Why should you go backpacking? Because it is the most fun you'll ever have. I spent last summer traveling around Europe with my cousin for six weeks and it was great. We went to eight different countries with nothing but the bags on our backs. We met tons of people in the hostels we stayed in and we got to see a lot of the major sites in Europe.
I'm doing this Web site to encourage anyone who may be thinking about backpacking to do it. The easiest thing to do is buy a Eurail pass, which lets you hop on almost any train in Europe. You can buy the pass for different lenghts of time. I suggest you get the longest you can afford!
Above all, make sure you have fun. It will be a trip you'll never forget! Check out my recommendations and tips on the following subjects: