The Millennial Backpacker

The Millennial Backpacker

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You’re inexepensively, or flying a rebate airline with carry-ons fees, or taking public transit. Of course the best thing is for taking a backpack. A backpack; isn’t that limiting? Even if you’re staying in a hotel or with relatives, the reasoning makes sense and here’s why:

1) Instead of lugging suitcases and roll-ons on the airport, you save money taking local transportation, and henceforth around.

2) As a stranger, you’re less conspicuous with out a suitcase. Hands free and sights ahead, you’re less at risk from pickpockets or pandering.

3) Keeping track of less in a very strange place is freeing; you are not rustling through things for a hostel, or bothering others when going to midnight.

4) Too many clothes accumulate as dirty laundry, cluttering your suitcase, and also your life further to your trip.

5) With a lot of things you spend more time on appearances, rather than experiences and learning you desire to find.

Yes, backpacking simplifies, developing a more relaxing trip. But the secret to success depends on the planning. Evaluating your real needs, whatever you pack becomes multi-purposed or interconnected.

Take your clothes. How many do you really need? As a tourist, you won’t see the same people daily, and also your travel mates aren’t there to guage. So bringing the minimum will suffice, (specially when hostels have laundries-close relatives too).

I recently returned from your 7 night visit to Costa Rica. We flew Spirit therefore the free backpack was on a what could fit in the seat. Still, I had enough room with my school size pack. And with my forget method (more later), I had space to consider home 2 bags of coffee too.

Here’s what I took: 1 couple of jeans 2 pairs of shorts `1 set of swim trunks

5 t-shirts 1 long sleeve shirt 1 thin rain jacket

6 pairs underwear 4 pairs of socks 1 thin (souvenir towel)*

1 pair sandals plastic sneaker covers, toiletries, a water bottle, plus a small fabric grocery bag.

I stuffed things to the pack, no PJ’s, extra shoes or another type. Of course I also had the clothes that I was wearing- I wore the bulkiest. I rolled things tight, securing with rubber bands or plastic in bags. By the time I finished, I had a fluffy pillow, but one that pushed adequately under my seat.

We come to San Jose late and took a cab to the hostel. In the morning I transferred my shirts and sandals to the fabric bag. Four folks traveling by car rental, there were plenty of room. As we continued on our journey throughout the days, my pack became lighter and lighter. I was leaving things behind, as an alternative to storing them as dirty laundry. Yes, the avoid method is what I learned at a friend.

All folks have clothes wearing thin, you aren’t the most attractive, socks with holes, or fraying underwear. Why not save them for your trip? As the days went by I parted with him or her one by one, shorts, shirts, underwear, extra toiletries and lastly the towel.

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