- 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?
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
It’s my career
I take a lot of time off every year to travel, and I decided to take a 2nd round the world trip before I turned 30. I’ve had a lust for travel since I was a child.
Too little time!
Very Supportive–my family travels alot in general and many of us live in foreign countries.
Winged it a lot
Packing the basics–lots of t-shirts, pants, shorts, etc. Always have my leatherman with me comes in handy no matter where you are.
Don’t think it will change me that much. I’ve already been to over 50 countries–done a RTW previously and travel all the time. New friends I meet along the way are the biggest and best change-many remain friends for life!
Adventure, education, culture, fun, exploration–chose words instead of a sentence
To go from one culture to another distinctly different one is quite an experience- you really find out who you are as a person as you see varying people and their customs in relation to your own.
Takes a lot of money
Travelling was incorporated into my life as a small child. With divirced parents who lived across the country from one another, I was constantly thrown on a plane alone to visit the other, and in turn we would take a trip from there. Add the yearly trip to visit the grandparents (on a plane alone again) and a wonderlust is born.
Don’t plan too much. Every travel experience is different and no matter how you plan, things will always pop up and alter your plans–whether it be a travel delay, a place you want to spend more time, or a friend you met whou you want to travel with for a while. The best part of the trip is the unexpected, thats what makes the trip your and nobody elses!