If you are more adventurous and ready for a trip that will demand more action from you, if you head somewhere with your backpack on, there are few thing you should know and do before and while doing it. Backpacking is one of the cheapest forms of tourism, combined with hitchhiking you can go visit the destination of your dreams on a really low budget. Once you have acquired a proper backpack and all the clothes and accessories that you will need you should head to the local insurance company and get insurance, be sure that the insurance covers your valuables and money.
Before you start your journey you should check the situation of the country you are visiting, check the political and economic situation, with so many tourist web sites and blogs you can also check the most popular tourist attractions and make a list to visit. Check the weather also, and know the time zone. When aiming for lower expenses it is your goal to find lower priced ticket, you can book your flight earlier so the price will be lower. Finding and booking hostels, hotels or other way of accommodation might also be a cheaper option. Although booking is good, there is also possibility to find cheaper accommodation once you have arrived. If you can find a camping zone it is also a very good and cheap option, especially if you are not staying for a longer period.
Once you have arrived and started roaming, you should be aware that in some countries crime occurs, so be sure not to roam alone at night, especially if you are in a bigger city, or in Africa or Latin America. There are many things to visit with you backpack on, just stay safe and enjoy your trip.