- When do you leave?
- How long do you plan to be away?
- How much have you saved?
- How old are you?
- Where do you live now?
- Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
- Have you traveled around the world before?
- What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
- Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
- What is your biggest fear about this trip?
- Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
- How much planning and preparing have you done?
- What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
- 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?
- If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
- 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?
- What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
- Why do you like to travel?
- What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA
One more paycheck and I’m gone
Albuquerque, Paris, Casablanca, Florence, Athens, Istanbul, Syria, Jordan, Eygpt, Nairobi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Dar Es Saleem, Sri Lanka, Kerala, Mumbai, Varanessi, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Laos, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Bali, Albuquerque
These are some of the places we’ve never been to, and some that we wanted to return to. We have a house in Bali, so we wanted to end up there to rest and relax before we returned to the USA.
Medical problems, running out of money, family problems, having to return sooner then planned.
Yes, everyone is very envious of us. But, they think we’re crazy to give up our jobs and leave.
To the Nth Degree
4-5 days worth of clothing, cameras, rechargable batteries, books, reading lights.
First aid kit, passports and visas.
Travel has always affected us in a positive way. The stimulation of meeting different people and participating in more exotic cultures than our own is enervating.
Change, change, change and constant new challenges.
To gain a different perspective on the world. To recognize that there are people who live very differently than we do, and to appreciate how blessed we are that we are able to travel and have so many options in our lives.
That it can only be done by the young, and that the gap year is the year between college and career. Any year can be made into a gap year. You just have to be willing to take the risk.
Music, art, culture and people.
Do you research. Plan as much as you need to in order to feel comfortable.