Around the World PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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 […]

Booking ‘on the road’

Booking ‘on the road’

Booking on the road: Technology has made travel easier than ever and more and more people are carrying gadgets with them even on round the world trips. After testing a ton of apps on my iPhone (can also be on iPad or other Smartphones/Tablets), I’ve found some that truly stand out for me. Most, but […]

Maps

Maps

RTW MAPS Finding maps locally is hit or miss, with little rhyme or reason as to how useful or effective they will be. I recommend bringing with you whatever maps you think are essential. I always bring the best maps I can find, and I’ve never regretted it. If you need a detailed and updated map […]

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 […]

Travel Attitude

Travel Attitude

Travel philosophy People you meet “off the beaten track” tend to be more genuine, as they haven’t been hardened by years of loud tour groups and tough-bargaining backpackers. Travel Attitude When you change everything you eat, say, do, smell and hear at the same time, that’s called Culture Shock.  The effects can be different from […]

Internet

Internet

There is still no specific website dedicated exclusively to round the world tours, apart from this one! But you can try discussion boards such as virtualtourist.com and lonelyplanet.com Thorn Tree, where you can post and read messages on specific travel topics. Travel blogs are another source of first hand advice and information. Bootsnall: A large community for […]

Guides and Literature

Guides and Literature

RTW GUIDE: A wide variety of resources can help you decide where you want to go, and when: the Internet, libraries, book-stores, guidebooks, tourist boards, embassies and consulates, governments, travel events, immigrants, friends, other travellers, tour operators, and travel agents. Here below you’ll find various sources of information. Guide Specific Guides on Around the World […]

Time

Time

One thing that travellers often forget to mentally prepare for, is the different concept of time and space on the road. With buses that don’t leave until they’re full, boats that wait at the harbour for the captain to return from his family holiday, and mechanical problems that require spare parts sent by cargo ship […]

Money

Money

TRAVEL WITH MONEY Credit card withdrawals are generally the easiest and best way to get money while travelling. But as you’ll not find them everywhere, bring with you also some traveller’s cheques and cash. Take a Credit card and a Debit Card. It’s also practical to have an online bank account, in order to check […]

Travelers Health

Travelers Health

TRAVELERS HEATH See a doctor at least two months before your trip around the world, and follow his advice on physical preparation and immunization. Remember that making such a trip, requires physical preparation.  Ask for a copy of your clean bill of health to take along. Also schedule also a visit to the dentist. Verify […]

Passports & Visas

Passports & Visas

Passport & Visa to Travel Around the World Most trips around the world need visas in addition to a passport for at least some of the visited countries. The best way to avoid problems with travel documents is to ensure you don’t leave them till the last minute. If you are considering any international travel, one […]

Keep in Touch

Keep in Touch

How to keep in touch while traveling Around the World In the Era of Communication, it’s becoming more and more easy to call or get in touch with home, wherever you are in the world. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of staying in touch is choosing how you want to do it. Phone lines are […]

Insurance

Insurance

INSURANCE Travel insurance is a confusing term, as it is used to refer to insurance against many different types of risks: travel medical insurance, medical evacuation, trip cancellation and interruption, supplier default, baggage insurance etc…  Read carefully what the insurance includes and excludes. You also need to find out what you’re covered for already so […]

Baggage

Baggage

BAGGAGE AROUND THE WORLD: If in doubt, leave it out! Keep your luggage within the standard international airline baggage limit: generally 20kg per person. Don’t feel dependent on any of your things. They might get lost, stolen, or broken. Be prepared to improvise. During a trip around the world, you’re sure to accumulate souvenirs. It’s […]

Travel Agencies

Travel Agencies

RTW TRAVEL AGENCIES The first step in arranging your Air Transportation – once you have chosen your initial list of desired destinations – it is to find the right Travel Agent. That’s the only way you can get the best prices on many routes. There is an entire global market of discounted ‘consolidator’ prices for international […]