- 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: Program analyst/network engineer
- Now: still looking
- 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:
January 2005-December 2005
more than we planned!
Not sure yet. Still looking for a job.
cross-country USA trip (Washington DC to Seattle) Mexico-Europe (Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Czech, Hungary, Germany, Denmark) Fiji-New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Nepal, Thailand-Seattle
Finished school in DC and decided to take a “small trip” before relocating back to Seattle. Deciding where to go turned from “small trip” to RTW.
- Best Moment
- Worst Moment
- Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
- Biggest surprise?
either eating crepes in Oaxaca or sitting in some hot springs in New Zealand during a freak spring snow storm
having everything stolen in Mexico
worrying our stuff would get stolen again
how easy RTW really is
the people we meet were so varied and interesting its hard to pick just one.
Winged it a lot
The backsafe. After all my stuff was stolen, the backsafe gave us a sense of security.
Nearly everything! We started out so much junk we didn’t need and left a trail of stuff behind us in hotels/guesthouses we didn’t want to haul around anymore.
I definitely see the world with new eyes now and I worry much less. There are so many things to concern yourself with while traveling you just have to let most of it go or you will go insane.
Going on a RTW was the best decision we ever made.
I am always planning more trips! The next time we move we plan on hopefully doing a several month trip again. Would love to go RTW with kids someday…
One or two week vacations are great but you can’t experience the heart and soul of a place if you don’t stay a while. Long term travel forces you to do daily life things in a foreign environment and thereby really experience the country. Short trip don’t test you the way longer trips do an you miss out on a lot.
That people are basically the same all over the world. That we are blessed to live in the USA, but we don’t have all the answers on how to live. That wealth doesn’t bring happiness.
That it can’t be done because your life is too complicated. If you REALLY want to, you will be willing to give up some of your securities (house, job, stuff, etc.) to do it.
Because the world is too big to stay home. There is too much to see, do and experience to NOT travel. Like the quote, the world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page.
Too much planning will kill the trip. Plan enough to be safe and let the rest happen. Take nearly nothing with you, you won’t need it and you just have to worry about losing it.