A Flashpacker is someone who travels the world and takes advantage of the many opportunities globalization provides for the modern traveler, while always trying to keep an eye on the opportunities that lay beyond globalization’s grasp. A Flashpacker is a backpacker who grew up and got a job, but isn’t a slave to location or schedules.
Usually a Flashpacker will have made his or her own job. A Flashpacker would rather be mobile and comfortable than wealthy and chained to one place and one routine. A Flashpacker finds spontaneous travel opportunities and has the means to take advantage of them. Is a Flashpacker rich? Probably not. But you don’t have to be rich to travel the world comfortably.
That’s a Flashpacker: a backpacker with a grown up budget.