3. Engage Your Inner Philanthropist in Nicaragua
Those people who are backpacking on a budget should consider Nicaragua. The verdant country is not only home to some of the most beautiful mountains and forests in the world, it’s also a great place for volunteers to help out the local communities.
4. See the Western Coast of Europe in Portugal
Want to get some real European hiking under your belt without wearing yourself down day-in and day-out? Portugal has a stunningly beautiful coastline that’s perfect for beginner backpackers looking to slide down the coast hanging out at hostels, and trying some of the county’s world-famous wines.