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Ten Tips to Travel

Tips on how to backpack on a budget
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Monica S. Flores

on 3 May 2017

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Transcript of Ten Tips to Travel

backpacking/camping/hosteling @ the world
Allow Yourself Opportunity

Serendipity
Strive to be available
Practice listening
Hone your intuition
Follow your bliss/gut
A
LWAYS TRUE
Wear/Carry the Best Gear

Hanging wallet / fannybag
Find a top-rated
backpack
Cotton sleep sack + hooded sleeping bag
Utility knife/utensils
Ziploc bags
Hefty garbage bags
AL
W
AYS TRUE
10 Tips to Travel
You Are An Ambassador

Be respectful
Show gratitude
Give money
Haggle but not arrogantly
ALWA
Y
S TRUE
Travel Together

Find companions
Get group rates
Negotiate
Look after one another
ALWAYS
T
RUE
A
L
WAYS TRUE
Live Local

Eat Local
Wear Local
Stay Local
Buy Local
Travel Local
Livin' La Vida Loca
Add Garlic

Food = medicine
Crush garlic into every meal!
10 cloves a day
ALW
A
YS TRUE
Stay Safe
Incidences of cat-calling, propositioning, inappropriate touching in some places...
Cut hair
Project confidence
Dress modestly
(or in men's clothes)
ALWAY
S
TRUE
Ride
the boat*
Ride
the bus*
Ride
the train*

*Note: sometimes uncomfortable
ALWAYS T
R
UE
Educate Yourself

Learn
language
history
culture
current events
ALWAYS TRU
E
Let the Universe guide you

Have an agenda but build in unscheduled time
ALWAYS TR
U
E
1) Big backpack + money + passport with visas + smaller daybag
2) Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
3) Lotion, deodorant, soap, solid shampoo

4) Resealable Ziploc plastic bags
(keep moisture out)
5) Large black garbage bag
(to use as a tarp or waterproof covering)
6) Sewing kit, matches, moist towelettes,
mini-screwdriver set, earplugs, extra glasses

7) Spoon, fork, knife, and pocket knife with can opener
8) Insect repellent
9) Waterproof hiking boots
10) Flip-flop slippers
Wear/Carry the Best Gear
also easy to find in markets
Travel Together
Ride the Transportation
24) Sneakers
25) Capilene/microfiber
top + bottom
26) Fleece jacket
(for warmth)
27) Travel shawl to cover the shoulders
28) Camera
29) Journal and pens
30) Sharpie, scissors, crayons, colored markers

Consider: American flags, pins, sew-on badges, stickers, and other small gifts for hosts

11) Sleeping bag
12) Hooded sleep sack

13) Hooded rain jacket
14) Wool scarf and knit hat

15) One pair of jeans
16) One long skirt
17) One pair of khaki pants (ideally the kind that unzip to become shorts)
18) Two t-shirts
19) One long-sleeve shirt
20) One sleeveless shirt
21) Two tank tops
22) 3 pairs Underwear
23) 4 pairs Socks
ALWAYS TRUE

A
llow Yourself Opportunity
L
ive Local
W
ear/Carry the Best Gear
A
dd Garlic
Y
ou Are an Ambassador
S
tay Safe
ALWAYS TRUE

T
ravel Together
R
ide Local Transportation
Let the
U
niverse Guide You
E
ducate Yourself


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