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Olivia Miro – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    July 2007

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

  3. How much have you saved?
    US$10K

  4. How old are you?
    39

  5. Nationality
    USA

  6. Where do you live now?
    USA,

  7. Occupation
    Veterinarian

  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?
    Short stint through Europe, then cross the Strait into Morocco , Egypt, Mozambique, Madagascar, Malaysia and Indonesia, including Borneo and Sulawesi, then either north to Tibet and Laos or straight to OZ and NZ.

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Travel is my number one hobby. And my other hobbies (diving, hiking, rock climbing) all involve travelling, so why not just live a life of hobbies for a year? Plus, I’ve worked as a vet for ten years and everyone should take a year every ten years in their carreer – at least that’s what I’m planning.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Some kind of a big pandemic that would stop me from going. Also while I’m travelling, I fear losing my passport – I check for it in my purse every half hour – it’s obsessive!

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    YES. They can’t wait for me to go again, as they love my tavel updates!

  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)?
    Camera, passport, journal and cash card. Everything else is replaceable.

  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?
    I will learn new places, i will meet new peole, discover new hobbies, and who knows perhaps I will find my new place to live.

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

  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?
    There is nothing like not having a dead-line or destination that is set in stone. Only then does one really feel free and rootless.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    That they can’t do it.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    Breaks to routine. It is all new territory.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    Leave room for the unplanned. Whether you know it or not, you will end up changing your plans and go to countries that weren’t in you itinerary. Keep your RTW ticket simple, and make sure you get one that allows for changes without penalty.


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