To see the world is one of the  favorite dreams of teenagers. But it is very difficult to follow our dreams when we are still very young and don’t have a lot of money to travel. However, you can see that there are many teens from other countries travelling in Thailand. So how could they come here while they are still young? There is a way to travel abroad with a small budget. It is called “Backpacking”. Being a backpacker is easy, but you need a dream and bravery to start your adventure. There are a few steps to help you prepare your trip.

The first step is setting your budget. The cost is determined by the length of your trip and where you want to visit. For example, if you plan to see Europe for two months, you should have at least 100,000 baht as travelling money.

The second step is researching your destination . You need to find as much information as you can about the countries you will go to. This may include languages, interesting places, transportations, hotels, and culture. Then it will be easier for you to plan your trip effectively. You can visit only the nice places without wasting your time in the tourist traps.

After getting all of information you need, the next step is  getting the appropriate visa. This is the most complicated step. You need to prepare a million of documents and make sure that your documents are 100% completed because it will waste a lot of your money if your documents are incomplete. It will be easier if you have a mentor to help you prepare the documents and give you some suggestions.

The next step after you get the visa is the deatiled planning. At this step, you need to have all of information already. Then you have to create your schedule about the places and time. To save your time, you have to plan it very carefully then your trip will be wonderful.

The last step to be a backpacker is “Packing”. Before packing everything in your luggage, you need to make a list first of what is important and not important. For convenience along the trip, you should not have a lot of stuff because it will be heavy and lowers your steps.

So, you can see that being a backpacker is easy if you follow some simple steps, right? Let’s challenge your teenage years by just starting to  dream and walk out to see the world. The unbelievably beautiful places are waiting for you. I will stop writing now and see you at the destination: Carpe diem!

Brian & JLo


Edited by Manow

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  1. Nice writing and great picture: I love those smiles! By the way, who was your peer editor? Please list their name.

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