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Practice of traveling or hiking while carrying all of one's belongings inside a backpack. While the type of backpack (size, internal or external frame, top-loading or side-loading), or even the use of a backpack itself, is not essential or necessary, the idea of backpacking is always closely related to that of low-cost, independent travel and, most of the time, to sustainable practices in tourism like ride-sharing or other environmentally-friendly services and products. Backpacking is an economical form of travel that usually involves an easy-to-carry backpack, using public transportation, and staying in inexpensive lodgings such as youth hostels or other hospitality exchange services.

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