What is Backpacking. What is Backpacking? Low cost, independent international travel.
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What is Backpacking
What is BackpackingWhat is Backpacking?Low cost, independent international travel
CharacteristicsUse of public transportStay in low cost youth hostels instead of hotelsTrip is longer then normal; months instead of weeksInterest in meeting local people & experiencing local customsUse of a backpack
Why Backpacking has Increased in PopularityMore low cost airlines, hostels/budget accommodationInternet & cell phones make planning / keeping in touch easierWebsites (Trip Advisor, Travelocity, Expedia, etc.) make planning researching and planning easier.What is a Hostel?Budget oriented, social accommodation.Common features:Bunk bedsCommunal kitchenShared bathrooms