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Backpacking

Backpacking is a term used to denote a form of low-cost independent international travel, differentiating it from other forms of tourism notably by the following typical attributes: minimal budget use, longer duration traveling, use of public transport and multiple destinations/countries. The origin of the name comes from the backpacks that budget travelers generally carry in the interests of mobility and flexibility. Many commentators see backpacking as descriptive, not only of low-cost travel, but of the culture and philosophy often associated with it[1] especially anti or trans-nationalism as well as a romanticization of wanderlust and a desire for "authentic" contact with local culture.
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