There are a number of Facebook groups where you can get help and advise from fellow travelers on where to backpack, places to stay, where to eat, and what’s safe and not safe. Here are some of the best we have found:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthEastAsiaBackpacking

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingSouthEastAsiaGroup

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingEuropeGroup

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingSouthAmerica

https://www.facebook.com/groups/australiatravellers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingIndiaSriLankaNepal

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingCentralAmerica

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingNorthEastAsia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingAfrica

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingUSA

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingUnitedKingdom

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingCanada

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingNZ

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingMiddleEast

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingCentralAsia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingOceania

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingColombia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingEcuador

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingGuyana

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingVenezuela

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BackpackingUruguay

These groups are administered by several backpackers. For further information you can contact one of the organisers Tommy Walker at https://www.facebook.com/FromTommyWalker or via his website at http://www.thewanderingwalker.com