Planning a trip
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So you have the travel bug and want to go backpacking.  Before you hop on a plane and go, there are some things you should know and sort out first. Below are some tips on how to start planning a backpacking trip.

Then there is the not so fun, but still very important, part of the planning process.  These things should all be sorted out before you leave.

  • Travel documents – information on passports and visas
  • Travel insurance – do you need it and where to get it from
  • Money matters – estimating trip costs, understanding local currencies, and what forms of money to bring with you


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