I joined TP late last year, but I am only just really starting to use the site now, I think mostly because my departure date is getting closer.
I am heading off in April for nine months. Stopping first in Vietnam (to visit a friend) then onto the UK, Greece, Italy, Spain, Amsterdam, Denmark, Canada, USA, Ecuador, Chile, Argentine, Brazil and Peru (though not in that exact order).
Have found the info on the forums really useful so far, so thanks!
Hope to meet up with some of the TP members on the way!