This is my continent section about backpacking North America!

You’ll find all North America-related content here.

North America was the first continent I traveled outside of Europe. After years of dreaming about America, my dream came true at the age of 16 and I was allowed to travel to California for two weeks as part of a youth group trip. The first time outside of Europe, the first time boarding a plane!

But it did not stop. In my undergraduate studies, I had the chance to spend a semester abroad at San Diego State University in 2013. Already in the summer before the beginning of the semester, I traveled with two friends around Canada (Rocky Mountains to Vancouver), from there we went on to San Diego for 4 months. During my semester I took every opportunity to travel the West Coast and was able to see a lot. During the Thanksgiving week, I did a road trip with friends in Mexico, from Tijuana we drove for hundreds of miles through the Baja California to Cabo San Lucas and back again. And I fell in love with Mexico.

After my semester, I still had time to travel to Hawaii for two weeks. With friends, I went on to Florida, where we did a road trip and also spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve, before we visited the northeast coast for two weeks and finally went home from New York.

3 years later I went back to North America! In my master’s program, I had a semester abroad in Mexico City, and I lived in the Mexican capital for 4 months (January to April 2017), taking every opportunity to travel the country extensively!

With a Mexican flag at the end of my backpacking Mexico adventure

Backpacking Mexico Guide: Safety, Budget, Itinerary + More!

I lived in Mexico City for 4 months for a semester abroad as part of my Master studies. During this time, I got the chance to see a lot of the country while backpacking Mexico. I absolutely fell in love ...
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The capitol of Havana with a nice retro car in front

Backpacking Cuba Guide: Safety, Budget, Visa + Itinerary!

In the last few years after travel restrictions got lifted, Cuba became one of these hip destinations everyone wants to visit as soon as possible „before the crowds discover it” and “before it gets too touristy”. Well, I need to ...
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Backpacking Maui: 7 Things to do for Adventure Lovers!

Conveniently nestled between Big Island and the smaller Molokai, this popular Hawaiian tourism spot is divided into five distinct regions, each having their own charm and should not be missed. In the following, you will find some of the unmissable ...
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