- When did you go on your RTW trip?
- How old were you when you took this trip?
- Including your air ticket and other expenses (from accommodation to souvenir-buying), about how much did your trip cost?
- Where do you live now?
- Before your trip: teacher
- Now: teacher
- How did your travels affect your career when you got back?
- What is the route you took/places you visited?
- Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
- Out of all your experiences traveling around the world, what was the:
February 2000-May 2000
Haida Gwaii, Canada
made me a better teacher, made me work differently to plan the next year off
Actually not RTW but RTPacific:
Vancouver, Costa Rica, Ecuador & Galapagos, Peru, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, home
son was the perfect age(turned 14 the day we landed in San Jose, CR), grew up in a nomadic family and it was time to go. tooke me 3 years to convince the husband to go,
- Best Moment
- Worst Moment
- Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
- Biggest surprise?
snorkeling with penguins& sharks
food poisoning on the plane
my husband wants to go again
Mic the crocodile hunter in Australia, Veggie Steve our bus driver for several days in Aus, Johnny our guide in the Galapagos, all highly entertaining
My journal: kept souvenirs, drawings, notes, quotes, prices
too many clothes, buy local
more appreciative, more knowledgeble, more thankful, more willing to risk, less stressed about career
Once is not enough
Next trip 2009-2010 : circa Mediterranean- Portugal east Greece, Egypt, west to Morocco, Africa,India
Life’s too short, two weeks are too short, too many places to see, too many people to meet, too many things todo, too many things to eat
My husband and I don’t value the exact same things in a trip but we lasted together with compromise
fear of strangers!
can’t help it, it’s in my blood(sis just got back from a year in Asia with her kids & hubby, parents are somewhere on the prairies in a 5th wheel- no permanent address- also just got back from Asia)
Plan some, don’t read everything in sight before you go, leave some room for surprises and spontaneity