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Erin Church – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?

    July 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?

    1-6 Months

  3. How much have you saved?

    £2,000 so far

  4. How old are you?

    22

  5. Nationality

    USA

  6. Where do you live now?

    Newcastle, England

  7. Occupation

    Student in Travel and Tourism/Artist

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?

    One more paycheck and I’m gone

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?

    Yes

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?

    Lodon-Nariobi,Cape Town,Delhi,Kathmandu,Bangkok,Sydney,Christchurch, Cook Islands and back home to Boston!!!

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?

    Because this will be a great new start to my life after finishing school, and really give me a sense of the world and myself in it.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?

    running out of money..or getting sick

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

    Yes very much..all of them are jealous!

  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)?

    Enough to get me by, and not to weigh me down when i traveling from place to place. Sleeping bag,camera,money passport, visa,good shoes, and a smile!

  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 think it will change me in how i look at the world, and how i can survive on my own, and prepare me for anything that might else come my way.

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

    Travel isn’t what I like to do…but rather who I am.

  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?

    because it’s a once in life time opportunity..and will change your life forever.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?

    that it is really expensive!

  20. Why do you like to travel?

    because i love to see new cultures and meet new people that open your eyes to a whole new world you would have never known if you hadn’t meet them.

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

    Save..Plan to an extent..And have fun!!!


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