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Travel Around the World (brief)

Travel Around the World (brief)

Traveling around the world at once is often a cheaper option than breaking it down into segments. The secret is to plan carefully and purchase the ticket well in advance. The cost is more than made up for by the amazing experience of seeing many places in a short period of time and the memories […]

RTW itineraries

RTW itineraries

RTW itineraries: The classic (and cheapest) RTW tickets flit between a few big cities, for example London — Bangkok — Singapore — Sydney — LA. If you want to link more offbeat hubs (Baku — Kinshasa — Paramaribo, anyone?), prices will climb considerably. The cost of the ticket is based on the total distance covered […]

WHEN to go?

WHEN to go?

The weather will never be ideal on all your stops. So, focus on what you want to do most and research conditions there: if a Himalaya trek is your highlight, don’t land in Nepal mid-monsoon; if you want to swim with whale sharks off Western Australia, be there April-July. Then accept you’ll be in some […]

HOW long do you need?

HOW long do you need?

RTW Duration. You could whip round the world in a weekend if you flew non-stop. However, the minimum duration of most RTW tickets is ten days — still a breathless whirl. Consider stock-piling annual leave, tagging on public holidays or even arranging a sabbatical in order to take off two months, ideally six to 12. […]

HOW to do it?

HOW to do it?

HOW TO TRAVEL RTW: The most economical way to circumnavigate is to buy a round-the-world air ticket that uses one airline alliance. Theoretically, any routing is possible, but knowing how the RTW booking system works will make your trip cheaper. For example, the Star Alliance, a coalition of 27 airlines, offers a RTW ticket with […]

RTW Trip How much?

RTW Trip How much?

RTW Trip How much? It’s difficult to estimate how much your trip will cost. The important question is – what kind of trip do you want to make and how long do you want it to last?  So, select your level of comfort, then figure out how many weeks or months you plan to stay […]

HOW much Time?

HOW much Time?

HOW much time do I need? The actual flight time to circumnavigate the planet is about 40 hours. With 196 countries stretched around the planet’s 47,000 kilometres girth, it would take several lifetimes to see it all! I suggest you try to carve out as much time as you can for your trip beforehand, since […]

Gap year: work and travel around the world

Gap year: work and travel around the world

GAP YEAR around the world: It doesn’t matter if you are working or doing volunteering, all it takes is some ongoing interaction with locals to develop a connection and make some friends. WORK Depending on your age, nationality and professional skills, you can get short term legal permission to work almost anywhere.
 Seasonal work – […]

HOW to travel cheap

HOW to travel cheap

The key to saving money on the road is not to concentrate exclusively on the big expenditures, but to find small savings along every step of the way. Beyond picking countries where your funds will last longer, savvy saving is about a deliberate lifestyle adjustment that rations out the comforts.  There are also a number […]

WHO travels around the world?

WHO travels around the world?

People that Travel Around the World People who buy RTW tickets are far more diverse than most people would imagine. Travelling the world, I noted that the average age is around 35, but also young twenties. There is an increase in senior travelers over 55, and also in women traveling alone. People of all kinds […]

WHEN to go where?

WHEN to go where?

AFRICA Middle East and North Africa The climate in most of this region is uniformly torrid, except for the Sahara desert. The flatter the land the hotter the weather, especially in summer, so if you’re hot head up to the highlands, where altitude can make winter downright cold – as can desert nights in all […]

WHY travelling alone – or with others?

WHY travelling alone – or with others?

One of the biggest decisions facing any traveller, is whether or not to go alone. There are several factors to consider: Benefits of traveling solo Travelling solo does not necessarily mean you’ll be travelling alone for the whole trip. Quite the opposite, in fact. Most solo travellers, just end up traveling with different people for different […]

WHERE to go?

WHERE to go?

WHERE TO GO AROUND THE WORLD: We are often told that modern technology has turned our planet into a small world. There aren’t many countries where people aren’t watching CNN and exchanging emails. But information technology has a way of making physical distances seem shorter than they are. Earth is still as big as ever, […]

WHEN to Travel?

WHEN to Travel?

BEST PERIOD TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD: Travel seasons The tourist season is climatically favourable, but plagued with crowds and, as a result, more expensive. The advantages of travelling out of season are numerous: low-cost and less-crowded flights, better chances of finding a room at the cheapest hostels, shorter queues at museums, less need for […]

WHICH direction, RTW East or West?

WHICH direction, RTW East or West?

RTW EAST OR WEST: If you are on a quick round the world tour, then going westward is important, because you don’t have to keep getting up ‘early’ to catch the next plane. So choose West if you don’t want to suffer Jet-lag. The advantage to go East, is that when you end your tour, […]