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Edwin Skip Taylor – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    April 2006

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    enough

  4. How old are you?
    74

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    Bangkok, Thailand

  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?
    BKK, Penang, KL,Singapore, Dubai, Ankara, Paris, Munich, London, NYC, Toronto, Salt Lake, San Francisco, Los Vegas, Los Angeles, Taiwan, Hong Kong, HCMC (Saigon),Vietnam, Yangon, Chiang Mai, BKK

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Better do it before it’s too late.

  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?
    Not really.

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Winged it a lot

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Viagra

  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 a bit; too old.

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

  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?
    You really have to study-up instead of having everything planned in advance by the resort, ship, tourist bureau.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    That they can’t stay away. That it costs too much.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Adventure.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Buy the book, surf the internet, organize the mind, or what’s left of it.


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