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Preparing A Round The World / Long Term Trip – So Many Things To Think About?

Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

In our opinion, mainly two aspects are important when planning Long Term Travel:

  • Take the decision – This is the only real tough part in the whole process. But be sure of one thing: once the decision is taken, you have accomplished the most difficult part!
  • Stick to this decision – You will experience a lot of headwind while preparing such a trip: people warning you that it is dangerous, the anxiety about your job or your company offering you new possibilities to keep you (we have been through this), your family being not really being amused about this project… All this obstacles are best avoided by communicating your plans widely, so that there is no turning back. That done, when doubt comes up (and it will happen, sooner or later), you will feel compelled to stick to your plans. And you will be happy about it in the end!!!

Of course this is a complex project, and it should be planed carefully. It is also an individual process, depending on your own situation. What we learned during our Year Off, planning long term travel is a very personal thing: some plan every detail, most do a lot of planning, others simply leave.

Not to be missed – An excellent free of charge support: the Round The World Trip Planer from Boots’N’All. Once registered, this 30-days program sends you an eMail every day with a new subject you have to deal with while preparing your trip. Gilles did it after we returned – This is amazingly well done, and with that you won’t forget anything. We actually learned quite a few things that we would have loved to know before starting our trip… We really recommend to go through the process, you will learn a lot while doing so.

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