Are you a traveler craving for a little twist on your adventure? Then backpacking is the perfect match for you.
Backpacking is far from your usual vacation. It’s a challenge because you’ll be living on a strict budget and of course, living out of a backpack.
But backpacking can still be fun and exciting, especially when you’ve prepared well for it.
Just remember these tips and you’ve got yourselves a trip to remember!
1. Only bring things you need
When backpacking, always make sure to pack light.
Don’t weigh your bag down with so many things. Only bring the essentials. When it comes to your clothes, make sure you can bring those that you can mix and match.
And besides packing light, remember to pack smart.
2. Bring snacks
You don’t want to spend too much while on a backpacking trip, do you?
To avoid unnecessary spending, make sure you bring along some snacks and a refillable water bottle. Not only does this help you save extra cash, but it also helps in case you get a little too hungry on your trip!
3. Make sure your hostel (or the place you’re staying at) has a kitchen
Going out to fancy restaurants is no good when you’re following a strict budget on a trip.
Having your own kitchen is the answer. Just drop by the grocery store, get yourself ingredients and voila! You’ve got your very own budget-friendly meal.
4. Use public transportation
Don’t ever let the ease and convenience of riding taxi cabs fool you.
Taxi cabs are costly. Also, drivers might take advantage of you and raise the fare for your ride.
You can use public transportation instead. Not only is it cheaper, but it also helps you immerse in the culture of the place you’re visiting.
Or you could choose to walk and get the most out of your adventure.
5. Think and act like a local
You’ve got to think and act like a local.
Eat where the locals eat. Go where the locals go. You’ve got to think and act like a local so you can learn more about their culture too.
6. Secure all your valuables
Even if you’re having the adventure of a lifetime and you could care less about what’s happening in the world, you have to remember to be wary – always make sure to secure your belongings.
Check your bag from time to time. Be sure everything is in safekeeping even before you move to another place.
You don’t want to be stressed out looking for your missing wallet, do you?
7. Travel in groups
Traveling in groups is always fun!
But aside from the fun, it also helps you save a lot. You and your group can split your budget on accommodation, food, or even on experiencing the special attractions your destination offers you.
The more the merrier!
8. Visit the liquor store
Before going for a night out, how about a pre-game?
Drinks in clubs are expensive. Save yourself (and your group) from spending too much.
Visit the liquor store and drink before you go out to party.
9. Bring your sanitary kit
Always make sure to bring your sanitary kit when you’re on a trip. Bring along with you your wet wipes, tissue, alcohol, and mouthwash to keep you feeling fresh wherever you go.
10. Don’t forget your power bank
Capture all your memories without having to lose battery. Always bring along your power bank.
And of course, keep those IG stories coming in and let everyone know the amazing experience you’re having while on vacation!
So, what place are you planning to go next?