Planning your first backpacking trip can be daunting, especially with so much contradictory information out there. This is why Backpacking for Beginners: The Essential Traveler's Guide to Backpacking and Hiking Around The World cuts to the chase and gives you the information you really need, in a compact, easy-to-read format. It contains tried-and-tested strategies and tips from real backpackers, as well as plenty of useful hacks. It takes you through the process, from choosing your destination to advice on what to take, how to choose your accommodation and how to stay safe. At the end of each chapter you'll also find useful links to websites where you can find out more about specific aspects of backpacking.