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Catherine Kerr – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    May 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-6 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    about $15,000 CDN

  4. How old are you?

  5. Nationality

  6. Where do you live now?
    Ontario, Canada

  7. Occupation
    Graduate 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?

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Toronto – NZ, OZ, Fiji, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Turkey, Western Europe and Back

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    I have travelled extensively over the last 18 months (US, Western Europe, all across Canada) and want to see more of the world! And I’m graduating after having been in school for the last 22 years straight, so I deserve a break!

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Language barriers while travelling alone.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    Everyone is very 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)?
    Not much. Just the necessities. And comfortable shoes will be invaluble.

  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?
    Not sure. I’m not going to ‘find myself’ etc etc. I just like to travel.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    I can’t fucking wait!!!

  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?
    Not sure.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    Again, not sure. I haven’t done it yet.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    To see new places, meet new people, experience other cultures, etc etc.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Ask me when I get back (if I ever return!)

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