Are you on my team?

This is my first blog ever, so please be nice to me…

Ok, lets start, what is poshpacker team, the main reason I create this blog is to get to know you guys, who have the same interest with me, travelling. And share my experience to be wandered around in different cities around the world. FYI  I have finished my 10th country this year.

Back to the topic, what is poshpacker? top definition source say,” A luxury traveler who loves wild amazing adventures but can still carry a back pack.” In my case I’m far from luxury aka the jet-setter traveler. I might still carry a backpack but with extra cabin bag, for sure. “Is a little refined but not too exclusive that they can’t enjoy some crazy local customs and tacky but awesome experiences.” That’s why called “packer” after “posh”, I guess. “Likes a clean bathroom and despises the thought of bed bugs.” who doesn’t? “Happy to pay for an upgrade, something a true blue backpacker would never do!” I will gives you trick and tips for get free upgrades or even a great deals on 4-5 stars hotels in the next post.

From the other source, The Sydney Morning Herald,” Poshpackers are just like your everyday backpacker, except they like things a little more comfortable, a little cleaner, a little easier to handle. Poshpackers would rather fly than catch a bus, would take the odd hotel to break up the run of hostels, would eat at a restaurant rather than the night markets, and would drink with the locals at night, then wake up between fresh sheets with a chocolate on their pillow. Poshpackers are usually in their late 20s to late 30s, with no kids and more disposable income than they know what to do with.” This is now sounds a bit snob rite? Now, my defense, its true we like to fly better than catch a bus, because we might have job when we return home, and maybe we dont have a lot of days to spent for holiday. So time is everything. the other part that we like to have hotel than a hostel, mainly because I like more privacy and I do like restaurants better, and for that “kids” stuff it’s true that I dont have one.

The downside to be poshpacker? we dont have many friends along the way, as you staying in a hostel with bunk bed. Anyway being a poshpacker or backpacker is only matter of perception, what comes first on your budget list. A nice Hotels, or cheap airlines ticket, or maybe a pampered day spa, its your choice. its your money to spent.Who am I to judge?

So you know what poshpacker is…are you on my team? just comment bellow what is your style when do travelling.

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. I live on the road, but without room service or spas. You see a different place depending on how much you spend. I like the raw side of things, but a bathtub on the balcony sounds tremendous.

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Thank you for the comment, nice to meet u…

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  2. Wow that is really good room service . Like it

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Indeed. Thank you sir…

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  3. Len Kagami says:

    Based on this definition, I guess I am a posh backer as well 🙂 I think travelling is buying experience and it is justified to spend a little bit more to acquire those experience. For me, travelling is not about how to minimise your budget but to maximise your experience and the value of money you spent. Very nice post, Max! And I am keen to read more in the future 😉

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Welcome to the club Len. Thank you…

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  4. Reblogged this on Seeking Sakinah and commented:
    I never knew what a poshpacker was until I read this! I’m a borderline poshpacker but also a true bluebackpacker. It depends lol. Very cool blog by the way MAXYMILANO!

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Thank you for dropping by…

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  5. Julie Laing says:

    Thanks for the blog visit! I love your poshpacker description. I’ve always been more of the standard backpacker level of traveler, but as I get older I’ve decided some things are worth the upgrade–like I’ve slept in my last 8-person dorm room and will be “splurging” for the private room in a hostel next time. I still highly advise everyone to keep their belongings to one carry-on bag: being light and mobile makes it easier to get yourself into once-in-a-lifetime experiences and out of potentially dangerous situations. I also recommend that even poshpackers consider buses and trains when time allows: you see so much more from their windows, and the time of the journey helps you acclimate to the country and culture your passing through. Happy travels!

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Upgrade view things on your journey, double the excitement… Happy travels too…

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  6. I am the opposite of a poshpacker lol. I’m a broke boy so I have to go a bit more primitive. However I fully believe the spirit of travel is the same no matter if you stay in hotels or in a tarp tent. Good luck to you, and safe travels!

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Thank you for your comment, the essence of traveling is all the same, about the journey. Do what makes you happy..

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  7. Hi Max! Thanks for stopping by! Saya understand bahasa indonesia sikit – afterall I’m from Malaysia – your neighbouring country! Btw, love your blog – keep more post coming.

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Hi neighbor, nice to meet u, I visited ur country a lot…
      Anyway thank you for dropping by…

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  8. I guess you could call me a backposhpacker, depending on place and budget? 😀 I will definitely be following your adventures!

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Thank you for reading, It is true, the experienced of every place is different. Just stay true to who you are, I’m not try to put a label and welcome to my blog.

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  9. Elly says:

    Baru baca tentang ABOUT, ternyata kamu tinggal en kerja di Jakarta. Hope you speak Bahasa, kalau enggak, plis lemme know! 😉

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Yess, I speak bahasa too.. Cuma lagi latian nulis inggris aja… hehe, anyway thank you for reading, nice to knwo u…

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  10. Elly says:

    hi Max, thank you for stopping by. I am sure you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia, but it’s nice to see you there and leave your thumb behind;-) I am definitely on your team “poshpacker”!

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  11. Varan says:

    yep I’m on your team

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    1. maxymilano says:

      cool… welcome aboard…

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  12. Great post! Definitely not a bad way to travel!

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    1. maxymilano says:

      yes, u maybe visit ur destination only once in a lifetime, make it memorable.
      Thank you for dropping by…

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  13. Good luck on your travelling blogging journey! Love the pictures you have shared 😊😊

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Thank you for the encouragement , I am still learning…

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  14. Lan says:

    Hi poshpecker @maxmilano
    Happy to found yr blog, welcome to blogging world, will sure to follow yr blog then yr instagram soon, cheers, Lan

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    1. maxymilano says:

      Hi Lan, thank u for drop by… can I contact u privately, i hv so much things to learn from you… hope we can be friends.

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      1. Lan says:

        Hi max, you can find my contact in the CONTACT US in the blog menu

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      2. Lan says:

        Yes you may via whatsapp even better, the number is updated in the contact us already, the 016 is no longer working

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      3. maxymilano says:

        Ok, I try it… thanx

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