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Past, present and future travellers — listen closely! If seeing the world is your version of complete and total happiness, then you’ve got to explore the side of you that could possibly be a “backpacker.” While backpacking may not be the most glamorous way to travel, the personal gain you’ll receive from it is certainly unmatched. Here are 7 reasons why backpacking is undoubtedly the best way to see the world.

1) Everything you own is literally in arms reach — (the freedom this brings is incredible)!

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2) Carrying your backpack around/walking virtually everywhere will keep you fitter than ever before.

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3) You get to do what you want, when you want — (treasure coming and going as you please).

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4) Your cost of living will be much cheaper without the added price of expensive hotels, rental cars, etc.

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5) You’re more likely to go out and explore rather than staying in the comfort of pricey main cities

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6) You’ll never run out of new things to see and do

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7) It will open your mind (backpacking is a lifestyle not just one trip).