Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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In the video, these young adventure seekers were described as "European backpackers", who most likely chose to travel this way due to their tight budgets and desire to see the world. "Rootless, callow youth . . . panhandling booze money" may apply to some, but I think that's a gross generalization.
When we did this during college, instead of traveling first class and staying in 4-star hotels, we slept in hostels, traveled with rail passes and through group charters - all the while living out of our packs. Similarly as well, to how my daughter and her fiancee traveled during their extended European adventures together.
It's unfortunate their vacation ended this way - although the video link did show them being escorted to a 5-star resort after their rescue, without their packs, but luxurious - just the same.
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