8 Essential Backpacking Tips for Beginners


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7. Budget

Make a budget and stick to it. When you’re traveling by the seat of your pants you may be tempted to spontaneously splurge on a four-course meal or neat souvenirs. Depending on where you’re traveling and for how long, small spontaneous spending decisions can quickly add up, costing a significant portion of your trip’s funds.

Stick to your budget, if nothing else. Running out of spending money is a sure way to ruin any trip.