BootsnAll indie travel guide

Mike Mayer – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    October 2006

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    30,000

  4. How old are you?
    58

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    Annapolis, USA

  7. Occupation
    Craftsworker

  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?
    Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Viet-Nam, China

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Previous world travel, traveller’s tails, Ed Buryn, wanderlust, smash the cocoon

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Sickness, incapacitation

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

  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)?
    Passport, journal, digital camera, at least one change of clothes

  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?
    Don’t know

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    Escape from the machine – mind prisons to a renewed sense of abundance

  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?
    Time to stay for an extended period in one place

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Coffee table picture book perfect and easy

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Because it’s there

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Go now


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