Backwoods Adventures is excited to offer our Instagram followers a chance to win a FREE spot on our upcoming Grand Canyon Backpacking trip! Simply like ❤️ this photo, tag 3 friends👇, and post your own outdoor adventure picture with #backwoodspromoGCB in the caption to be entered! Deadline for entry is April 30. We will select the winner at random, and we will announce the winner on May 4. Winner will have the choice of going November 1-4 or 5-8, 2018. We look forward to seeing all of your posts! Good luck!
*NEW POST* In Defense of Vietnam: How to Avoid Backpacker Entitlement
Some major travel bloggers have written some pretty negative "reviews" of Vietnam. But maybe they were being unfair, at best, and ethnocentric, at worst. In this guest essay, Corinne of @bonjourchocolat_ talks about some insights she realized while traveling through Vietnam and how to avoid seeing the country in an unfair negative light. She writes, "I spent five weeks backpacking Vietnam and, well, it was honestly a challenging trip. I encountered scams, pushy touts, overcharging, fake tickets, being laughed at while being ripped off and also having my skin and hair touched by strangers. All of these things were frustrating, but in hindsight, I learned a lot about how to handle myself and how to take things less personally as a traveler. I reflected on how my own behavior and assumptions as a westerner backpacking Vietnam may have influenced my experience..."
To read on, click on the link in our bio and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
1 am treks up a volcano in Indonesia in the summer. Turns out is pretty cold that early and I was the only one without a coat 👌🏽. Arrived in the dark and watched the sunrise over the sulphur lake volcano. My FAVOURITE sunrise to date, will be hard to beat! #Ijen , #Indonesia 🇮🇩