Traveling has been a passion or a necessity for people the world over for centuries. People travel for the sheer love of discovering new places and experiencing new cultures. Traveling can be an expensive affair but there is a new breed of tourists that go down the backpacking route. Armed with their backpacks, world savvy knowledge and the thirst for adventure, these travelers wander the globe to see new places and new experiences. But how did this trend all begin? We look into the history of backpacking to understand how this trend came about. First, what is backpacking? Backpacking is when you travel, go on a hike or holiday with all

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Traveling has been a passion or a necessity for people the world over for centuries. People travel for the sheer love of discovering new places and experiencing new cultures. Traveling can be an expensive affair but there is a new breed of tourists that go down the backpacking route. Armed with their backpacks, world savvy knowledge and the thirst for adventure, these travelers wander the globe to see new places and new experiences. But how did this trend all begin? We look into the history of backpacking to understand how this trend came about. First, what is backpacking? Backpacking is when you travel, go on a hike or holiday with all

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