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What I Hate About Backpacking and Why It’s Not That Bad

It would be a lie to tell you that backpackers are always having the time of their lives. Their are certainly bad days and even days when you miss the luxuries of home. There are hundreds of blogs much like Art of Backpacking telling people around the world how great backpacking is but not much on the negative side of it. One reason could be the positive obviously out weighs the negatives. Even living the dream can be a nightmare.

The Unwritten Backpackers Code

Yes, there's actually an unwritten backpacker code all backpackers must follow. Whether you follow them or not, determines if you're a true backpacker. The community is wide spread throughout the world. We share the common interest of travel itself. The code is simple and known by most backpackers without having to think about it.

7 Things You Do Backpacking That You Should Do At Home

Eventually most of us need to settle somewhere for work and make a home for ourselves. Your travels become memories shared with our family and friends about the journey you had. Then comes the full time work, bills, and other responsibilities you had to never worry about while traveling.

How To Halve The Contents Of Your Backpack

“What advice can you give me about cutting down the contents of my backpack?” That’s the question that my wife, Nicky and I, are often asked by those about to go travelling. Nicky and I first met in Latin America on a round-the-world trip so we are old hands on the backpacking scene. We know the crippling shame and crippled spine that you can endure as you realize you’ve over-packed your backpack compared with other travelers.

Why I Recommend You Rent A Motorbike

As long as you know how to drive a car, renting a motorbike is perhaps one of the best and most convenient ways to explore an area. Motorbikes allow easy on and off access and getting in between areas cars normally wouldn’t be able to get to.

What To Do On Long Bus or Train Rides

The brutal budget long bus rides are one of the many things we learn to just deal with. It may be a dodgy 30 hour bus ride with no AC in the middle of summer with a driver whom is picking up every possible local from the side of the road for some extra cash. If you're lucky enough it'll be a sleeper bus that way you can attempt to sleep although the roads (if there are any) will send you flying off the bed. As a backpacker, you learn to adapt to your surroundings and make the best out of the journey.
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