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Tips for Backpacking Internationally

Backpacking internationally can be done with ease if you know to prepare ahead of time.

By Kelly HansardPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

It is important to pack only what you need when you are planning on traveling across the world. Having the proper gear will allow you to carry everything you need and keep your expenses down. Today’s article will provide tips for backpacking internationally.

Bring an Efficient Backpack

The term backpack can mean various things to different people. Some people may want to carry a duffel bag, while others pack a backpack with a small-sized bag. Whatever bag you choose, ensure it fits well and is comfortable to carry. You’ll be traveling with this bag worldwide, so make sure it has plenty of pockets to keep all of your essentials organized.

List What You Need

Before packing:

  • Make a mental list of what you’ll need.
  • Write down all items you think are unnecessary, such as the shoes you’ll never wear.
  • Once you have a list, start packing the necessary things and repack. You should consider what you need regarding clothes, shoes, socks, underwear, and toiletries.

Pack Light

Getting cheaper overseas means you’ll be able to purchase more toiletries. If you’re planning on traveling through a city, you might be able to find some of your toiletries at a local store. It’s important to remember that people who want to be on the go with heavy equipment usually don’t need to carry heavy toiletries.

Only Bring Essentials

Pack accordingly according to what you will need. One of the easiest ways to organize your clothes is by rolling them into one bag. Doing this will allow you to save space and keep them from getting wrinkled. If you’re planning on traveling for a long time, you might consider washing your clothes in a machine or by hand. If you’re traveling with many clothes, you might also want to bring a travel-sized laundry detergent.

Prioritize Your Back

Rather than just packing all of your things into your backpack, make sure that you pack them differently. For instance, if you plan on walking around with your bag on your back for a long time, you can use the middle section of the bag to keep the weight off your shoulders.


Kelly Hansard is a young professional who has already formed an impressive resume for herself. Based in Austin, Texas, Kelly has jumped headfirst into a career in program management.

In this current role, Kelly Hansard manages strategic initiatives at an enterprise software company. She is able to lend her expertise to the organization while also learning from her superiors. Kelly is proud to be involved with an organization that prioritizes the growth of its employees, has open communication and provides feedback when needed. She has already learned and applied many of these newfound skills and pieces of knowledge that are sure to accompany her throughout all stages of her career.

Kelly Hansard loves embracing her passion for travel and visiting new places throughout the year. For Kelly, travel is not just a privilege in life – it is a necessity.

Travel is often a form of self-expression and self-growth. Throughout her youth, Kelly emphasized the importance of travel in her life and used it to learn more about the world around her. These experiences helped shape Kelly Hansard into the woman she is today and formed her into a well-cultured individual the more often she experienced new parts of the world. Her college years spent at the University of Texas, where she earned her MBA, allowed her many opportunities to learn about new cultures. Wanting to take advantage of her youthful freedom, Kelly took every chance she could get to embark on trips.

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Kelly Hansard

Based in Austin, Texas, Kelly Hansard is a young professional who has has jumped headfirst into a career in program management. Kelly Hansard loves embracing her passion for travel and visiting new places throughout the year.

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