Special Thanks

The concept behind Backpack Forever began as a simple idea that has developed into something bigger and better than we ever could have envisioned. None of this would be possible without the help of a lot of really awesome people. This page is dedicated to this exceptional group of friends, acquaintances, strangers, and businesses who have helped and inspired us over the past year. And for those of you whose names we don’t know--we can’t even contact you--please know that we truly appreciate all that you did for us during our travels. Thanks all for your inspiration, support, direction, ideas, and extreme generosity. 

  • Alain of Alain Lavergne Photographe
  • Alan from Maje
  • All the awesome people at Bocas Bound Hostel in Bastimentos
  • Amber, Catherine, Chris, Craig, Denise, and Matt of PCV – Suriname
  • Ana at Pastas con Amor
  • Aracely, Diego & Jose in Antigua
  • Awesome lady at the bus depot in Costa Rica who helped us get to Jaco
  • Ayngelina of Bacon is Magic
  • Bethany & Mike from Pana
  • The Bicster, our #1 fan
  • Big Duong
  • Bob of Cracker and Cheese Photography
  • British “Tits Magee”
  • Business guys who told their VC friend about us
  • Candy Canes
  • The Captain and his partners
  • Carlo and Geneva of TravelBCouple
  • Caroliiiinnnne
  • Chris at EXT
  • Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity
  • Claudia, author of The Immigrant Advantage
  • Colombian couple who helped us find a restaurant in Bogota and then partied with us afterwards
  • Crew Amy
  • Dan & Becky of Silver Orange
  • Dave & Dino from Paramaribo
  • Dr. Westbrook
  • Duda in Rio Branco
  • Ellen at KWR
  • Everyone in Uruguay
  • Gabriel of Techstudios, LLC
  • Gary, Carol, and Morgan
  • Gaujot of Life's Residency
  • Guy in Medellin who directed us to the “printing district”
  • Hot girl from Medellin
  • Jason in H-Town
  • Jeffrey the Crazy Kuna
  • Joanna at Ka'ana Boutique Resort
  • John in NYC
  • Josh from La Serrana
  • KC in Virginia
  • Keith of Keith’s Casa in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

And for the many people we’re sure we’ve forgotten to include on this list, thank you.