My DS is talking about going travelling and as tempted as I am to hide his passport, or take the opportunity to have my Eat-Pray-Love phase at the same time, I know this will be one of the best decisions he'll ever make. I backpacked in my distant past, but the world seemed a much safer place then. I know I need to support him in this, but would appreciate some practical advice as to how I can best prepare him for anything going wrong (I've discounted my initial idea of 3 months intense lecturing from she-who-knows-everything) . I want him to have a wonderful time, but at the same time, I don't want to be worrying about him 24/7. Any advice or tips will be gratefully considered.