I was fortunate enough to spend some time in the Dominican Republic earlier this month.
Not backpacking, but just relaxing on a resort with an old friend and two of his work buddies. I was very lucky, since my front wheel broke on my way out the door to the plane. I scrambled to get back into my abode and salvage a wheel off and old chair. When we arrived, the resort's handyman helped put the new one on and I was able to relax without worrying about falling out of my chair!!
Reminds me of a story from "Travels in a Blue Chair"!!