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Flashpacking at the Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool in Singapore /// VINJABONDThere are 3 specific types of world travel; vagabonding, backpacking and flashpacking. The latter is a defined variation.

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Flashpacking is travel backpacking, upgraded…

Just like vagabonding the objective of flashpacking is extensive travel for an extended period of time.

The base difference is how each method
of travel is performed :

Flashpackers
travel the world as a long holiday with a high budget.

-premium options; resorts, taxis, tours, leisure

Vagabonds
travel the world as a constant lifestyle, a permanent way of living.

-any option available suitable for the moment

Backpackers
travel the world as a long holiday with a tight budget.

-cheapest options; hostels, cooking, no luxuries

Flashpacking has the heart of traditional backpacking with the skin of luxury travel. While the comforts of flash packing makes travel easier and more convenient, it somewhat takes away from the adventurous side of what hardcore budget travel can offer.

But there’s nothing wrong with that as its just another form of travel and more importantly, flashpackers are often a product of a former backpacker life. Flashpacking is backpacking… evolved.

Alternate Flashpacking Definition :

*A backpacker or world traveler carrying a high number of gadgets and technology as part of their gear; cameras, mobile devices, laptops, tablets etc. Usually as a way to work while on the road.

The “flash” in flashpacking is for being “flashy” while traveling with high-end gear + apparel and or staying at “flashy” accommodations + transportation and finally to move with “flash” – quickly from place to place.


Flashpacking is travel backpacking, upgraded…

[The featured photo was taken while I was flashpacking
at the Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool in Singapore.]

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8 COMMENTS ///

  1. ellerizer

    I think even if with money, I would prefer backpacking than flashpacking for the hostels, local food and buses – to really experience a country as suppose to staying at hotels and resorts. But….. a nice hotel and a fancy restaurant is nice once in a while to.


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