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Perry and Joyce Brooks – Round-the-World Travelers

  1. When do you leave?
    September 2007

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-6 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    15, 000

  4. How old are you?
    60

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    Arkansas, USA

  7. Occupation
    retired

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    It’s my career

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Hit every continent in 80 days

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    We have traveled to Europe and Africa.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    none

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    very supportive

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    To the Nth Degree

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    casual clothes–nothing indispensable

  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?
    get a broader view of the peoples of hte world

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    We are very excited and will do much reading and planning over the next2 years.

  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?
    It’s important to see and understand the world. As Americans, we tend to be too narrow about other people of the world.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    get too tired; fear unrest and terrorism

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Get to see places that we have read about.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    study, study, study–plan and save


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