Want to travel!
I've just joined this group because I want to travel around the world
starting in October. Thinking about taking a year out - was made
redundant from a fab job in March and am having trouble finding work,
so thought I would do what I have wanted to do for a while and travel.
The only thing is, I don't know where to start with organising a trip
like this, if any is needed or what I should take with me. Obviously,
I want to travel light and am hoping to kinda work in bars etc to get
more money to move on to somewhere new.
So, if anyone can give me any advice, it would be greatly appreciated.
written by Julia on April 22, 2007
What matters first is what nationality you are, as that will impact
where you can work...
written by Jim on April 22, 2007
The first thing in my opinion, is just buy a round the world ticket, and just throw some countries in that you think would be awesome. Once you have bought your ticket, you are committed, and can actually start planning, BUT
I found you can do all the planning in the world, but at the end of the day, what you end up doing is usually so different. Just try and plan to be flexible. I found doing plenty of overland travel saved me on airfares, but also was a great motivator to really go and explore more. Some of the best places, have been random one night stop overs in small towns.
Once you have a tickets, you will find a way to make it work.
on May 10, 2007
I've never even bothered with a Round The World ticket. It just seemed to limiting, having a date set when you have to move on to another continent.
My last three RTW trips have been done with One Way tickets to
, respectively. In all but one of those trips, I ended up buying a couple more point-to-point tickets to hop over
Bodies of water
. But mostly, I just traveled by land to wherever seemed like a good next step.
After about 9 months, I'd get bored and fly back home for a while to work and save up some more money.
But yeah, I'd agree that Step One is to just buy the ticket. Worry about planning later. If you have the ticket in hand, it means you have to actually go! If you try to plan it all first, you'll find yourself still planning a year from now.
on May 24, 2007
Great Advice Jason.
I think on my trip if I hadn't bought the ticket and had it my grubby little hands I might have procrastinated or found some reason why I shouldn't go. But now looking back I wouldn't have traded my experiences for anything.
written by Ken Dennis on June 7, 2007
I agree with the other comments that are saying "just do it." The other main advice I add is the two words TRAVEL LIGHT. You need your documents, cell phone unlocked for around the world, your camera, and your credit card. You can carry all of that in good cargo pockets. Everything else is just gravy. I've had friends travel with trunks larger than some houses filled with a months worth of clothes, blankets, and pots and pans! Are you a snail? I think not!
I give lots of advice on what not to do in my book, "Pickpockets, Prostitutes, and Police." You can download it at www.talestogo.com .
Good Luck, Heather B
on October 25, 2007
your are welcome to come to israel we have a lot of work oportunities and good turism oportunities
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