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The Top Five Experiences You Will Have As A Backpacker
March 10, 2015 – 2:14 am | Comments Off
Photo from Flickr by garryknight

Photo from Flickr by garryknight

Backpacking is not for the faint of heart. When you decide to get out there and see the world, you will have tons of new experience – both good and bad. Sometimes, you will feel so lonely that you might want to come back home. Other times, you will feel as though you are having the time of your life, and you will never want to leave. Yes, being a tourist is a fun adventure, and one which you will never forget. If you have the chance to go on an epic journey, why are you waiting? Here are the top five experiences you will have as a backpacker.


You will meet your new best friends

When you travel, you will meet people. If you go away alone, you will find that you attract other lonesome tourists. Some of the people you meet will be annoying, and you will likely want to avoid them for the rest of your trip. Others, though, will be your soul mates, and you will find that you adore them more than anyone in the world. When you travel, you meet a whole host of people. For sure, there will be some who you will want to stay in touch with when the journey is over.

 

You will learn about yourself

There will be loads of times when you are alone and have some time to think. When you are around people all the time, it is tricky to get to know yourself. You spend most of the day talking to other people and thinking about how you should act. When you are backpacking, though, you will get a chance to clear your mind and see who you are. It might sound like a bit of a cliche, but seeing the world teaches you a whole lot about yourself.

 

You will have to hit the road

Sure, you might have already planned most of your routes. If you want an original travel experience, though, you have to hit the road. If you know how to ride a motorcycle, you could even check out some pull behind motorcycle trailers for sale. It doesn’t matter how you travel on the road so long as you do it. When you are on the open road, you have a chance to experience everything that a culture has to offer. You can travel wherever you feel most comfortable and enjoy the entire experience.

 

You will see something unexpected

You probably have a list of things that you want to do in foreign countries. You might think that you know just what it will be like when you get there, but you don’t. In fact, it won’t be the major tourist attractions that take your breath away. It will be the unexpected things you never imagined you would see. You might stop off at a restaurant and meet someone who tells you fantastic stories. You might see a beautiful sunset over a bridge. These little experiences will make up your travels.

 

You will try some fabulous cuisine

When you are a tourist, you have to try to immerse yourself in the local culture. That includes the food culture. If you travel around Asia eating sandwiches, you will miss out on one of the most incredible things about being a backpacker. It doesn’t matter how fussy with food you are – you have to make sure that you sample some local dishes. At first you might not like the sound of foreign food, but trying it is the only way to see whether you like it.

When you set off on your travels, you will have one of the best experiences of your life. Start planning your journey right now and see where it takes you!

 

Our Pick of the Latest and Greatest Designer Sunglasses
February 11, 2015 – 12:17 pm | Comments Off
Our Pick of the Latest and Greatest Designer Sunglasses

Adding the latest and greatest designer sunglasses can make you a fashion leader, and will help you achieve all that you want in life.

Knowing What to Pack for Your Very First Ski Trip
December 23, 2014 – 8:47 pm | Comments Off
Knowing What to Pack for Your Very First Ski Trip

let’s take a look at a handful of sure-fire suggestions that can keep you prepared for the powdery fun that is sure to be enjoyed.

Having a winter holiday? 5 of the best holiday reads
December 15, 2014 – 8:27 pm | Comments Off
Having a winter holiday? 5 of the best holiday reads

Here’s our list of the top five best holiday reads for your winter getaway:

Essential Music Festival Packing Guide Infographic
December 12, 2014 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off
Essential Music Festival Packing Guide Infographic

Take a look at the infographic to know all that you need with you when you participate at a music festival.

Funding the Backpacker in You
December 6, 2014 – 12:40 am | Comments Off
Funding the Backpacker in You

You know the saying, all dressed up with nowhere to go, well the same probably applies to you right now, sitting there with wanderlust, a packed bag and no money to fund your epic trip around the globe.

Backpacking Checklist: The Essentials
December 1, 2014 – 3:55 pm | Comments Off
Backpacking Checklist: The Essentials

You’ve got your travel insurance, passport and flight details, had your recommended jabs, and have your clothes and toiletries packed. So, what else do you need?

Get Fit before You Backpack
November 19, 2014 – 2:16 pm | Comments Off
Get Fit before You Backpack

Being physically fit is more likely to prevent injuries and ensure you feel good throughout your trip. Here are some important fitness areas to work on ahead of your trip.

Five Backpackers You’ll Meet On Your Travels (That You’ll Want To Avoid).
November 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | Comments Off
Five Backpackers You’ll Meet On Your Travels (That You’ll Want To Avoid).

Ask anyone what the best thing about travelling in and they’ll undoubtedly mention the people they’ve met. at some point you might meet people that you’d rather avoid. Here’s who to look out for..

Essential Fishing Tips for Backpackers
October 28, 2014 – 4:12 pm | Comments Off
Essential Fishing Tips for Backpackers

Away from the comforts of home and familiar surroundings presents plenty of challenges. Here are a few tips to overcome them.

Six Must-Pack Pieces of Kit for a Winter Activity Holiday
October 28, 2014 – 4:03 pm | Comments Off
Six Must-Pack Pieces of Kit for a Winter Activity Holiday

You can have as much fun in sub-zero temperatures as in summer sunshine as long as you’ve packed the right kit. Here’s our guide to the six pieces of kit you’ll absolutely need to pack.

Three Ways to Survive a Winter Hike
October 16, 2014 – 1:36 pm | Comments Off
Three Ways to Survive a Winter Hike

Though this might be true, it’s also the case that walking in the wild outdoors during the winter here in the Great British Isles is not the safest thing to do in the world, and therefore, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to write this short guide…

The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers
October 16, 2014 – 11:00 am | Comments Off
The Top 5 Souvenirs for Backpackers

To avoid returning home minus a fully functional back and with shoulders resembling a weightlifters, these are the items you should be buying.

The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials
September 19, 2014 – 11:52 am | Comments Off
The Ultimate Backpacker’s List of Essentials

Traditionally a niche way to travel, backpacking’s popularity has grown exponentially over the last few years, thanks to its exciting mixture of flexibility, economy and freedom.

Scuba Diving In Tenerife
September 15, 2014 – 2:46 pm | Comments Off
Scuba Diving In Tenerife

European destinations like Tenerife offer the perfect combination of great weather, budget options for accommodation and lots to see underwater.