backpacker backpacker

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hiker who wears a backpack

Usage(s):

  1. The group also pinned up hand-written leaflets at nearby backpacker haunts, appealing for volunteers to clean up the island.
  2. Once a dusty colonial relic, the restored Settha Palace Hotel is one of the swankier hideouts in Laos' backpacker paradise.
  3. One of owner Lucille Crooks's thrills came the day she witnessed a young American backpacker talking and smiling to his burger as he alternately beheld it and munched on it.

News

  1. Advice for hiking in the wilderness

    Advice for backpackers is easy to find. But anyone considering a solo trip needs more than just the usual tips about toughening feet and buying adequate gear.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Lebanon Daily News

  2. FAQ: Advice for women hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

    Advice for backpackers is easy to find. But a woman considering a solo trip (a la Cheryl Strayed's book 'Wild') needs more than just the usual tips about toughening feet and buying adequate gear. Here's an FAQ.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Inside Bay Area

Quotes

  1. "The way it was, only an 18-year-old backpacker could walk the 13 miles up the trail to see some of these historical sites," Kingston said. "This island is not paid for by some of the taxpayers for some of the people. I don't think John Q....
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Jack Kingston Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "From European backpacker to international footballer, a future captain of both club and country. I'm delighted to have secured him for the future because as I've said before, it's important to keep the crown jewels," Boothroyd told the club's...
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Adrian Boothroyd Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. "Many backpackers are environmentally conscious. Having recycling facilities in backpacker accommodation around the country will meet their expectations to do the right thing for the environment. I would like to congratulate the Youth Hostel...
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Trevor Mallard Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

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