Summer is coming; the time to see the sun shine around the world, the time to explore new cities, meet new people and try new food. If you are ready for some summer backpacking around the world, but this is your first experience as a backpacker, here are two basics to make this experience unforgettable.
The first step to take on this road is plan properly. If you plan ahead you can find many options and opportunities for this new adventure. One of the things you need to check is the places on your map, know everything about them; food, transportations, activities to do, accommodation, etc., that will give you a big picture about where you can start to put all the pieces together for your end goal. After you make some decisions, it’s time to search online and look around for the best deals. Knowing the time you want to travel, the amount of money and the places you want to visit will help you get the best price deals for your trip. Also some websites can periodically send you their suggestions and discounts based on your earlier research. Try to get everything ready months before you start your trip so there aren’t any surprises.
Your Backpack is Everything
As a backpacker you know you are going to be in constant movement, moving from one place to another. And for making it practical and comfortable to carry your backpack, it needs to be light and just carry the essentials. One of the things in your favour is that you already know the activities during your trip. This will allow you to have an idea of what you are going to need. If you are missing anything before leaving, check out deals at Gap from Groupon to save on new arrivals for this season… And don’t forget about the extras in your backpack; sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and lotions. Double check your list to be sure everything is packed and ready to go.
If you noted in your schedule some free time, it’s fine. While you are traveling, sometimes you need time to just relax. Have fun on this new adventure and have a safe trip!