Of all the ways to travel, backpacking has to be one of the most exciting around. The real beauty of backpacking is that you can more or less wander as a free person, come and go as you please, and (usually) spend a lot less money than travelling in many other ways. But for all its joys and advantages, there are also a number of challenges inherent in this mode of travel. It is not for the light-hearted or the underprepared, and there are many things you should consider before heading off. Let’s think about some of the ways that you can ensure you have a much better time while backpacking.