I like it! I am 27 years old and plan on starting in Ireland, then down through the UK, England, amsterdam, Germany, Paris, France, Switzerland, Italy and then Greece. If you are traveling anywhere near there we should meet up. I plan on leaving end of June through mid July. I have never backpacked before either, so this should be an awesome experience. I just plan on soaking up every moment spent there. I will be hosteling it all the way and overnight training it as well. Let me know. Where are u in the US?