Author: Meghan Waters Mbaye

Meghan is a contributor for Backpacker Travel. She is an avid traveler who is always up for a new adventure. Meghan loves exploring new parts of the world, especially in Africa and Latin America.

Many on the east coast dream about the long journey to the other side of the country where they can settle down and begin a new life. Consider yourself in those shoes? Or are you a west coaster thinking about relocating to a city not too far from what you already know?

Road trip

A road trip from Washington, D.C., to New York City is a must-try if you’re not in a hurry to reach your destination. You may be taking the weekend off or visiting a family member from the East Coast—either way, taking this pit stop is an excellent time to see and enjoy some of the incredible stops that the journey has to offer.

Taking a photo of hot air balloons

Asia is a vast continent with 48 countries and a population of 4.56 billion people, the most populous on the planet. Its varied destinations range from the deserts of Saudi Arabia to the futuristic cities of Korea and Japan, to emerging economic giants India and China. You could spend a lifetime visiting and getting to know this extraordinary part of the globe!