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Stephen Jonathan Feinberg – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    February 2006

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    10000

  4. How old are you?
    24

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    Los Angeles, USA

  7. Occupation
    Engineer

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    I’ll come back if they’ll have me

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Hrm. Still figuring this one out. Going west. Tentatively…
    Kauai, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Maldives, India, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Czech Rep., Germany

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Strong passion for travel. Feel now is the right time to do this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Have a brother who did a similiar trip for 7 months.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Safety, money and getting back into the swing of things once we return home.

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

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Control Freak

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Camera, Lightweight and versitile set of clothes, girlfriend :) .

  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?
    Make me more well rounded. Give me a better understanding of other cultures and people.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    Gotta go do it before it’s too late.

  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?
    More efficient and affordable. See places that can’t be seen and do things that simply can’t be done on a regular vacation.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Too expensive.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    I love new things, new experiences, new people, new places and new cultures.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Sack up and do it! (Baring we have a good experience on ours)


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