Backpacking is low-budget, independent, see-the-world, off-the-beaten-track travelling. Averse to lugging luggage and to the bland, packaged nature of the commercial tour, backpackers prize the mobility that their packs give them, and would never trade their pack for a suitcase, no matter how many wheels it had. Although many tools and techniques are similar to the wilderness hiker, backpacking is more about exploring the world than appreciating natural beauty.

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Backpack Around Australia
Information on backpacking including accommodation, tours, attractions, employment, transport, travel agents, Internet cafes and message boards. Surry Hills, Australia.
Backpack Europe on a Budget
Backpacking and hostelling information, tips and links for student and budget travelers planning a trip to Europe. Bulletin boards, travel tales and transportation.
Backpack Traveller
Hints and tips include medical information, vehicle preparation, climate, time zone converter and hitch hiking.
A guide to travel and backpack Europe, buy a Eurorail or Eurail pass, hostels, budget travel, and tickets.
Backpacking Around Australia
Backpackers and student guide offering discounted bookings and travel tips. Information about visas, insurance, mobile phones, employment and accommodation. Willetton, Australia.
The Backpacking Site
Guide to backpacking with information for a variety of countries as well as gap year advice, what to pack, preparation, travel and transport tips.
Backpacking and Hostels Guide to Europe, Australia, USA and Canada
Coast to Coast
A guide to accommodation, adventure and travel in Southern Africa.
Backpacking through Europe on the cheap. Travel tips and information for backpackers and budget travelers
Active discussion boards, hostel reviews, web links, travelogues and a free travel newsletter.
Everything You Need to Know
Guide to independent budget traveling or backpacking. Includes packing, pre-trip, country and on-the-road advice as well as tips, travel photography and links.
Dedicated to creating a community of backpackers and budget travelers through the sharing of advice and experience. Packing, transportation, money, message boards and links.
Guide for Europe
Guide to backpacking across Europe. Features hostel reviews, packing lists, a message board forum, hostel directory, links and tips for traveling Europe for cheap.
Koh Pha-Ngan Backpackers Guide
Guide for backpackers travelling to Koh Pha-Ngan, Thailand. Island information and photographic listings of bungalows available on the Island, beaches, transportation, dangers and full moon parties.
Let's Go
Guides for budget travel world wide, written by Harvard students. Message forum, travel links and guides for certain cities online, such as Amsterdam and Rome.
Nomads World
Information on backpacking specific countries including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Ireland. Details on accommodation and tours, travel guide and message boards.
Backpacking information for those planning to travel to Tibet. Getting there, getting around, history, climate, food and religion.
Thorn Tree
Lonely Planet's bulletin board for travellers to exchange information. Individual boards include country specific postings as well as assorted travel topics.
Travel Punk
Offers information on hostels, Eurail, air fares, student discounts, safety and security, and backpacking tips, for the budget traveler.
The Travellers Lounge
Backpackers guide to planning a round the world trip. Includes flight tips, weather charts, money matters, budget accommodation information and destination guides.
Budget travel information for travel addicts. Hostel list, photos, packing advice and links.
World Backpackers .net
Guide to helping the backpacker prepare optimally for his journey: travel information, stories from the road, tips, links to other handy backpack sites and a forum.
Backpacking and travel reviews from around the world. Includes travel and backpacking advice, diaries, pictures, maps, attractions, accommodation, itineraries and general information.

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