7. Be flexible
It’s a good idea to not have your plans set in stone when you go out on a backpacking adventure. You will meet people on the way, and sometimes they’re going somewhere the following day, asking you to come along. Some days you will just wake up and feel you’ve had enough of a place, then it’s good to just be able to hop on the next train out of town.
Being flexible also means you might have to switch up your means of transportation as well as accommodation. One night you might be staying in a hotel, or a single room in a hostel, the next you might be bunking in a dorm. Take it as it comes, lock up your most valuable things and don’t be afraid to wing it!