Backpacking Junkie: How to Backpack Around the World by Yourself

Backpacking Junkie: How to Backpack Around the World by Yourself

by Howie Junkie


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From the Desk of the How-To Junkie for the "Backpacking Junkie":

Howdy friend, who wants "to backpack around the world by yourself,"

Why would anyone want to backpack around the word?

Backpacking offers many rewarding experience and enlightenment for those who want to seek excitement and thrills, learn new things, witness different culture, gain new perspectives, understand the world, meet and make new friends around the world...and the list goes on and on.

You see, there are so just countless reasons why everybody should do a backpacking trip at least once within their life - and do it solo.

Then why aren't you? What's holding you back? Fear? Money? Not knowing how? Nobody to go with? All these are relatable reasons with simple solutions.

"Backpacking Junkie" will take you from clueless, newbie backpacker to savvy, seasoned backpacker to travel the world by yourself.

By being a "Backpacking Junkie," you will know:

* How to map out where to go next on your travel that is economical and fun while being spontaneous all at the same time.

* How to find cheap and even free transportations to wherever you're heading and accommodations at wherever you're staying.

* How to choose the best backpack and pack only the bare essentials of what you'll need to avoid being uncomfortably overburdened and hampered.

* How to travel with all the right gadgets and apps, even if you fear technology, so you know how to navigate your way around the globe, communicate in a foreign language in a foreign land, save on data plan, connect with friends and families, etc.

* How to situate yourself anywhere your heart desires to make your temporary/permanent home, regardless if you weren't planning on it, to go from being a mere sole traveler to a global citizen of the world.

...and full-satisfied junkie more.

Now it's time to get cracking and packing, and get going to wherever the wind takes you to live life like a rolling stone. Unlock your inner peripatetic. Experience a whole new world today.

Signing off. Your friend,
- The How-To Junkie

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533169341
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

As a how-to junkie, understanding how the world runs is the how-to junkie's addiction. Learning how things work is the how-to junkie's favorite drug of choice. As lovers and devourers of how-tos, we are all shameless self-confessed fanatic how-to junkie, and proud!

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Backpacking Junkie: How to Backpack Around the World by Yourself 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers' Favorite Howie Junkie’s Backpacking Junkie: How to Backpack Around the World by Yourself is a short guide, but is chock full of information for those readers who are wanting to immerse themselves in another land, and do it on a cheaper budget. The tone of this how-to guide is one that you will instantly connect with, its voice is on the personal level. Howie Junkie gives you step-by-step instructions on what sorts of things you will need to keep in mind before picking a destination, and what to expect and pack to take along with you, once you have settled on a particular place. Backpacking Junkie: How to Backpack Around the World by Yourself by Howie Junkie made me think differently about how I usually travel. I have never personally been the type that wants to crawl completely out of my comfort zone, but I will say that this book makes me want to attempt an immersive experience in a foreign land. The tone of the writer is so familiar that you are a bit saddened when coming to the end of the book. Backpacking Junkie makes you want to experience what life holds for you outside of your regular day to day existence. For others out there, life might be grand, but some of us might be searching for a bit more. Given the information in Backpacking Junkie and how advanced technology has become regarding language barriers, I don’t see how I could go wrong traveling in this manner. It is my opinion that if there is anyone out there looking for that special book to help steer them in the right direction when it comes to traveling lightly, then look no further; Backpacking Junkie by Howie Junkie is that book.
JesseHandley More than 1 year ago
This booklet is very detailed with its suggestions for how to go backpacking. It provides websites, specific methods for saving money. It tells you what to pack and how. It talks about everything and even gives prices for equipment such as the right phone, dependable gps, etc. I was awed at how much information was actually covered in such a short book. What was really surprising was how much money you could actually save by using the methods the book talks about. One example is to use a website to sleep over at someone’s place for free. I would never think that such resources are available. Apparently they are and they are gathered into this one place for easy reading.
jenniemc08 More than 1 year ago
I travel a lot and even though I have learned a lot of tips and tricks over the years, I know that continuing to learn and improve it the best way to save money and have more fun while on the road. Right away I was introduced to some new last minute fare sites for flights that I hadn’t heard of before. I’m pretty excited to try these out since I need to get to Malaysia from the USA in a couple of months and that can be a pretty tricky route to figure out cheaply. The rest of the book offers great information for people who are looking to start backpacking. It can be very overwhelming to try to research and gather all the information you need, but this book does a great job of covering what type of backpack to buy, how to pack it, where to stay and how to stay on the road. Although I have to disagree with the author Howie Junkie when he tells girls that make-up is a waste of space and weight, the rest of the packing advice is solid. Good basic how-to backpack book.