When I was up in '96 and my K1100lt gave up the ghost, I stayed at a backpackers hostel in Fairbanks for 4 days waiting for my new to me '78 R100/7 to get set for my return trip home to Milwaukee. I experienced younger travelers from all over the world during my stay there. One person in particular was a mid 20s biker from Sweeden documenting his RTW trip on his Yamaha XT. He was traveling light, and traveling solo hoping to sell his story to a European motorcycle magazine...it strikes me funny how then he viewed it as a form of income. Now a days we, via computer forums, like this, document our travels, tell our stories, and post our pictures free for the taking.