We publish five (or more) articles per week, 52 weeks a year, on BootsnAll. That's a lot of great travel stories, tips, information, and inspiration to help you see the world on your terms. Here we highlight the year's very best content in a list of the top ten most read articles of 2011.
Some countries' governments don't seem that keen on backpackers, while others are opening up and becoming more accessible for intrepid budget travelers. Tom Coote reveals five places that - because they are inexpensive and still relatively undiscovered by mass tourism - may be the next big destinations for backpackers.