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People take backpacking trips at any point in their lives. It is especially common for younger people in their late teens early 20’s, as people at this age generally have fewer ties like mortgages, children or an established career.
Gap Year is often used to refer to students taking a year out prior to starting university or after graduating before settling down into the world of work. For others it may just be the desire to escape the rat race, after all you have the rest of your life to sit behind a desk!
Whenever you take a backpacking trip, hopefully the reason will be the same. You want to broaden your horizons, see new cultures, see new places and meet different people.
It is often reported in the media of the benefit that companies and universities gain from a candidate who has taken time-out. Time spent teaching English to children in Peru make your CV stand-out, hinting that the experience may have made you a more rounded individual.
As a backpacker with a long trip ahead, the world offers endless choice as to where to go and what to see.
Some countries may seem more daunting than others. Westernized countries will obviously be the easiest to backpack through, particularly the English speaking ones like Australia or New Zealand.
Asian countries raise concerns about the language barrier, culture shock, food etc, but don’t be put off, these are challenges which make your trip much more rewarding.
Sampling new cultures is what backpacking is all about
One of the most important things to remember when backpacking any where is to make sure you purchase the correct travel insurance.
Holidaysafe Backpacker travel insurance is designed for people taking an extended holiday abroad. It is ideal for students,backpackers and gap year travellers.
You can get cover for backpacker travel insurance from as little as £22.89 for a 93 day duration to AustraliaPlease note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
To get a quote please choose one of the following policy types;