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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Languages

LANGUAGES while travelling around the world: If you want to travel the world, you need to speak English! No language is as widely studied as English. If you know other foreign languages, or if your mother tongue is spoken in other countries, then it’s a good idea to choose your itinerary based on this. It’s […]

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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 […]