Planning a trip around the world

Planning a trip around the world

A Guide to Preparing for a Trip Around the World

 For those fortunate to have enough time on their hands to experience an around the world trip, it’s certainly one of life’s biggest highlights.

As long as you have a detailed plan of where you want to go, how much you’re going to need and how you’re going to get there, then the rest will just fall into place.

If you don’t plan your itinerary however, and end up leaving more things to chance than you’d have liked too, then you’re going to be more inclined to welcome mistakes on your trip, from allowances to destinations. Here’s a few tips on how to get the most out of your around the world trip.

Plan Your Itinerary To The Letter

When you buy your around the world ticket, you’re going to need to provide the travel company with your stop-off destinations, as well as how long you’re looking to spend in each place. You’ll be able to change these times and places up to three times, however you should save those changes for emergencies or necessary times instead of just being careless with your plan.  This post has tips from several different travel bloggers who can help you prepare for your trip.

You must also consider your costs when working out how much time you need to spend in each country. For example, it’s going to be a lot more expensive living in Paris for a week or two compared to a small Eastern Europe country, or even Asia. The cheaper places will allow you to stay longer, while the more expensive destinations should be briefly visited.

Furthermore, always make sure you bring your travel information with you, or at least make copies to put in your bags. There will be many places on your journey where you won’t have access to the internet, so bringing paper documents with you will relieve some of the hassle of finding a computer that’s online.

Shop Around for flights

Rather than just walking into a travel agents and booking the first thing you’re offered – do your research first. Look online for recommendations from travel bloggers who have done this type of thing before, and remember to compare prices on round the world flights tickets at the likes of cheapflights.co.uk.

 

Funding Your Trip

An around the world trip can be expensive, and although you’re getting so much for your money, you’re going to need a couple of thousand at least to get you off the ground and on your way. Firstly, consider using your savings to fund at least part of your trip, whether it’s your flights, first few weeks’ accommodation or even your clothes and backpack. If you’re not comfortable using your savings, then you’re going to need to be practical when looking for work to fund your adventure.

Basically, you’re not going to be looking for a career with this job, so it’s best to take anything that pays the most money. You can even get two or three different jobs just to ensure that the money keeps coming in, even if one of them doesn’t work out.

There is one other way to fund your trip, and that’s working while your travel. It’s a very popular option for people with little savings or who are unable to find work at home, and in countries like Australia and New Zealand the pay can be much more than you’ll get at home anyway!

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