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CB & JC – Round-the-World Travelers

  1. When do you leave?
    August 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-2 Years

  3. How much have you saved?
    However much comes from house sale

  4. How old are you?
    35/37

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    North Carolina, USA

  7. Occupation
    Event planner/Chef

  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?
    Route undetermined – Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, India, Egpyt, Israel, Russia, Turkey, Vietnam

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    We are looking for some adventure. We would like to experience something besides going to working every day. We have traveled internationally a little and are looking to explore some more.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    C: We will kill each other. We have never spent this much time together.

    J: Not being able to finish the trip.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    Of the people we have told, the most common response is “Do it while you are young.”

  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)?
    We arent packing much.

    Indispensable item:

    C: Journal
    J: iPod

  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?
    C: We currently spend all of our time working. I think it will allow us to prioritize our lives differently.

    J: Hopefully we will learn patience. And it will give us a better understanding of the world.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    C: Can’t wait!

    J: What will tomorrow bring?

  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?
    It takes longer than a week or two to really get to know a culture. It would take a long time to get to see most of the world if you only get to travel 1 week of the year.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    C: Can’t afford it.

    J: That it is a year long vacation.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    C: I like to explore new things!

    J: Because I love to learn about cultures and foods from other countries.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Just do it!


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