- When do you leave?
- How long do you plan to be away?
- How much have you saved?
- How old are you?
- Where do you live now?
- Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
- Have you traveled around the world before?
- What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
- Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
- What is your biggest fear about this trip?
- Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
- How much planning and preparing have you done?
- What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
- 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?
- If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
- 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?
- What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
- Why do you like to travel?
- What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
New York, USA
It’s my career
NY to Africa – Mt. Killi, Cairo
Europe – Greece, Crotaia, Russia
Asia – Beijing, VietNam, Bali
Austraila – Sydney, Great Barrier Reef
South America – Galopagos, Rio
Started with a few trips to Europe, need more!
Traveling from Mt. Killi to Cairo (fly?), and being overwhelmed by the number of people in Asia – alone.
Visas – they seem elusive.
They are all supportive – they are either envious or seem indiferent.
Just starting – trying to select the right bag. Money belt, lock, scan important docs, all important. Power bars.
I will return with an enlightened view of life – whatever ever that is.
Holy shit, am I really going to do this?
Once you do the RTW, then you will really be able to do some great 1-2 week vacations. Besides, going to 2nd, 3rd, 4th would countires is not vacation, it is travel – much more challenging from what I see. Its more about education and life’s to-do list.
Hippie, pot-smokin’, real liberal, anti-American back-packers
To quote Elliot Hester: “a lover of leaving”
When I get back, maybe I’ll have some.