Planning a Round-the-World Trip

Planning a Round-the-World Trip

Wanderlust – the majority of us have been hit by it at some point or another. This is the unique feeling of wanting to travel far and wide, experiencing new things, seeing new sites, and immersing yourself in different cultures. Now, many of us satisfy our wanderlust with an occasional holiday overseas. But if a week or two in a resort having a paddle in a pool or taking a dip in the sea doesn’t quite do it for you, you may want to consider extended travel with a round-the-world trip. This, of course, is going to be a big trip to plan. So where should you start? Here are a few areas you might want to focus on to pull the whole thing together!

Solo or Group Travel?

First things first, consider whether you’re going to be travelling alone or with someone. This can greatly impact the places you decide to visit (some places are safer for solo travellers) and how long you might want to go for (many people feel lonely after an extended period of time alone). If you want to travel the world but don’t personally know anyone who wants to travel with you, you can use agencies like Wheel & Anchor who plan group trips, allowing you to travel without isolating yourself.

Craft a Bucket List

You should craft a travel bucket list before you start planning properly. This will include all the places you want to go and all of the things you want to do in these places. Having a vague idea of what you’d enjoy will help you consider a logical route between all the stop and will give you a good idea of how much time you might want to spend in each place. If one location only has a couple of things you want to see or do, you can stop off there for a few days and move on. If another location has an extensive list of multiple things you want to experience, you may need a little longer there.

Consider a Budget

Of course, you’re going to need to be able to support yourself while you are away. So come up with a budget. You may need to save to get here (in which case, you can choose whatever you want and work towards it) or you may already have savings (in which case, you will need to determine how far these savings will stretch and what you can realistically do with them).

Start Booking

Once you know what you’re doing, where you’re going and who with, you can start seriously planning and booking flights, rooms, and excursions. This is the fun part, so don’t rush it. Look over your options and book wisely!

A round-the-world trip could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break free of your day to day routine and seriously experience the world. But, if you want it to go well, you’re going to have to plan it properly. Hopefully, the above advice will help you to achieve this!

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