11 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR FIRST BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

Summer is almost here. Everybody, even introverts, adore the warm sun against the skin and the prospects of time-off from work. One of these days, your friends will be tagging you on Facebook: 101 Places To Go This Summer. You’ll get excited, until your BFF suggested backpacking. You’ve never done backpacking before. The prospects of putting up a tent, sleeping in the open, and slathering your body with insect repellant lotion have never appealed to you. Island hopping, sure. Backpacking? It’s just too “wild” for your taste.

Vacationing, especially near the water, resets the mood and promotes compassion, according to psychologist and book author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Backpacking, with its inconvenient spontaneity, may just double the benefits of traveling. Here’s a beginner backpacker guide for you.

SNEAKY BEACH MUST-HAVES YOU'LL NEVER THINK OF

And just like that, we’re counting down the days to summer. In a few months, you will be hunting for the best beach resort and cramming for that beach-ready body.

If you are a backpacker, this is an exciting season for you. Summer is definitely a good excuse to discover places you’ve never been and experience adventures you’ve never tried. Apart from setting a budget for your next beach trip, you also have to make sure that you have everything you need to make your summer more enjoyable.

While backpackers have the reputation for being beach-ready, there could still be a few things you could be missing out on. Sure, backpackers know exactly what to pack and how to pack. But there are some backpacker secrets that will surely come in handy for your next beach trip.

We’re talking about beach hacks that you never really thought of. These involve ordinary items lying around the house that can actually make your adventure at the beach truly hassle-free.

GET TOGETHER WITH THE TEAM: YOUR COMPANY OUTING AT ALTA VISTA DE BORACAY

Most of the time, the brightest ideas come at the most unlikely places and circumstances. Now, think about your team in the office. What has come out of your formal meetings? To meet again, perhaps? Maybe it is time to take things outside. Being chained to a desk or holed up in a room could feel very limiting, even intimidating, as if the normal flow of ideas are not encouraged. So the next time you want to brainstorm, plan a campaign or have a casual outing, do it in a place where you can all get to relax and still be productive.

BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY TRICKS THAT WILL BRING OUT THAT BORACAY MAGIC

That jump shot sure looks fun and that hair flip is gorgeous. We invest so much time, effort, and filters to perfect these shots whenever we hit the beach. While such beach photography can capture the best memories, they are also becoming a bit repetitive. “Let’s do a group jump shot by the shore!” Oh, how original.

10 PACKING HACKS THAT WILL LET YOU FOCUS ON VACATIONING

Mastering space-saving packing hacks is a skill worth learning for Boracay backpackers. Spending most of your time outdoors for the duration of your vacation means that you need to prioritize the items you’d be carrying. Fortunately, a Boracay itinerary is typically “no frills”—with a couple of light outfits, a pair of sunglasses, and sunscreen, you’re good to go!