5 Reasons to Choose Adventure Backpacking Over Suitcase Travel
Travelling for exploration & adventure is the latest hook for youngsters & young at heart folks! But did you know that the way you travel also tells a great deal about your personality? Here’s what we mean – The easy goers & young adventurers may prefer an accommodative backpack while those who are more methodical prefer a suitcase keeps the clothes crease-free. And while some might argue that the choice of your baggage is more dependent on your purpose of travel, we have known top business brass also travelling like a gypsy. Of course the means of travel, the space you require & the days of your stay away, also influence this decision. Also whether you plan to have a luxury weekend or camp under the skies may impact your decisions on the backpack & the suitcase.
Here are few reasons to consider while deciding on an adventure backpacking over a suitcase travel vacation:
1.Flexibility of Travel
Last-minute travel plans most probably mean you have not had time to reserve your train or bus seat. Backpacks or Haversacks are much easier to carry around especially while travelling on crowded buses or trains. Having said that it could be difficult to lug your backpacks everywhere but you can easily pull your suitcase on wheels across the platforms & streets.
Many people try to fill up the bags to the last available inch. While a suitcase is much roomy, Backpack has only limited space. It thus makes you prioritize the must-haves from your can-do-without items while travelling. Backpacking allows you to actually ponder on the essentials a bit more and pushes you towards the simple way of living. Backpacking reflects the light headed, on-your-toes attitude of the backpackers & thus makes travel even more unpredictable & fun.
3.Less is More
Suitcase travel allows you ample of space to carry along all your essentials, desirables as well as non-essential items. However while traveling on a backpack, the lack of space makes you understand the importance of less is more or simplicity of needs. Many times the same warm jacket which you wear on cold days becomes your pillow for the nights.
4.Change of Itinerary
While out on an adventure, last minute changes to itinerary are invariable. This may also mean that you decide to catch a crowded bus to reach your impromptu destination. Lugging a heavy suitcase around may not be advisable on such instances, but a backpack is easy to adjust with. Similarly, a backpack allows you to go that extra mile on foot to explore a hidden valley or an exotic beach a few miles away.
5.Weight & Size
While a suitcase or duffle bag might slow you down on hikes, a backpack is easy to carry. But remember that the size & weight of a backpack needs to be complimentary to your travel plans. Having a very heavy backpack will not only slow you down but also can be painful to the shoulders. It is advised to choose the backpack wisely & make sure it is of the size which you can carry without any help or assistance. Keep in mind the number of days of your travel & carry luggage accordingly.
Whether you travel with a backpack lightly or with a suitcase, more important is to enjoy the travel & soak into the adventure it offers.
Similarly, we do recommend taking on the adventure with your companion, best friend or siblings. This will not only bring you closer but also help you cope well in case of minor troubles on the way.
Lastly, backpacking is the art of knowing what not to take along on an adventure. We strongly suggest you leave the tension; work stress & city hustle behind! So pack wisely.. pack light & head out this vacation with your backpack in tow?
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