As some of you may know I will be backpacking the world starting in November. Now that there is only 3 months away it has kind of hit me that my friend and I don't have much planned. I bought my pack yesterday, but there's still so much to do it's overwhelming! Just wanted to see if there's anyone here on BHW that has backpacked before and if they have any major tips for someone who has never done it before. Here is a very rough agenda of where we are going: November 2013 - New Zealand - Skydiving, glacier hike, glow worm caves December 2013 - SEAsia January 2014 - SEAsia February 2014 - SEAsia March 2014 - SEAsia/India/Nepal April 2014 - Africa May 2014 - Africa June 2014 - South America - Brazil - World Cup! July 2014 - South America August 2014 - South America September 2014 - Caribbean October 2014 - Mexico November 2014 - Vegas - BHW Conference! If anyone wants to meet up at some point let me know! P.S. This trip is entirely funded by IM earnings! I don't have the amount of money I need to make it through the entire trip. I'm going to have enough saved for a return ticket home if needed, but hopefully that isn't the case. Depending on how much I have by the time we leave will judge how much I have to budget.