For years, backpacking has been the model for experiencing transformative travel.
These travellers have enjoyed authentic one-dollar street cuisines,
found the peaceful isolation of remote valleys, and made connections with fellow trekkers over dinner.
In their pursuit of the genuine travel experience,
they’ve often opted for the 10-hour crowded bus ride to avoid the airfare,
chosen to slog through the downpour to escape the pricey taxi, and picked the noisy hostel dorm room to save on accommodation.
Backpackers take pride in the sacrifices they make to travel as often and for as long as possible,
however this is not ideal for everyone, and is not enjoyable for most.