The definition of a backpacker has evolved as travellers from different cultures and regions participate.
A 2007 paper said "backpackers constituted a heterogeneous group with respect to the diversity of rationales and meanings attached to their travel experiences.
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These cater to a specific group of people, for instance Muslims (Muslima), gays (Grindr), men interested in ladyboys (My Lady Boy Date), swingers (Adult Friend Finder), sugar daddies and sugar babies (Seeking Arrangement.com), etc.They also displayed a common commitment to a non-institutionalised form of travel, which was central to their self-identification as backpackers." Visa laws in many countries such as Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom enable backpackers with restricted visas to work and support themselves while they are in those countries.While people have travelled for hundreds of years with their possessions on their backs, the modern concept of backpacking can be traced, at least partially, to the Hippie trail of the 1960s and '70s, with popular Thai islands and several previously sleepy towns in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos being transformed by the influx of travellers.Travel with people who are familiar with the city from the inside.They will show you the most interesting places and the best beaches of the city.