From Globetrotter to Backpacker: Tips For Your First Outdoor Expedition

Written by Julien Heron & Gaby Pilson

For many of us, traveling is an addiction. The more we travel, the more we want to get out and explore.

If you’ve spent quite a bit of time living out of a suitcase, however, you may find that you’re interested in getting a bit further off the beaten path, perhaps on a backpacking or trekking trip.

Going from globetrotter to backpacker, though, can seem like a daunting task, so it’s important that you know what you’re getting into before you head off into the great outdoors. To get you started, here are our top tips for making the most of your first outdoor expedition.

1. Plan Ahead And Be Prepared

Although experienced travelers can often string together a fantastic metropolitan getaway at a moment’s notice with relative ease, you’ll want to put a bit more effort into planning your first backpacking trip.