There are several ways to tour the world. One of the most exciting and adventurous is backpacking. What is backpacking? Well, it’s when you travel frugally and save money all over – making it an experience on a budget. But, backpacking is not for everyone. Even the most experienced tourist will have to make some changes to their lifestyle if they plan to backpack – even if it is just to one state and place.

Here are 5 tips for the backpacker:

  • Carry Digital Copies of Everything

And that means right from your passport to your hotel tickets to your flight tickets. This doesn’t mean that you can forget to carry the hard copy of these documents. It just means that when you are told to get them out all of a sudden, you don’t need to fumble along your belongings. Better still, you can put all of these documents in a folder and pin it on the homepage of your laptop or your phone, so that you can access it whenever you need it. Remember, some airports will not allow you entry unless they have the physical copy of the documents. So, carry them.

  • Pack Light:

And with pack light, we mean pack so light that you will need to buy articles once you have reached your hotel room. When you pack light, you don’t save money, as you will need to buy things when you arrive. But what you do save on is a lot of hassle while picking up luggage, boarding aircrafts, buses, trains and other mode of transport. Air carriers actually charge you for the luggage, so it makes sense to pack light and buy whatever you need when you reach there.

  • Don’t Book Budget Hotels, Book The Ones that are perfect for you

You need to be careful while booking hotels. Traveling alone? Don’t want to walk? Check the distance between the hotel and the nearest market before booking. Is the budget hotel really in your budget? Check out if there’s room service, or at least a restaurant attached. Otherwise, you might need to go to town to have breakfast – not a great way to start your tourist weekend.

  • Read the fine-print

Even so, read the fine-print. You’d be surprised that some hotels don’t even allow kids below a particular. There’s no reason ever given, and they might cancel your reservation for this reason. Some others have valid reasons like not allowing smokers into their hotel rooms and restaurants. And of course, there’s always the classic – no pets allowed.

  • Find Out If The Place is Backpackable

To visit some places, backpacking is a great option. In some places, it might be impossible to backpack. These places may have tourist locations far away from each other. You might need to spend heavily on private and public transport.  And in some cases, you might not be able to reach the most popular places unless you have a vehicle of your own. So, make sure that you read up on the place before you plan to visit.

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