How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip


How to Plan a Backpacking Trip. If you want to travel with only what you can
carry on your back, consider a few things as you plan. You will need Itinerary Travelling companions
Cost assessment and guidebooks. Step 1. Decide the amount of time you will have for
traveling, including the time it will take to get to and from your destination. Then plan an itinerary. Step 2. Decide whether you want to travel alone, with
a friend, or with a group. If you will be traveling with others, make
sure everyone’s expectations are aligned. Step 3. Pick when you want to travel. Prices will be high in peak season, but some
hostels may be closed and many attractions have shortened hours in the off season. An advantage of traveling in the warmer months
is that your backpack will be lighter. Step 4. Make a realistic assessment of the cost of
the trip. Pad your budget so you will not have to forgo
something you want to do but didn’t plan on. Step 5. Decide whether you will be most comfortable
making reservations for your accommodations in advance, or if you would rather take your
chances on finding something when you arrive. Searching for a room in a strange city while
carrying a heavy backpack is not everybody’s cup of tea. Step 6. Purchase several guidebooks and bone up on
your destinations ahead of time. Vacation time will be here before you know
it. Did you know The art of backpacking was first
acknowledged in 1973 by sociologist and anthropologist Eric Cohen in his article, “Nomads from Affluence:
Notes on the Phenomenon of Drifter Tourism”.

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