and with persistence'
Fact: The 2 biggest hurdles, to travel = Time & Money.
A RTW ticket with 8/14 stops is cheaper than some tickets
with only one stop.
You can circumnavigate the entire Globe in 1 month or
12 months. I recommend 2 - 6 months.
(A full year can be a bit long.)
The great thing about a RTW ticket, is you can invent/choose
your own itinerary, even with overland routes in between stops.
Plan your route and 'your stops' with a travel agency that
specializes in round the world trips. Eg: Travelmood
They help with the cheapest price at the right time of year.
(Weather/seasons play an important role in a RTWT.)
I still like the traditional travel agency, were one can sit with
them and plan dates etc. When things go wrong they are there
to help. I booked a flight with 'cheap, no frills' on-line travel
company called Travelstart in South Africa, they had no airline
failure protection, the airline went bust and I lost all my money.
Try include some of the '7 wonders of the world'
on your route, Eg:-
- The Grand Canyon, USA
- The Great Wall of China
- The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- The Pyramids, Egypt
- The Amazon river
Research/learn about the countries you want to see.
Check info on visa's, vaccination's and insurance.
Set the dates for each stop, then don't change them.
Work out a budget.
Note: costs change depending on the region.
E.g: India is much, much cheaper than Australia.
A large part of ones on the road costs, are the activities you
take part in at each location. Eg: Day tours, Bungi jumping etc.
So, each person's budget will be different.
Ave $1800.00USD for the ticket, visa's, jabs, insurance.
Ave $65.00USD for daily expenses.
(Very basic accom, transport, food + drink)
Extra funds for emergencies: min $800.00USD
Work out the time needed in each country:
-Very small country: eg: Singapore - 2 -7 days
-Medium size country: 2 weeks
-Larger country: 3 weeks
-Very large country: 4 weeks plus
The USA is so big, that 1 month can hardly give you
a taste of the entire country. But it's better than nothing.