Whether you are planning a full on gap year, a short backpacking trip, a weekend city break or a long term travel adventure with no end, this is the place to start.
Anyone can travel the world cheaply, easily and independently, but taking that step from dreaming about a gap year or round the world trip to actually planning it can be difficult at first. There is just so much information to try and take in and use. Where do you start? How do you even go about starting to plan? How do you sort out the logistics? Well this section is here to help you sort through the maze of information and logistical problems and help you plan your independent backpacking trip, no matter what you want to do.
To make the planning process as quick and easy as possible, there are specific sections devoted to different aspects of planning and researching your trip. So whether you are completely lost and need to get your head around the basics, want to get a handle on your budget or have a ton of travel health questions, there is a section for you. Start at the beginning and work your way through or skip to the parts you need the most. Simply click on each section to read more.