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A Beginner's Guide On How To Start Your Backpacking Adventure

Travelers Today       By    Jestan Dale Mendame

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 03:40 AM EDT

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Backpacking Travel Packing Guide
Backpacking may take months depending on your itinerary so make sure you have all the things that you need.
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Every person should at least try backpacking even if it's just a one-time thing. You'll be surprised that the world has so much to offer so why not get out of your comfort zone. But before that, here are a few tips that beginners should take note of.

Pack Light

Backpacking can be considered as a vacation, but it's totally different. Basically, you just live off on a few basic things as you travel. When backpacking, always pack light by bringing the things that you really need and you can replace. Don't take sentimental and expensive stuff with you because they're just going to cost you overweight luggage fees.

Bring A Tent

According to Student Universe, camping can really help cut down your expenses so bringing a tent is very ideal. There are lots of places where you can camp comfortably and safely. Plus, it's a great way to experience the great outdoors and be one with mother nature.

Get Cheap Accommodations With Kitchens

Camping is not for everybody so if you're not the outdoor type of person, you can choose hostels which are way cheaper than hotels. Some hostels come with communal kitchens where you can cook your own food. Plus, you get to meet a few people while your cooking.

Document Your Journey

One of the perks of being a backpacker is really experiencing it all. You won't only enjoy the destinations but you'll also enjoy the journey. Take as many pictures as you can and bring lots of storage devices.

Talk To People

You won't have tour guides to lead you to your destinations so you might need to develop those social skills. According to Backpacker Advice, talking to people will help you get to where you want to be and at the same time, learn about them and their culture.

Now that you know a few tips, go start packing your stuff and travel the world. They key to successful backpacking is planning. 

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