Planning..

I’ve just ordered a few lonely planet books and I can’t wait to get and read them. I have a whole year to save and learn before going on my RTW trip and if I’m honest, these days I love nothing more than to read tips about backpacking it around the world or other peoples RTW adventures. I’m trying to cram as much information into my brain as possible, I want to learn as much as I can before I go. If anyone has any tips or advice of their own about travelling round the world by myself please feel free to give me any advice!

I told my dad today that I want to do a RTW trip by myself and he thinks I’m mad and said he won’t let me. Funny because he has no control over what I do, never has. I don’t understand why someone wouldn’t think it was a good idea, travelling is always a good idea. My only issue is, where to travel? I want to go everywhere and see everything.. So how can I pick a certain few places to go to at a time, I couldn’t afford to travel the whole word at once, well who could? Personally I’m thinking Asia, Australia, maybe Fiji and a little of a America for my first trip, if I can afford it that is. Saying that, I have over a year to save and I think I could easily do it. If not, I’ll miss something out and do it next time! 

I’m not a very great planner, and I guess with travelling it’s not all about planning, there’s the chance to be spontaneous and just have an adventure.. But, in my mind, as I’m going to be travelling myself I feel like I have to plan pretty much everything because I know people say ‘you never really travel yourself because you meet other people and travellers’ but truth is, I’m not good at getting to know new people, making new friends etc. I’ll give myself the next year to try gain a little more confidence so I can meet new people but if I’m completely honest I don’t see that happening unfortunately. 

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