8 Essential Backpacking Tips for Beginners

Play it Old School

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4. Play it Old School

Leave the technology at home. Aside from a camera to capture memories, technology often proves to be more trouble than it’s worth, especially when backpacking. Relying on technology for the answers to your questions can prevent you from enjoying the authentic backpacking experience.

Try asking locals, checking your guidebook, or stopping by local tourist centers for any traveling queries you may have. As for making phone calls? Phone cards are an old school solution that continues to be popular today!