Backpacker tips can be a much-needed thing when looking to travel and explore a new country, I am currently in Phuket, Thailand and I’m experiencing phenomenal weather 32 degrees Celsius to be exact.
My first adventure abroad was actually my very first adventure outside of my country. Apart from a 5-day vacation on the British Virgin Islands years earlier, which I refuse to count as actual travel since I spent the entire time sunbathing at the resort, I had never used my passport or flown on an international flight across the world.
My second year in Asia, I was much better about being selective when I picked out trinkets and treasures to take home with me. Here are some of my favorite things to pick up during adventures. Maybe you might find a collection you like!
After scouring famous travel blogs, harassing world travelers, and searching through my own inventory of memories, I now have a condensed list of the more essential travel hacks that every traveling dude should know. Keep these in mind before hopping on the next plane.
An actual conversation that occurred shortly before I moved to China in 2010: My Friend: You’re moving to China? Me: That’s right. My Friend: You’re crazy. Completely nuts. (making “cuckoo eyes” at me) Me: Why? Why is that so crazy? Lots of people do it. My Friend: Because they all speak Chinese there! You’ll probably die.…
You should plan ahead before you take the plunge and travel abroad for a long period of time. This Before You Leave To-Do List shares a few more pearls of wisdom I’ve learnt along the way.
Traveling is a lesson in the art of simplicity. After all, this is your life in a bag we’re talking about. Your choice of items is the nitty-gritty of what matters in serving your purposes abroad. Woe to the one who skimps on preparation. Thinking ahead, doing your research, and making wise investments are absolutely key in learning how to pack for a year abroad.