Tips for the first-time Backpacker
29 Apr 2013 10:51:00
Do you want to have a vacation but hindered by budget problem? There will always be a solution for your problem. You can try backpacking style which is popular nowadays. Backpacker is known as a minimum budget travel. Everything must be done efficiently. Becoming a backpacker will give you many experiences during travel. If backpacking is your first experience, you need to pay attention to some things:
Use a backpack
Backpacking is so identical with backpack. Backpack will make you easier to bring all things and equipments. There are several sizes of backpack you can use. It’s better to use one which suits with your needs. By using backpack, you won’t need to be troubled by carrying luggage or carrying bag.
Bring only necessary things
Don’t bring too many unimportant things for it will only get you troubled during your trip. Remember always that backpacking is an efficient way to have a vacation. Everything must be done efficiently, and if it’s necessary just bring some clothes only.
This is what you must pay attention to and the most important in backpacking. Watch your budget, choose the cheapest inn, don’t apply your luxurious lifestyle in backpacking, eat also on some street foodstall instead of high-class restaurant.
Bring your own needs
Many things could happen while backpacking. Therefore you need to bring your own needs from home, like medicine, vitamine or mosquito essence if necessary. You will definitely need them during your trip.
Step out of your comfort zone
Comfort zone is usually hard to leave. But when you decide in becoming a backpacker, you need to step out of your comfort zone. You need to be braver to interact with outside world. Don’t be too afraid for it will be so much fun.
Learn (adapt) your surroundings
Backpacking is a good way for you to learn and seek for experience. Learn local people habit, language and culture during your trip for it will be unforgettable experience for you.