There are certainly so many things in the world that are good to do. In my case, I love photography, writing, music, food, etc. And with you, I know that you also have your own desire of things to do. And I cannot say that the things that I love doing the most are also the things that you would like to do. We’re different, you know? Even a twin have differences in terms of likes and preferences. We are individuals.
Now, you might be wondering what’s the whole point of writing this article since the tile is The Joy of Being a Backpacker? You will know later why. And it gives me excitement to share this to you in a very informative manner.
Before that, let us learn first what is a backpacker? You might have watched Dora the Explorer and somehow have an idea of what a backpack is all about. In simple language, it is just a bag that you carry at your back. When you have a backpack, it is most likely that you are comfortable carrying it for travel purposes.
At home, I have lots of backpacks that I have bought from places that I’ve been to. It is so exciting to carry a backpack with you and go somewhere with all your stuff. And later on, I will share to you the joys being a backpacker. And with this, you will be reading about my testimony.
Here are the major reasons why I love being a backpacker. I love what I am doing. And I have joy doing this.
Going out of comfort zone. It is not easy to go out of your comfort zone. The idea is, if you do this, you will not be comfortable doing the things that you usually do daily. And for me, it is a joy to go out of my comfort zone and add spices to my life. I go to places that I’ve never been to and enjoy what they have to offer. To maintain safety and security, I avail backpackers insurance that are usually offered by several travel insurance companies.
Going out of my comfort zone is like a training for maturity for me. If you are at home and there are people nursing you and providing you with your needs, life gets dull. The issue here is not about money. It is about how you make use of your money to give you memorable experiences for a lifetime. And in my case, I would not mind spending my money in trade for experience. It cannot be bought.
Meeting new people. When you are a backpacker, you get to meet new faces from unfamiliar places. Yes, and this is the thrill that I like experiencing always. Normally, we are not comfortable with meeting new people because of lack of trust. And that belief of me has changed when I met a lot of people. There are so many good people out there. They may not share with me same belief, tastes, etc. but I had a lot of good times with them. I enjoyed their company and that made me more confident to face anyone in this world.
Another new faces that I met were my fellow backpackers. Once you are already identified as a backpacker, you will get to become part of a circle of backpackers also. With this, you have a company that can help you with your endeavor, plus, sometimes you travel together. Such a wonderful experience!
Going to a new place. This is somehow like getting out of your comfort zone but it is more than that. The feeling changes when I am already in a new place. I feel like it is already my comfort zone. When it is your first time to go to a different place and you are not familiar with it, you may feel agoraphobic. But when you learn about the beauty of its culture, sceneries, landscapes, and nature, you will appreciate being in its cradle.
I like going to a new place. I like being a tourist. And what I do next is write about it. I write as if it is my last time to be there. What a wonderful thing to do!
Eating new foods. This is one of the best things about being a backpacker. Usually, I don’t bring with me foods when I go to a certain place. This is to experience their dish. I am so excited to eat foods that are new to my taste buds. Well, I bring my medicine always to avoid any problems that might occur along the way. I want to eat as many foods as I want and taste as many foods that I can. Well, that is just heaven for me. No need to worry about what will happen to my stomach because I have medicines with me. Make it your mantra, too.
Buying souvenirs. My house is full of souvenirs that I bought when I travelled. This is a sort of memorabilia for me once I get there. I have a feeling of being “accomplished” whenever I can bring home with me a souvenir that is why I buy one. And if I have a huge budget for that, I buy something that I can keep for a lifetime. Whenever I stare at those memorabilia, I am reminded of the bliss that I experienced when I was there, trudging the road, ambling at the streets, and drinking coffee at a cafeteria.
You can add to my list if you are also a backpacker like me. Do not waste your chance to travel. The ideas is, since you are still capable to do this, grab the opportunity. Life is too short not be a backpacker.
And Oh! Along the way, I also write and compose songs. This is heaven for me. I repeat, this is heaven for me! Be a backpacker now, like me.