It would be a lie to say that we never, even in our wildest dreams, contemplated on taking a leisurely trip around the world. It would be a great experience, meeting new people and experiencing new things. However, most will say that it would be impossible to do so, not because they do not believe the world is round, but rather because they are busy with their career and believe that a substantial travel budget is required to accomplish this feat.
One can travel around the world, provided he or she follows a few tips that seasoned globetrotters use. Our childhood dream can become a reality, with the help of these simple tips.
A round-the-world ticket is necessary, as it will save you time and money buying tickets for each destination. Most airlines offer reasonable rates for this type of ticket. However, it is important to note that you are asked to follow but one direction, east or west. Backtracking is not allowed. Since you have airlines to choose from, you could virtually choose any location in the world. Think of all the places you could go to. Please note however that some airlines offer different round-the-world packages. Therefore, those with more stops will cost you more than the regular RTW ticket. Moreover, you also need to know that if you forfeit one flight, most airlines reserve the right to forfeit the remaining flights.
Ask For The Advice Of An Expert
Hire a seasoned travel agency to plan your itinerary and book your flight. This will allow you to enjoy a virtually stress-free preparation for your trip as all you will need to worry about is what to pack. However, please note that it is important to make sure that the travel agency you choose to do business with has a record of honest dealings and good reviews from previous clients.
It is also important to take time to discuss your desired destinations with the agency’s representative. This will allow him or her to create a draft of your travel plan for your approval. It is important to stress that a travel agent will prove to be invaluable as he or she can recommend the best dates for your vacation based on the season in the desired locations and your travel budget.
If you are working around a budget, it would be best to consider the regular RTW ticket instead of splurging on the more expensive ones. However, a round-the-world trip is possible, thanks to the bed and breakfast accommodations or hostels strewn all over the globe. Your travel agent is assigned to the job of ensuring that you get the most out of your stay on a budget. Even so, it is your duty to ration your travel budget for meals as well.
Finally, if you long to travel the world but are worried about the cost, consider getting a short term job in some of your stopovers. This will allow you to immerse yourself in different cultures and get the money to help pay for your trip as well. We learned that the world was round in school. However, we do not truly know the joy of global diversity until we experience it first-hand.