Although I'm no longer under 35, I never had the desire to go backpacking, anywhere. Traveling through foreign countries I enjoy but I would rather stay home than stay in hostels, walk great lengths, take buses everywhere, etc. Ick...
I would have said under 30 but that doesn't apply to me anymore
I hear stories about people going to some foreign countries and getting mugged repeatedly, or feeling that their life was in danger, or getting cheated out of money, having to pay bribes, getting some violent diarrheal or catarrhic illness, getting stuck in huge crowds of people...To me that's not a vacation. To each his/her own, I guess.
I think not liking backpacking in a foreign country is as a telltale sign of old age as any I'm hoping to plan a backpacking trip myself in that glorious strech of irresponsibility.
It's not old age, it's simply maturity.
Of course, ten years ago I still wouldn't have wanted to go backpacking, but that's beside the point.
I just got my trip to europe! April to May, backpacking.
Long time no vacation for me. 11 days of work left too till I'm done
I wouldn't do it for 1 million. Cool for those who love it though, I guess. It really doesn't take much to entertain me, and I enjoy leading an uneventful life, as boring as it may sound.What is the whole attraction with backpacking anyway? I feel like I'm the only person under 35 who has no desire to go backpacking through a foreign country. I realize it's a nice cheap way to travel and everything, but to me that wouldn't really be a vacation.
For me, between end of school and residency I had to move and uproot my life. that's probably what most people do.