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Ryan Stevenson – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    January 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    6-12 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    16,000

  4. How old are you?
    25

  5. Nationality
    Canada

  6. Where do you live now?
    London, Ontario, Canada

  7. Occupation
    Counsellor

  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?
    New Zealand – Australia – Thailand – Nepal – India – Sri Lanka – South Africa – East coast of Africa – maybe Europe

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    its been a dream of mine for years. I know ppl who did it and just talking with them encougaged me to take the leap.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Missing the people I love

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    They are all supportive and encouraging

  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)?
    taking a 60Litre backpack – one shorts, 2 pants, 2 golf shirts, 1 long sleeve, 5 underwear, two pair of shoes, flip flops, a few toiletries, pics of my loved ones, all other basics and essentials and documents. duct tape and zip lock bags will be my must haves.

  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 dunno

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

  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 may not know who you are until you know where you ahve been.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    that it costs a life savings!

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    love to meet people, see new things and experiences.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    just do it! DONT LOOK BACK!


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