How to Backpack Like You Mean It

I’ve discovered these 10 uncommon tips by trial and error over the years (mostly error), so I hope I can bestow upon you some hard-earned wisdom before you have to learn the hard way. Get out there and enjoy. Remember, backpacking is FUN, so do yourself a favor and keep it that way.

Journey into the Accursed Mountains – Kosovo

Accursed Mountains

An ill-fated solo hiking trip in the Albanian Alps, documented by selfies Writing and photography by Jesse Weber After five weeks of moving between metropolitan centers of Europe, I was seeking a change of scenery and a new adventure. A friend suggested that we take on the Peaks of the Balkans, a multinational hiking trail that traverses the mountainous border regions of Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania. My friend ended up…