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Chelsea Elder – 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?
    4,500

  4. How old are you?
    22

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    los angeles, USA

  7. Occupation
    marketing supervisor

  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?
    LA-Honolulu-Aukland-Sydney-Koh Sumui-Bangkok-Greek Islands-Italy-Amsterdamn-New York

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    I graduated from culinary school and have always wanted to travel the world to experience and learn the cuisines of the world. I am at a place right now where I have no commitmets, no car, I moved back in with my mother so I’m not in a lease and I know if i don’t take this opportunity now, i will regret it!

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Money. Not having enough while I’m traveling and not knowing what I’ll do finnancially when I return home.

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

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Winged it a lot

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    still trying to figure out what I will pack.

  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 will have a better view of life and the world. I am hoping to come back more independant and motivated to live the life I want to live.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    I’m so excited and overwhelmed with the opportunity that lies ahead words are hard to find.

  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?
    People should do what they want to do. I think seeing the world helps let yourself see you. With travel one begins to understand cultures and lifestyles around the world which in turn creates new life and a appreciation in our spirits.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Not sure…

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    I like to learn. Traveling is one of the best ways to learn in life.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Save save save!


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