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Mac Brown – Around-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    August 2005

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-2 Years

  3. How much have you saved?
    £20000

  4. How old are you?
    35

  5. Nationality
    England

  6. Where do you live now?
    Birmingham, England

  7. Occupation
    Engineer

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    I’ll come back if they’ll have me

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Already doin’ an organised trip thru’ South America, then looking for time in the US before Oz and NZ, then who knows

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Always wanted to travel and decided that if I don’t do it now I never will so go for it!

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Nothing is really scarring Me but really could do with ideas for the Us,Oz and NZ just in case I miss something

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    Not really on the family side but some mates can’t wait to get rid of Me and others, who have travelled are encouraging Me wholly

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Just Enough

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Clobber and Camera(s)
    First Aid kit
    MP3 player

  16. How do you think your round-the-world trip will change your life? How do you think it will affect and change you as a person?
    not really looking for a life-changing experience, but that could be the knock on effect later on.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    Can’t wait to get there

  18. Why do you think people should go on round-the-world trips? Why not just take a regular old one- or two-week vacation instead?
    Because just passing thru’ on a whistle stop tour You only see the face and not the heart of the people

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    It’s a big world out there and I want to see it

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Make sure the financial side is covered so as You don’t have to spoil Your trip worrying about money and stopping You from doing something when the opportunity might not arise again


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