This is the style of travel long term, slow, when you take several months or years to make your way around the world, staying in each location for long enough to really soak up the culture.
Long term travelers are often budget backpackers, trying to make their travel fund stretch for as long as possible by staying in hostels and looking for cheap food and attractions. Rather than other short term types of travel, long term
travel often becomes more of a lifestyle choice.
Sometimes these types of travel experiences are funded by savings, or sometimes long term travel can be funded by working on the road.
This is when you travel to a destination specifically to attend an event, . It might also include attending a music festival or following your favorite band around on tour.
One of the main advantages to these types of travel experiences is that you will be visiting alongside thousands of people who share the same interest as you.
When I think of backpacking, I tend to think of Europe or Australia, but really you can do it anywhere. Backpacking is really a form of budget travel (as opposed to luxury travel, which I suppose I should also somehow work into my classification
system.) Backpacking is also generally a longer-term type of travel than the typical vacation.
Many backpackers are younger, but that’s not always true. They carry what they need with them, and usually travel from place to place as cheaply as possible, sometimes booking overnight trains to save money on accommodations, or staying
In many places backpacking is a rite of passage. Sometimes recent college grads will spend their last summer traveling this way before entering “the real world.” In some countries they have what is called a “Gap Year” where young people
travel the world for a year, often before entering college.
These trips take place in a big city. Decbe Chicago, New York, D.C., London, or Paris. Or maybe slightly smaller cities, like St. Louis, Houston, or Springfield (any of them). But the main point of these trips is usually to do some sightseeing.
Decbe hit up a few museums, or do a boat or bus tour.
I think these trips are great because there are so many different cities out there, both throughout the U.S. and abroad, that have so many different cultures and unique things to offer.
City travel may be more fast-paced than some would like for a vacation, but the great thing about it is that there are always endless possibilities of things to do and see (and taste!)