THE THREE TYPES OF ROUND THE WORLD INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS, DEFINED
Long term round the world travel to see, touch, taste, hear, live and experience new places and cultures. That is the essence of a vagabond, backpacker and flashpacker. Despite the common purpose, there are distinct differences.
BACKPACKERS / Typically travelling for a month to a year in a single continent or all around the world on a limited budget and finite amount of time. Often younger on their “gap year”.
FLASHPACKERS / Similar to backpackers but with a higher budget and or travels with a fair amount of electronics / gadgets. Often older than typical backpackers and has previous long term travel experience.
VAGABONDS / A perpetual traveler seeking to explore as much of the world as possible. A truly dedicated explorer. Has set no time limit or fixed itinerary. Travel is their life, purpose, love and often career.