It’s both accessible and affordable. Young thrill-seekers with a taste for adventure but a budget for camping need to try Geckos Adventures on for size. Their simple philosophy to “run wild” can see you travelling in groups of up to 15 like-minded people in far-flung quadrants of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South and Central America, to name a few. You stay on-the-cheap in locally run places, camping sites and B&Bs, eat with the locals like the locals and ride public transport, getting thrown completely into the culture. Local guides hit all the top sites, but throw in out-of-the-way insider spots to keep it edgy. Visit GeckosAdventures.com.