We all have the urge of going somewhere in the world where we have never been before at least once in our lives, right?
That feeling of actually starting to plan your backpacking trip might have come to your mind several times in the past. This also happened to me for a long time, especially when I was studying to get ready for the ‘big world’. Stories from friends and relatives that returned from amazing backpacking travel trips triggered my mind to start dreaming about it.
One man’s / woman’s heart can crave for an adventure more than it would desire for anything else at one certain moment or for a longer time in a lifespan. That is what I learned and what I feel. Ernest Hemingway himself described that certain feeling with: “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Think about it thoroughly.
Travel is seen as a form of escapism by many people still, but is escapism, by all means, a bad thing? I think that some people need to escape reality now and then to see themselves in a different light. It might change them, make them happier. They might come back as a different and stronger person. It’s not what travel can do to you, but what you do to yourself in your mind when you travel. You grow, learn, become stronger as a person.
The deed of leaving your home country for the horizon with a rugged backpack will feel like an accomplishment of happiness. You may come back as a wealthier man/woman, thus richer in experience, I mean. But your mind might change as well and you might become more impecunious about materialism and money. Which, in the end, I personally acknowledge as a good thing to happen.
Seeing the ends of the world will have a great impact on you. It happened to me and it will happen to you. And because it happened to me, I want to share it with you. So have fun and enjoy Unnavigated.
Unnavigated’s backpacking travel blog
My name is Matthias Mandiau, I am the author of Unnavigated.com.
Unnavigated is a website with tips & tricks, advice and inspiration about travel destinations around the world.
You have come to the right place to get started with preparing your first or next trip. Learn about how to travel better, about where you should go on your next trip and about where to get started when it comes to backpacking & travel of all kinds. Read all about inspiring articles, step-by-step tips & tricks manuals, detailed destination guides & unique travel pictures for backpackers and other travelers. Become inspired about how to travel cheaper and how to do it better.
The main goal of Unnavigated is to positively stimulate people all over the world to leave their comfort zone. To convince someone like you to visit a place where they have never been to before.
- To show you what it really is like to be out there on the road as a backpacker.
- Explain to you that solo backpacking can be one of the most liberating and life-changing experiences of your life.
- To provide you with unique and self-produced content, based on my own personal experiences, that makes you feel stimulated, informed and ready to starting planning your backpacking trip.
With this website full of helpful tips & tricks I want to show you that backpacking travel is a beautiful thing to do. And it’s not a dangerous or very expensive thing to risk either. The world is out there, waiting for you.