This section features all the basic information you need to start planning your own gap year or backpacking adventure. It is full of articles broken up into distinct, easy to manage sections so you can plan your backpacking trip and travel like a pro from day one!
This is the place to start for planning all your gap year and backpacking trips.
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?
Don’t worry. It is normal to feel a little overwhelmed. That is why this section is here to help you sort through the maze of information and logistical problems and help you plan your independent backpacking trip.
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.