The world has become a smaller place. There are no more spots left on the map to be discovered, and all destinations are within reach. Despite this you might not necessarily be able to go on the exact backpacking trip you had imagined – especially if you’re travelling on a budget! Some journeys can be extremely expensive and/or involve a lot of stopovers, even though the physical distance is quite short. Due to the political situation it can be impossible to travel even short distances if you are crossing certain borders or areas.