33 Reasons Backpacking Will (Most Likely) Ruin Your Life

We've prepared a list of 33 ways that backpacking will change your life - for the worse! As they say... once bitten, always bitten.

33 Reasons Backpacking Will (Most Likely) Ruin Your Life

Surely you have heard the term backpacking? This usually refers to the activity of travelling or going camping while carrying your clothes and other things that you need in a backpack, at least according to the Cambridge English Dictionary. Backpacking has also become glamorous with glamping and more luxe flashpackers. Backpacking has actually become a more widely accepted form of travelling compared to when it was once only for living on the cheap.

It doesn’t matter which mode of travel you choose – the backpacker life or luxuries upon luxuries, it is a great privilege to travel and see the world… to give up your current residential status, quit your job and seek greener pastures.

But be warned, once you've had a taste of the backpacking bug, your life will never be the same. So, we've prepared a list of 33 ways that backpacking will change your life - for the worse! As they say... once bitten, always bitten.

1) You will become a target for Instagram and Facebook envy

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2) You will make too many friends

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3) Your outlook on life will become annoyingly positive

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4) You will lose an appreciation for material items

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 5) Your drinking skills will attract disgust when you get back home

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6) Your career goals will change to pursue your passion and may result in less income

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7) Your Facebook news feed will be difficult to understand due to an influx of different languages

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8) Your idea of ‘happiness’ will change

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9) You will become detached from your iPhone

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10) Your dance skills will be compared to the majestic moves of Michael Jackson

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11) You will have a broader understanding of the world

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12) Your ability to adapt to new surroundings can make you more employable

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13) Upon your return home, you will realise your accent can no longer be used to pick up

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14) You will find yourself taking more afternoon naps than usual

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15) You will care more about nature and will begin to be a passionate recycler

 

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16) Your new need to break comfort zones will result in a life filled with crazy adventures

 

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17) The meaning of life will change

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18) ‘Boring’ will cease to exist in your vocabulary

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19) ‘Dignity’ will cease to exist in your vocabulary

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20) Your definition of ‘success’ will change

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21) Your google maps will become lonely

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22) You will learn to swear in another language

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23) You will never EVER be able to live alone again

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24) You will become sexier

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25) Your goal to buy a house will either be postponed by 5 years or will become non-existent

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26) You will become one of those annoying people that can play an instrument

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27) Your parents will begin to worry about your life decisions

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28) When you return home to your 9 to 5 job you will question your very existence

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29) You are less influenced by other people’s thoughts

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30) Your definition of ‘distance’ will change

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31) You will become more patient

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32) When you get home you will struggle to come to terms with the idea that day drinking is unacceptable

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33) You might actually find yourself living your life

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Here at Fast Cover, we try not to take ourselves too seriously and this is why we have compiled this tongue in cheek list. Have a laugh with us! Please note we don’t cover examples listed and this is meant to be fun (and true!).

 

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