How To Solo Backpack Through Berlin On A Budget

Elena Taber takes us on her solo trip through Berlin, and we keep count of every penny spent along the way.

by Irina Dvalidze

Traveling alone might feel intimidating even if you consider yourself to be an independent person. However, there is no doubt that solo travel can help you build confidence, gain perspective, and learn to rely on yourself. Perhaps the biggest upside is that you get to do what you want, when you want, without anyone else’s conflicting agenda.

NYC-based content creator, Elena Taber, is known for her countless videos covering fashion, beauty, travel, and sustainability, garnering well over half a million subscribers on her YouTube channel. She’s also a huge fan of traveling alone. On this episode of Seekers, Bustle’s series documenting travelers as they journey around the world (and keep track of every penny spent), we join Taber in Berlin for a four-day solo backpacking trip.

For anyone unfamiliar, Berlin is an arts-and-culture-packed city that's known for being as diverse and interesting as it is affordable. With incredible food, wild nightlife, and more than 170 museums, it's the kind of city where you truly never run out of things to do — which makes it a perfect solo destination.

“I travel solo every now and then,” Taber says. “It’s an incredible way to clear your head, and do whatever you want. You don’t have to be one anyone else’s schedule, and as cheesy as it sounds, it can be really empowering.”

See more of Taber’s solo journey through Germany’s most electric city in the video above.

Supervising Producer: Irina Dvalidze

Editor: Meline Rosales

Design Director: Jeff Donlan

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