Backpackers have to consider many things when planning a trip. In addition to the usual list of any traveler or tourist (the weight of the suitcase, flights, accommodation, activities …) also have to consider trying to make last as long as the budget, be prepared to change transport several Sometimes … and adapt to keep moving.
Here are the best tips for preparing a successful backpacking adventure. Going to travel around Europe or hiking in the Amazon, these tips will help you make the experience unforgettable.
Although much of the experience of going backpacking should be the spontaneity and freedom of movement, you should also research on your destination. Take a look at the guides will help inspire you to structure your trip and it still give more eager to embark on the adventure.
Make the suitcase with head
A good backpacker has to abide by the restrictions on airline luggage, but also have to pack thinking that will have to carry the backpack more than a tourist either. So take the bag with his head. Do you really need 40 pairs of socks? 10 books? Nine moisturizer? Remember that even if you’re abroad you can always buy laundry and cleaning products or cosmetics, so save room for the things that really matter. And although you might have a tight budget, things like a digital book reader or tablet will save much space.
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Booking in advance or not, that is the question
You will plan the trip and accommodation in advance or leave blank calendar? The answer comes down to time. Are you going to take a trip of three weeks by France or one of six months in South East Asia? Or maybe you go backpacking for a short time with definite itinerary will help you make the most of the time outside. A good idea might be to reserve the first two or three destinations in advance and then be inspired by the spirit of adventure.
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Save money on attractions
Once you’re on the run, you will realize that money flies much earlier than you thought. Do not worry, you are not stealing. What happens if you spend as you’re on a usual holiday, and not going backpacking. Let’s not panic! There are many ways to save money without sacrificing the main sights you’ve always dreamed of visiting. Consider spending wisely. Many museums have days (or hours) in which they are free.
Talk to people
Backpackers can end in two areas. While some relate only to his countrymen there is also the snobs who solely want to talk to the local people. Both have good and bad things. Ideally combine the two attitudes and enjoy the trip. Travelers may give you advice on what you have observed, interact with the locals can be incredibly useful … besides enriching.
Make the most of destiny
You’ll spend a lot of your time on trains and buses passing scenery watching film. When you finally reach your destination try to make the most of having no boss and no one to tell you what to do. Avoid public transport and walk as much as possible. You will discover things you would not know any other way, such as urban art, lovely shops and good cafes. Or perhaps rent a bike and take a tour of the field.
Do not bore people
Yes, you have done the ride of your life and have many stories to tell about romances on the road, adventure, great time … but for those who have stayed at home maybe your Facebook status and photos of sunsets on Instagram are more than enough . When people ask for your trip try to be brief. If you want to know more they ask him.
Immortalize your memories
You’ve collected a lot of notes, travel notes, pictures, tickets to places and memories of all kinds during the trip. Far better to leave them lying on the bottom of the suitcase, why not take this advantage and create an album? Or if your memories are digital, you could make a video with pictures and videos in addition to that song that you have not stopped listening throughout the adventure.