Traveling with a backpack in many ways allows you freedoms you will not find if you are burdened with conventional luggage.Backpacking affords you the ability to travel swiftly and lightly especially with bus and train travel.

On the usual suitcase vacation you find a suitable hotel and set it up as your home-base. With a properly equipped backpack, you are not anchored to just one location. You can also choose thriftier accommodations like bed and breakfasts and hostels, plus if you have the gear you can go camping as well.

Traveling abroad with a backpack is definitely the way to go if you wish to cover a lot of territory. Make sure to bring along a reliable and up to date guidebook to give you the basic background of the regions you travel through.Also a good translation guide will be necessary if you are not familiar with the local language.

Security is essential when backpacking. Because you conveniently have all your belongings stored in one place, you can lose everything you own in the blink of an eye. So always keep your backpack within reach and in plain sight because sadly, there are many opportunistic thieves the world over.

When choosing a backpack make sure that has good weather protection and is of a sturdy design.Most backpacks have water-resistant compartments to store your belongings but to be extra safe, bring along some large-sized zip lock bags to store your electronics, especially in bad weather. A good travelling backpack will have a sturdy but lightweight aluminum frame. This stops the contents from sagging and provides a more even distribution of weight.

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