In general, a backpacker can be defined as someone who has an active lifestyle and has the passion for traveling, going to places carrying a single backpack wherever he goes. This type of adventure offers a range of positive and healthy benefits that many of today’s generation opt to travel the world this way.
- The feeling of Freedom
Compared to scheduled and package trips, backpackers have the freedom to do what they want to do, where they want to go and when they want to leave. Simply put, they’re free to explore whichever way they want and it’s liberating.
- Great Exercise
Backpacking offers a really good fitness activity. It’s like getting a great exercise every time you do either a light trek or long mountain hikes.
- Making new friends
Traveling at a slower pace get you to spend more time with people and get to know them better. Some packaged tours may lack some form of camaraderie, while there is more interaction happening when backpacking. Backpackers tend to be more generous when sharing stories, tips and new discoveries to fellow backpackers.
- Self Confidence Boost
Compared to the average tourist, backpackers experience more from traveling. You become more and more independent, can exhibit tolerance and can trust yourself fully.
- Life becomes more meaningful
As backpackers travel from one country to the next, every journey they make becomes more meaningful because they exerted a lot of effort to explore the destination. These travelers appreciate the small things and the grandness and diversity of life as they let world cultures sink into their character.
Hardcore backpackers see the world as their home. This type of traveling, though interesting, may also be difficult so you may opt to start out with a friend or someone who has backpacked before and then determine if you can handle a long and solo backpacking adventure.
Get to know some international backpackers and their stories on the upcoming Second edition of International Festival of Ibn Battuta organized by the Moroccan Association of IbnBattuta happening on November 9 to 12, 2017 at Tangier City, Morocco. It’s a travel and cultural festival celebrating the journey and legacy of world-renowned traveler, Ibn Battuta.
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