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Backpacker Magazine – March 2009
Don't suffer through a poorly planned trip: Use our tips to choose a destination and create a to-do list to begin your adventure.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to fly.
Choose Your Adventure
The best use of your precious vacation time? Depends on what you want most.
Go with New Zealand, southern Chile, the Canadian Rockies, or anywhere above the Arctic Circle.
Light pack, great food
Take a hut-to-hut trek in Europe, where you often need to carry only clothes and snacks.
Climb into the high, rugged terrain of the Himalayas or Andes.
Share the trails with indigenous communities in Peru and Nepal.
Lonely Planet's Thorntree forum (check the "Walking, Trekking & Mountaineering" thread)
Rough Guides' Travel Talk forum