Many high school and college grads dream about celebrating that special day with a rite of passage backpacking trip through Europe. I mean that's what you see on TV shows (I'm talking about Gilmore Girls). It's an exciting dream to be young and carefree with a backpack. Sorry to spoil that dream, but backpacking isn't as glamorous as what you see on Instagram. Our backpacking trip through the U.K. taught us some valuable lessons on how not to break our backs or our spirits.
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