BootsnAll indie travel guide

Jojo Heudes – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    September 2006

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    0

  4. How old are you?
    35

  5. Nationality
    Canada

  6. Where do you live now?
    Canada

  7. Occupation
    lawyer

  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?
    No

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    China, Mongolia, Thailand, Russia, Poland, Greece, Kenya,

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

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Culture shock

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    I’m either the craziest or bravest person they know

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Planning is for tourists

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    backpack with toothbrush, change of clothes, passport, camera

  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?
    knowledge, understanding, inner peace

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    I’m at a jumping off point with no idea what the journey will be like or if there is a safe landing at the bottom.

  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?
    To make the world a smaller, more understanding place

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

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    To experience the natural beauty of the world and to connect to other cultures

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


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