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31. Posted by kanewai (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hmmmm. What kind of backpacker are you? At 44 I still travel solo, ride the chicken buses into remote towns, and stay in budget locally run guesthouse. You'll never be too old for that.

I've totally outgrown travelling any backpacker trail from LP ghetto to LP ghetto, measuring progress in miles and countries covered, the full-moon parties, the hanging out with other backpackers more than locals, etc. That's fun, once! Everyone should experience the travelling party. But I hope that everyone eventually grows out of that too.

32. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 6y

I'm 32 this year and I have just quit my well-paying-soul-sucking job to travel to NZ at the end of this month and then onwards to Europe.

If you're concerned about having problems "blending-in" with the younger backpacker crowd or want to avoid this altogether, then it might be a good idea to research a little on the hostels.

You only live once and if you still have the wanderlust, don't let anything stop you cos arthritis/rheumatism will eventually get you!

CARPE DIEM!

33. Posted by Rambler333 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

As an older traveller I have never found a problem of fitting in. Yes you do get the Backpacker Pub crawllers, a very valid way to travel I must add, but also you come across the wanders. I have met and sustained great friendships with travellers I have met in differant countries from all over the world who are up to 10 to 25 years younger than I. A kindred soul is a kindred soul no matter what the age.

34. Posted by PeteSkiBea (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

I would just say go for it ...

I have done it so much in my life, I recently packed my life in London and moved to Madrid for a change of scenery !!!
:):):):):):):)

35. Posted by evala (Inactive 2 posts) 6y

Quoting jaykay1975

I love the backpacker scene and now i want to do Australia for like 2 months. But here i go. I am 35 years old but can still party as if i am only 34!.. Is this too old? I know you are never too old but i don't want to feel like someones grandfather as i travel in Australia. Are there more backpackers my age??

Oh my god, is 35 too old? Since when? We are never too old !! Well maybe we are when our bodies are significantly weakened or when we are depressed, otherwise there is no age limit for anything really, certainly not for travelling. I travelled so much and I saw all types on the way: young people as well as old people- cool people whom were happened to be born many years ago yet still are healthy and young in mind!! I believe the answer you are looking for is hidden right in the question. Of course you are not too old, and you should truly go unless you prefer to get old... :) Here is some information you might find useful: <snip>
Enjoy your journey to Australia and make the time of your life ;)

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

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37. Posted by taborgirl (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

i'm not a big backpacker girl myself, but im 37 and still loving life...go for it. you're never
too old for a cocktail.

38. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 6y

Quoting jaykay1975

I love the backpacker scene and now i want to do Australia for like 2 months. But here i go. I am 35 years old but can still party as if i am only 34!.. Is this too old? I know you are never too old but i don't want to feel like someones grandfather as i travel in Australia. Are there more backpackers my age??

if you wanna explore somewhere and have theenergy to o that you should stop worrying about how you will be perceived by others. you will see lots of people younger than you and some older thna you. plus I am30 and almost backpacked usa last summer ( some parts ofcourse).

39. Posted by flying kiw (Budding Member 15 posts) 6y

our trips get a real mixture of ages and with many adventure companies its what makes the experience so special. The main thing is a great attitude and a keeness to listen to and enjoy the company of others - i would wholey recommend going for it and am sure you will have the exprience of a lifetime and add to the experience of others too :)

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