Some interesting facts around the word backpacking... #google #wikipedia
Is a form of low-cost, independent travel. It includes the use of a backpack that is easily carried for long distances or long periods of time; the use of public or shared transport inexpensive lodging such as youth hostels; often a longer duration of the trip when compared with conventional vacations; and typically an interest in meeting #locals
as well as seeing sights.
Backpacking may include #wilderness #adventures
, local travel and travel to nearby countries
Of importance to some backpackers is a sense of #authenticity
. Backpacking is perceived as being more than a #holiday
, but a means of education. #Backpackers
want to experience the "real" #destination
rather than the packaged version often associated with mass #tourism
, which has led to the assertion that backpackers are #anti
Terms used to describe backpacking with more money and resources include #flashpacking
, a combination of flash, as in fancy, with #backpacking
, and #poshpacking
, a combination of posh, an informal adjective for upper class, and backpacking.
A trend dubbed "#begpacking
" (combining begging and backpacking) arose in the mid-2010s, where travelers support their travels by begging on the street and #fundraising
online. The trend has drawn criticism for taking money away from #people
in actual need.