Everything is new
From the place to the people, everything that you experience is new. You visit places for the first time and meet new people belonging to different cultures and backgrounds. This idea of being in a place you’ve never been before meeting new people you’ve never met allows you to understand the different dimensions of the world and also helps to expand your horizons. You hear new stories and might even learn some things from the life of the local people in various backpacking destinations.
Appreciating the little things
This backpacking travel experience requires you to be on a budget, hence you look for cheap and good hostels, and cheap and good food in order to save money for visiting different places. In this process, without realizing, you start to appreciate the other things in life. If you walk instead of using a cab in order to save costs, you appreciate the beauty of the place around you, and you observe how people are going on about their lives. Sometimes you would camp instead of staying in a hostel, allowing you to look at a sky full of stars and eat whatever is given to you instead of wanting something lavish. This teaches you humility and being satisfied within oneself. You worry less and focus on the things around you. With your minimum belongings, all you do is appreciate what you see and not stress over other things such as money or food.
An experience of backpacking travel changes who you are
When you come back from a backpacking travel experience, you are transformed into a completely different person. You are filled with experience and stories, about different places and different people. You view the world differently with all the know-how that you have accumulated. Backpackers become more open minded and more laid back due to going through difficult and dangerous situations.
Living each day intensely allows you to change who you are. The lifestyle of a backpacker is addicting which is why once you have set foot in this world; you would want to travel to exotic and unknown locations again and again. You don’t have a timetable to follow or any rules to stop you. It’s a limitless world, and you can go wherever you can and have a different adventure every time, allowing you to learn a little bit everywhere you go. Listing these experiences down in three reasons is not doing justice to how great this particular part of life is. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, you don’t need to hesitate, all you need to do is pack your essentials and be prepared to witness some of the great and hidden beauties of the world.