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- n. Plural form of flashpacker.
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And although we are backpacking, we've found a better word to describe us: flashpackers.
Travelers and flashpackers went crazy over the new Kindle 2 when it was released earlier this year (including who took a Kindle on his 4-month trip).
Hostel common rooms are no longer places of social interaction, rather rooms where flashpackers can use free WIFI on their laptops to keep in touch with everyone via Facebook.
Note that I could travel with a tiny 15″ laptop like most of my fellow “flashpackers”, but I opt for the powerful (and somewhat bulky) 17″ Dell XPS M1739 with 1900×1200 pixel screen, nicknamed the “Beast”, since it’s more of a portable desktop that will stay in the same place for 2 months at a time (my normal resting time) rather than a coffee-shop bound true laptop.
a hostel website geared for "flashpackers," upscale backpackers.