Longing for the freedom of the road, and the simplicity of a life where you don’t need any more than what you can carry on your shoulders? Missing hostel camaraderie, and the company of other travellers who aren’t too fussed about where (or if!) they’re going to sleep tonight? Then it’s time for another backpacking adventure. Take a plunge into the unknown, and get to grips with local culture from the inside out, without the insulating bubble of luxury hotels to get in the way. Life’s best when you don’t plan it too rigorously: it’s those moments of spontaneity, sitting round a bonfire on the beach with a friendly new crowd, midnight skinny-dipping in a waterfall with your love-at-first-sight, that make for the holiday memories that last forever.