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Adam Bartlett – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    September 2005

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    I Ain’t Never Comin’ Back

  3. How much have you saved?

  4. How old are you?

  5. Nationality

  6. Where do you live now?
    Ontario, Canada

  7. Occupation
    Emergency field medic

  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?

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    still deciding, I would like to start in Europe, then go to Asia and afterwards Africa… 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?
    I learned that I no longer loved my country and that was the day I decided to move… with my travels I hope to one day find another country that I can call my home

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Going out alone into a world I don’t know and ending up in serious trouble with police or such

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    They love it and hate it, but they all understand that I am doing it and as such are going to support me. The only condition is that I have to put them up when they visit me one day.

  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)?
    My first aid gear, dog, passport, id, computer, change of clothes, money, tarp, sat phone

  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?
    I am going to decide who I am and what I believe… Then I will build my life around that.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    help I am a newbie

  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 you really need to emerse yourself in a culture to understand it and you need as many reference points to guide you in your choices… you just grow more

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    ummm, that every country that isn’t a friend of the states is a terrorist country waiting to kidnap and bomb you, most people regardless of culture are honest nice people

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    learning new things

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    plan guys plan, make copies of everything you own and scan important papers before you leave and whenever you get another and then store them on a email account.

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