We are five months into being jobless, five months into leaving our surfboards and apartment behind in New York City, and five months into backpacking around the world. I figured soon after setting out that I would feel irresponsible for ending a consistent job or stressed about what's next. But that hasn't been the case.
It's always been an interesting and well-debated question among budget travellers and everyone has their own opinion: "Do I need a sleeping bag for my trip?" To answer this, we probably need to look at the most important word in the question: "need." In other words, is it an essential part of your travel kit?