The A-B-C of backpacking: Adventure Awaits…Go Find It!
The young generation today lives by this. We embrace life, enjoy the moment and live life king size. Traveling is the most popular adventure people seek, to experience, learn and find their calling. Backpacking is another trend which is fast catching up with these adventure enthusiasts. The idea is to pack about an 8/10-day living in a single backpack, live at cheap yet lively hostels, eat and drink with the locals, and explore the place your own way.Backpacking such way is an art; one can get really innovative packing much stuff in a single backpack. Right from what to carry, to how to carry, you can find some really cool packing ideas online. Here we give you some basics of the backpacking ideas and art just to motivate you enough to plan an adventure backpacking tour soon.
1.Team up with your travel buddy
Solo traveling is a bold adventure in itself, so team up with a travel buddy till you are confident enough to explore the world all by yourself. Your childhood buddy, or your best friend from college, or your partner-in-crime sibling can be the best travel partners you can have. Street smartness can come with experience, but having someone along the journey is always an added advantage. Research enough about your journey, your destination, your local travel, and accommodation. Check online reviews before finalizing plans. Make notes and keep them handy. While being aware and watchful when making plans, don’t forget to chalk out the detailed fun itinerary to make your trip a memorable one.
2.Pack the backpack
Backpacking essentially is a basic living experience to enjoy life in its raw form. An easy tip to start your backpacking is to begin head to toe, morning to night. So think of all the things you need from hair care, skin care, to footwear…and then from face wash, toothbrush, and toothpaste…the daily morning essentials, to nightwear to get ready for bed. Pretty sure, you won’t miss out on any daily item this way. Another idea is to just dump all essentials at one place before you can put them nicely to occupy the least space in your backpack. It is hard to miss out anything this way. Try it for yourself!
3.Choose the right backpacking gears
Every travel is a unique adventure; as such, no backpacking trip can happen without a camera. Make sure to capture those unforgettable moments as a souvenir from your trip. Those wonderful landscapes, those pretty streetscapes with the local fabric, that lovely cocktail, and that delicious local dessert treat…those pictures can be your return ticket to that trip years later. A Polaroid camera is a great idea for some instant fun captures! P.S. don’t forget the selfie stick.
Contextual backpacking gears depend on the geographical locations. You decide to explore the northern parts of the country, make sure to carry enough woollens to keep you warm; travel coastal and pack your flip-flops along with loads of sunscreen; travel north-eastern, keep rainwear handy; drier parts of the country, wear a hat and keep a water bottle on you at all times.
Apart from these, carry a strong purse to keep your valuables safe on you at all times. Plastic mobile covers keep your phone safe from water and dust no matter which part of the country. Having a Swiss-knife for emergency purposes, like opening a food can/tin apart from other, and an emergency light is always a good idea.
We hope this is an exhaustive enough guide for you newbies out there to start planning your backpacking adventure and explore the world in style!
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