Hello fellow adventurers! So, I am your typical 25 year old college graduate who has toiled away at his desk job and now is searching to the horizon for an escape. I have decided that within the next 12-15 months, I am going to save as much as humanly possible, study for my GMATs (score is good for 5 years), finish my 3rd year at my company (collect more stock options in the process), liquidate everything and hit the road. I figure I can always come back to real life with a great education, solid work experience, a good test score in my back pocket if I want to go that route, and a wonderful adventure story to tell! The question I have for you grizzled veterans is, how much money do I conceivably need? Ideally I would buy my bike here (only have a track bike which I will sell), ship it to Europe and then ride until the money goes dry. I am not sure it would as easy camping in Europe, so I figure I am stuck with hostels? Budget: Shipping the bike- Gas- Maintenance- Food- Accommodations- ???? What I want to know is how much you guys look to spend? Any tips on how to stretch your dollars? Perhaps a cute little ratio of ~$xxxx per xxxx miles? Any advice is welcome! Thanks!