hey risen, DO IT!!!!!!!!
i am going to sail the world real soon, maybe we can meet up sometime! backpacking+sailing. water and land.... haha.
you should totally do it though.. you can make backpacking happen if you want it... it can be REALLY cheap and do-able if you WANT IT, if you take some shots and can take some hardness to make it happen, then it is EASILY in your grasp!!++
GO FOR IT!
Risen, you'll have a great time. Go for it if it's feasible!
I know a handful of people who have done extended travel like that, and if the initial idea appeals to you, I have no doubt you'll get a lot out of it and it'll be totally worth it.
For myself, I love me some traveling, but I wouldn't enjoy such an extended time on the road. I like 3-5 week chunks. That's ideal, for me. And, I'm not into the backpacking scene exactly, either, so that's another reason it's not as appealing to me.
"...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce