Wikipedia says…., but I think there’s a wide spectrum of ‘backpackers’ around the globe with different reasons why they strap on a pack when they travel. For me, it’s about the independence from things; the adventure of an open itinerary; the flexibility to stay where I am, wherever that might be that day. I’ll be adding to this list regularly, and hope to add this piece to my "About" page.
Why do you backpack? (Slap your feedback in the comments below).