Backpacking is not just for the young, gap year kids and students, it’s something everyone should do at least once in their life, no matter how old you are.

It’s more than a means to travel, it’s a lifestyle. Backpacking allows you to connect with the locals, travel to remote and distant lands, connect with other likeminded travelers, and share in unique experiences you’d never find in your home country.

Tips On How to Backpack & Travel Around the World

Whether you’re a seasoned backpacker, or you haven’t done any backpacking trips before, here are our top tips for backpacking the world.

Leave Room For Flexibility In Your Schedule

If all your flights, tours and accommodation is pre-booked, it can be costly to change and frustrating to leave a place you love!

Spend More Time In Fewer Places

Why? It costs you less! Transport can really eat into your budget, so instead of racing through 20 countries in 20 days or 5 continents in 5 months, get to know a region well.

Travel Like The Locals On Public Transport

You get great knowledge and insight by hanging with the locals, it costs you less, and is a more authentic travelling experience!

Think About Your Overall Travel Plan

Some people could just jump on a plane without any plans, and everything would just fall into place. But if this is your first time to travel round-the-world having “some type of plan” would be recommended.

Don’t Neglect Your Budget And Finances

If you’re an independent budget traveler, or doing a gap year, then determining how much you have, and how long it will last, is important.

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