Complete List of Things I Hate About Backpacking

1. Aussie Guys
2. No Toilet Paper
3. Where are the Hot Girls?
4. Nobody Gives a S***
5. Available Multinationals
6. Getting Pickpocketed
7. Pretending to be “Into Photography”
8. The Lonely Planet
9. Lost (unsaved) e-mails
10. Anti-Americanism
11. Sightseeing
12. Tattoos About the Place
13. Vegetarians
14. White sunglasses
15. Dormitories
16. iPod Thieves
17. Long Distance Relationships (LDRs)
18. Playing Guitar
19. Coming Home with a Lame Accent
20. Getting “wubes”
21. Female Backpacker Type A
22. Scooter accidents
23. National Holidays Abroad
24. Bargaining
25. Crazy Israeli Guys
26. The Light Skin Paradox
27. One-uppers
28. Rich kids pretending to be poor
29. The Local Hustler
30. Female Backpacker Type B
31. Traveler’s Diarrhea
32. Poorly Bootlegged/Pirated Movies
33. The Need to Masturbate
34. ‘Departures’
35. Budget Airlines
36. Sewing on a flag from every country
37. Passport/Visa Stress
38. Teaching English Overseas
39. Lost in Translation
40. Beach Games
41. Not knowing a thing about soccer

42. Facebook

43. Reading the book about the place
44. Finishing school/Quitting your job
45. Bedbugs

46. Rolling Solo
47. Missing Sports
48. Party Hostels… with your parents
49. Photos with Local Children
50. Reverse Culture Shock

Backpacking in the News:

May 16, 2015: Google CFO Quits Job to Go Backpacking
Oct. 17, 2013: ‘The Faces of Travel’
Jan. 7, 2013: Flocations Is A Travel Booking Site That Helps You See Beyond Your Budget
July 2, 2012:  Hip-hopper wants to ditch first class and rough it for a bit…
Dec. 10, 2011: Lonely Planet Launches iPhone App for Soliciting Friends’ Reviews in Real-Time
Sept. 24, 2011: Croatian cliff casualties mount as Aussies dive into danger
Aug. 17, 2011: Can you ever be too old for backpacking?
April 14, 2011: Residents of Berlin’s hippest district lash out at backpacker influx
Dec. 21, 2010: Backpackers trek the globe with tech toys
Nov. 2, 2010: 12 months, countless countries, one bag
May 21, 2010: What not to bring backpacking: 10 things to leave at home
Apr. 5, 2010: Have a Happy Meal in a Pagoda: McDonalds Invades Scenic China
Mar. 31, 2010: What Type of Backpacker Are You?
Mar. 22, 2010: 10 Stereotypical Backpacker Nationalities
Feb. 21, 2010: Acoustic Guitar reviews six travel-friendly six-strings (with video)
Feb. 7, 2010: Lonely Planet: Country Guides on the iPhone? Not Just Yet.
Feb. 7, 2010: Former Vegan Becomes ‘Ethical Omnivore’
Feb. 7, 2010: Sienna Miller Intends to Backpack and Stay in Hostels, Not Expensive Hotels
Dec. 19, 2009: Jailed British backpackers acquitted of ‘fraud’ conviction
Dec. 15, 2009: 10 Things Backpackers Do But Don’t Often Talk About
Dec. 12, 2009: Parents’ plea to Miliband over jailed backpacker
Oct. 6, 2009: One in eight young backpackers has been a victim of theft
Sept. 16, 2009: One in ten backpackers ‘have had STI’
Aug. 30, 2009: Thailand is deadliest holiday destination for Britons
Aug. 25, 2009: British backpackers in false robbery claim appeal conviction
Aug. 21, 2009: British backpackers could spend months performing community service in Brazil
Aug. 19, 2009: British backpackers plead guilty to insurance fraud in Brazil
May 22, 2009: Southeast Asia Through Southeast Asian Eyes

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