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Jimbo Lee – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    June 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    6-12 Months

  3. How much have you saved?
    $8,000 USD so far… Hoping for 15K

  4. How old are you?

  5. Nationality

  6. Where do you live now?
    Los Angeles, USA

  7. Occupation
    CEO of a Cubicle

  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?

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    I dunno the route. I am thinking about a SE Asia route first. Maybe start at Bangkok, S Korea, New Zealand, or Philippines, then make my way to Australia, Laos, Cambodia, China-Tibet, Nepal, India, Turkey, maybe Greece… Egypt perhaps.. then off to S. America- Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Chile

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Its always been a dream or an inner voice calling for me to do it… the older I get, the louder that voice calls. When I travel, its a time where I feel the most alive, on the road.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Like everyone else, the fear of running out of money. Everything else considered a fear or “something bad happening to me” is not bad at all, just a learning experience.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    I haven’t told the family yet… I don’t think they’d be too wild about the idea. Friends are 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)?
    And again like everyone else, My Camera, My Money, and Sandals for the “who knows what has been on those floors” showers.

  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?
    Of course it will. Why else go on one of these trips over a 2 week vacation then?

    I hope to be inspired, humbled, renew hope in humanity, less ignorant, and happier.

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

    So excited, a little nervous, the only thing keeping me from saying “F* this job”

  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?

    This should be obvious for anyone finding themselves reading these profiles. If you’ve found your way to a site like this, I know you understand!

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

    They are lazy or lost, they are fickle and not resposnible people. There is a bit of truth to it being expensive, but not nearly as expensive as people think.

  20. Why do you like to travel?

    Theres so much to say in response to this question. But a quote comes to mind to help me sum it up, and its a paraphrase but it goes something like “The wolrd is a book, and not traveling is like reading only one page” (that was butchered but u get the point)

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

    Strap down on your dedication and really decide to do it. Then, live conservatively along the lines of finances. Do a bit of research (not too much), and when you know its time to go, go. Oh and e-mail me before you go to talk about it at

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