10 Backpacking Myths That Shouldn’t Stop You Travelling

There are many misconceptions about backpacking – often conjured up by people that have never been.

These are the top 10 myths I want to dispel:

1. I Could Never Do It

Without a doubt the biggest backpacking myth out there. Whenever I speak to people about my travels the most common remarks I hear back are “you’re brave” or “I could never do it”, which frankly is absolute nonsense, if I can do it, then anyone can do it.

People that say they can’t, simply lack the will or desire to go travelling – there really is no difficulty to it; it’s as simple as booking a ticket and leaving. You just need to be willing to leave your comfort zone. Once you have done that and decided to go, the hardest part is over.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

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