Are You Ready to Backpack Europe?

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Dana Brown

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About This Quiz

So you've always wanted to travel to Europe with nothing but a backpack, the wind in your hair and the chugging of a train to take you from country to country. You know that within a couple of hours, sometimes even minutes, you could be traversing an entirely different place, culture and language group. There's something awe-inspiring about that. You're eager! You want to go and see it all for yourself!

Cities like Paris and Prague; islands like Santorini and Mykonos; mountains in Transylvania; villages in remote Eastern European countries. There is so much to see and discover. You want to tread those much-treasured cobblestones.

However, before you set forth on your European backpacking adventure, you should have an essential checklist in mind. Do you know just what to bring, how much of it and what to leave behind? There's only so much you can fit into a backpack, and only so much you can carry without it carrying you and holding you back. Do you have your documents, credit cards and emergency numbers in place? Do you know who to contact in case something happens while you're abroad?

We've devised this quiz with your best interests in mind, to ensure that your journey will be as seamless as possible. Are you ready for it? Let's find out! 

What transportation would you take to hop from place to place?

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What should your backpack be like?

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If your American passport gets lost or stolen, what should you do?

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What kind of insurance are you taking with you?

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Are you bringing a towel?

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What do you do about navigating different customs?

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What's one ticket you should have in Europe to travel from country to country?

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What should you invest in if you want to keep your items safe in a hostel?

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What kind of power adapter will ensure that your electronics get charged properly?

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If you're bringing books, how many should you carry with you?

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How do you get from Italy to Greece?

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What kind of sunglasses are you bringing?

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If you're going to the mountains, what should you pack for sure?

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What can you bring to hide your money, passport and credit cards at all times?

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If you're planning on going camping, what item can you bring with you to cook with?

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What kind of blanket would be super versatile and welcome?

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What's a carabiner for?

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What kind of bottle is a must to carry?

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What three items are essential in your toiletry bag? (The rest can be bought locally.)

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Taking a first-aid kit with you?

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How long should your passport still be valid for before you travel?

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How long are you allowed to stay in the Schengen Area during a six-month period?

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Should you take cash with you?

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Does every European country use Euros?

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Do you need to have your passport with you every time you go to a new country?

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What do you need to drive in Europe?

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If you're a student, should you take your student ID with you?

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Do you need the address of where you'll be staying?

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What do you need to make international calls without paying a fortune?

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Are you planning on learning the basics of the local languages?

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