Practical Travel Tips to Make it More Worthwhile

Posted by on January 28, 2016

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If you want to travel different countries but do not want to spend more than what you can afford, backpacking might be your best option. With the ongoing popularity of budget backpacking and the growing number of hostels, more and more people are joining the bandwagon of backpackers. However, there if you are doing this for the first time, some pointers can be a big help. Here are things to remember when going on your first backpacking adventure.

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Respect the Locals

Tourism is one of the industries countries depend on to boost their economy especially third world countries. It gives job opportunities to the locals as well. However, as a visitor, it is important for you to remember that although these locals are happy when tourists come to visit, you still have to extend some courtesy and act appropriately. If you are in a non-English speaking country, it is not necessary to speak loudly to a local who does not understand most of what you are saying. And if you want to take pictures of the community or places where there are locals, ask permission first.

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Learn to Haggle

Buying souvenirs from places you are visiting can be interesting and enjoyable. However, if you do not know how to get them for less, you might end up paying more than what you should. The secret here is to learn how to negotiate with prices. You need not worry because seasoned travelers do this all the time and sellers are aware of this practice.

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Be Safe

Whenever and wherever you travel, think about your safety first. Make it a habit to research about the place you are visiting and when you get there, be wary of the people you meet. Never easily trust anyone. Getting flocked by local tour guides and drivers when you reach your destination is commonplace. Trust your instincts.

You can also read other travel tips to learn more about first-time backpacking but remember to keep these three reminders in mind.

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Photos by: epSos .deTom JutteWayne S. Grazio and i a walsh

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