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Five of the Best Backpacking Destinations in the United States of America

Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:07
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Does a backpacking trip need to be an expensive one, around a major tourist attraction or destination? NO it does not have to be that way; you don’t have to follow the herd where it goes. The road less travelled has more of its magical touches and giving than the ones overcrowded. There are plenty of surprises in store and you get to know your inner self better when the of-beat challenges happen. No enormous expectations, but plenty of the biggest surprises that you can talk about for life or instagram them and save for others to be envious about. With this in mind, here are five amazing off-beat backpacking destinations across the US, which we think you should try out at least once in your life, if not this year.

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville is the heart of Virginia and is a small American city with its own offerings for backpackers and tourists alike; some of which you may have never heard about too. The state is known to be dotted with wineries, some of them being world class in their own rights and the countryside is heavenly- for the visuals and the mind. Did you know, Virginia is where three of the US presidents in the past hailed from? Monroe, Jefferson and Madison! Check out the famous Thomas Jefferson’s plantation house in Monticello, the very well-known University of Virginia which was designed entirely by Jefferson and now is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway too is a must visit and if you have the time, you have to pay a visit to the famous Shenandoah National Park, Virginia is famous for.

New Orleans, Louisiana

What would you find in New Orleans, Louisiana- culture and food to begin with and of course, the best of nightlife New Orleans is known for. Also known as the BIG EASY, New Orleans, Louisiana is a historic city that is a bustling one for sure, but the banks of the famous Mississippi river calms the soul of its inhabitants. The banks are where the party scene happen all year round and around the clock, and to explore the gorgeous colonial architecture; get inside the once notorious French Quarter and the equally once wild Bourbon Street. The biggest attraction here would be the famous Mardi Gras, held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Denali National Park, Alaska

Those who live to experience the frontier sagas and life, Denali National Park, Alaska is the place to visit and backpack. The famous Denali National Park, welcomes you to a large expanse of the tundras. While backpacking here, you would watch the glaciers roll by, hustle around in the dense foliage of the spruce forests and climb mountains such as the famous Denali too- highest in North America. The wildlife here is astounding, and excursions around this place are one of a kind. Wolves, grizzly bears, the big moose and the caribou are frequently seen here, especially during the summers when the spectacular landscapes and pleasant climes beckon everyone out of their nest and slumber! And you also get to rock climb, hike, camp and cycle around Denali National Park, Alaska too!

St. Augustine, Florida

One of the oldest European cities in the whole of USA, you need to visit St. Augustine, Florida at least once in your life. St. Augustine, Florida is at the northeast coast of Florida, which has pleasant crispy sunshine and a beautiful coast to feast your senses on. The city was a Spaniard foundation for a very long time, which is why you should backpack to check out the colonial hangover of the Spanish folks here. Some of the attractions while you backpack in St. Augustine, Florida are the world class sandy beaches along the northeast side and the famous Castillo de San Marcos. St. Augustine, Florida is for the soul that looks for vibrancy in the new-age, sunshine and culture, history and a relatively bohemian atmosphere all year round.

Las Vegas, NV: Hidden Forest Cabin


Come to Las Vegas, and when you are here and backpacking, Las Vegas, NV: Hidden Forest Cabin is the place to feast your vacationing senses at. Firstly, you will get enough time to get intimate with nature here as some of the most popular hotels in Las Vegas that can be found around the area of Clark County, Nevada where Hidden Forest Cabin is located. Far from the hustle and bustle of the partying folks and the noise, Las Vegas, NV: Hidden Forest Cabin is located amongst the rockiest of spires and pines- the ponderosa pines especially. This hike is a one day affair or a one night stand for the vagabond at heart. Registered as a national historic place in the famous ‘National Register of Historic Places in 1975’, the Las Vegas, NV: Hidden Forest Cabin was built by outlaws and hunters in the late1800s and taken over in 1900s by bootleggers! Camp, hike and move around, Las Vegas, NV: Hidden Forest Cabin is a treat!

So where are you going off to this time!

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