8 Essential Backpacking Tips for Beginners

Guidebooks are a Must

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3. Guidebooks are a Must

Nothing ruins a backpacking adventure more quickly than getting lost, not being able to find a suitable place to eat, or incurring unforeseen expenses. Guidebooks are an incredibly useful resource while on the road. Many come with inclusive area maps, tips on where to eat and what attractions to see.

Another bonus? Guidebooks don’t run out of batteries the way a smartphone does! Pick one up before you leave – you won’t regret it.