In Defence of Backpackers
Henry Wismayer

Hey Henry. Did you encounter these sentiments outside of the US as well (with the exception of locals who had just been exposed to dumb tourists)? Because over here in Europe I don’t think I have ever heard anybody say anything bad about backpacking. On the contrary those who don’t do it or feel the need to travel extensively almost apologize for it, like they missed out on a crucial part of education. Any thoughts on that?