re going on a safari or just wandering through the beautiful country, Zambia is a must see for backpackers. The people will welcome you into their home and show you what they have to offer. I’m not the most domestic cook, but they made me feel like an expert! This country holds many different opportunities for you as a backpacker.

6) Brazil

Brazil is one of those countries that will blow your mind away. Whether you’re looking to surf the beaches or play with capybaras, Brazil will not disappoint! The people are incredibly welcoming and will make any fear you have of going out into the world disappear.

7) Belize

Belize is a country rich in history, but also a country that offers many ways to explore what the locals offer. There are ancient ruins waiting for you to discover them and beautiful beaches for you to relax on.

8) Cambodia

Cambodia is a beautiful country full of interesting things to see. There are many great activities that will keep you busy for weeks! Whether you’re hitting the beaches or exploring the ruins, Cambodia offers endless entertainment for backpackers.

Hopefully these countries will inspire you to go backpacking for the first time! By seeing what else is out there, you may find a new favorite spot or even meet someone who becomes your best travel buddy. Things won’t always go as planned, but that’s why it makes them so memorable! Go backpack now!