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RTW Chat is held every Wednesday at 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time for 1 hour. Join us as we discuss, debate and support topics related to Around the World Travel (or Long-term travel)

Long-Term Travel Difficulties – #RTWChat on Twitter

While your friends and families might have visions of you sitting on a beach chair all day for a year with cocktail in hand, those who have taken long-term trips before know it’s not all about beaches, drinks with umbrellas in them, and rest and relaxation for the duration of your trip.

Believe it or not, long-term travel has plenty of challenges and difficulties, but those are all part of the fun (at least looking back at them) and learning.

During yesterday’s #RTWChat, we talked about the less glamorous parts of long-term travel. Check out the recap below to re-live it or see what you missed!

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Money and Long-Term Travel – #RTWChat on Twitter

Ahhh, money. The oft-cited reason that people can’t travel.

“It’s too expensive. I don’t make enough.”

We heard this reason all the time for why people can’t travel, but the reality of the situation is that you can afford it. #RTWChat focused on the money side of long-term travel, and if you’re one of those dreamers out there who thinks they’ll never be able to afford a big trip, you may want to read on. Here are some of our most popular money related articles, followed by the #RTWChat recap, which is chock full of great tips and advice. Enjoy!

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Long Term Travel Planning – #RTWChat on Twitter

Helping folks plan a long-term trip is what we’ve been doing for 15 years now, and one of the coolest parts of being in this community is picking the brains of other long-term travelers.

Yesterday’s #RTWChat was all about long-term travel planning, and boy did we get some amazing tips and advice from everyone who participated. So if you’re on the fence about taking a big trip, if you’re knee deep in planning, or even if you’re a RTW veteran who just loves travel, check out the recap below.

Here are some of our top resources for helping you plan your big trip:

  • Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days – a free 30 day email program that walks you through the steps of planning a big trip (we also have a Family version and a version for Career Breakers)
  • Indie - a multi-stop flight booking engine that allows you to search, price, and book multi-stop trips – no rules, no restrictions.
  • Around the World Airfare Report – this free 32-page report researched what ticket providers are cheapest for various multi-stop routes, with six sample routes searched and 261 prices checked.

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Extended Travel in New Zealand – #RTWChat on Twitter

New Zealand. One of the pinnacles of independent travel. Beautiful. Easy to travel. Lots of the off-the-beaten-path opportunities. Great local people. Wine. Food. Adventure. It really does have it all.

If you’re planning (or thinking of planning) a trip to New Zealand, check out yesterday’s #RTWChat on Twitter recap below to learn all about traveling in New Zealand, and read through the following resources to help get you on the road.

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Working while Traveling – #RTWChat on Twitter

Many independent travelers ultimately decide to take their show on the road, working along the way to create a life of travel. There are many ways to do this, from becoming a digital nomad to teaching English to “working under the table” to make a few extra bucks to extend your trip.

This week’s #RTWChat dove into this topic. Check out the recap below and browse through our articles and resources to learn more about working while traveling:

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