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Grant Williams – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    March 2006

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    11,000

  4. How old are you?
    22

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    Arizona, USA

  7. Occupation
    Student

  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?
    Well, this is a quite interesting question. I am planning on going on this trip with two of my greatest buddies in the world. They are doing most of the logistical support, however, I still want to be involved. I think we are planning to go to:
    Nepal, Scotland/Norway, Asia, Japan, Australia, Hawaii/Kawaii, Germany, Europe, etc. We are hoping that most of the travel will be land based oppose to flying to each location.

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    I am a senior in the undergraduate program at Prescott College…a small liberal arts private school with an emphasis on experiencial education. I figured what a better way to finish my senior year than to do independent studies around the world.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Honestly, I have no true fears other than the strange social, economic, and political situation that is going on in the world today.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    They all think it is the most fantastic thing I could ever do.

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Planning is for tourists

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Indispensable items:
    Sleeping bag
    Pack
    Clothing
    Water filtration
    *The necessities

  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 sure it will affect me in ways I cannot fathime.

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

  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, there is something unique about being in a remote unknown location (to someone). It is impossible to experience culture shock in the US…I guess is what I mean.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    You tell me.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    It enlightens my mind, body, and spirit…what did I just say. I am not a hippie you know.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    I need advice from you, however, I am just not sure what yet.


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