Here at NCL Travel, we want you to make the most of your travel experiences, which is why we wanted to provide you with our top five tips for a backpacking trip! Backpacking can be an extremely exciting, life-changing experience, so it’s important to make the most of it and make sure that you’re fully prepared.
Plan, plan, plan! Planning is essential for a backpacking trip to be successful. By planning your trip, you’re ensuring that you’re maximising your experience by being able to hit tourist hotspots and pre-plan fun activities to enjoy.
Planning also prevents you from nomadically wasting your time and missing out on some of the best sights on your travels.
Budgeting is also a great thing to do before you embark on your backpacking trip and as you go along. There may be times when you exceed your budget, whether that’s due to an unexpected travel hurdle or a splurge on souvenirs for those back home, but it’s good to budget so you’re prepared when these things happen.
Budgeting is a great way to discipline yourself on your travels, whilst also ensuring your safety and financial security on your journey.
Notify the right people of your plans
It is important that people know where you are, especially if you are travelling alone. This can simply mean notifying your family of what day you expect to be in one country and the next.
It is also important to notify your bank of your plans prior to setting off on your backpacking trip so that you have access to your money when you are abroad.
With backpacking, you can’t pack like you would for a luxury hotel getaway.
Packing essentials and necessities is a must to ensure you aren’t carrying an excessive load with you on your travels. Make sure you have any important medication you’ll need and essential toiletries before you leave.
Be prepared for all kinds of weather
Travelling from country to country means you’re likely to encounter any and all types of weather, so it’s important to ensure that within your necessities you have waterproofs and layers!
We hope that these tips have helped you prepare for your backpacking adventure. For more information about backpacking or travel tours, you can contact us at NCL Travel.