Tip number 1
Get a good backpack it needs to be practical, light and most importantly comfortable. An uncomfortable backpack equals an uncomfortable trip.
my pack is a osprey farpoint idea for being able to access all your items as it unzips all the way around and bonus points the day pack comes attached to it so you can remove very easily when you need leave you big pack behind.
Tip number 2
Don’t take everything
You are backpacking so what you take it’s going every where with you sounds silly but people take way to much stuff than necessary.
Tip number 3
Use travel shops to get free maps and information they don’t know your not buying anything and most people are happy to help I’ve been and visited some great places off a free map.
Hire a scooter and your off !