Backpacking is surrounded by assumptions and stereotypes that usually found to be untrue once on the journey. It is safe and it will give a good life experience in life. It does require some financial outlay, but it’s not impossible to save enough to go away for a few months. The fulltime backpackers, jumped to a number of quick conclusions and came up with a few simple things you’ll need to do to join the backpacking ranks.
1. You become young
Backpacking is a joy of the youthful and that you need to be able-bodied, strong enough to carry all of your possessions and willing to sacrifice many comforts. None of the old people had regrets about their age. In fact, they valued and appreciated their time on vacation more than those who weren’t leading well-established lives.
2. Grow Dreadlocks or Braids on your hair
You’ll have to grow out your hair and either get it dreadlocked or braided and also have to stop washing it altogether. The sounds disgusting and dreadlocks look absolutely ridiculous on anyone and you’ll have to make some sacrifices on it.
3. It’s always become fun
Backpacking is a great fun, but it can take work to get to that point. You must sift through the many deceptive travel agents to avoid overpaying any charges, then suffer through what can turn out to be an excruciatingly long or uncomfortable journey. Try out some exciting and fun adventures, but some will wear your patience more than you thought possible.
4. Carry a local bag
Every true backpacker knows that nothing shows off your adventurous spirit and individuality like a local bag fashioned by a six year old in a dark Bangladeshi sweatshop and decorated with an exotic elephant or eastern-religion-themed design. You need to get a piece of clothing made from a lightweight fabric dyed a nauseatingly bright color and it become shaped to resemble a triangle.
5. Try to travel in a group
Traveling with a group can actually make the trip a lot harder. Members of this group were from the same country, they spent most of their time speaking their common language and appeared unapproachable to other travelers. At the end of the trip, they stayed friends with the people they started with and never branched out.