Basically everything I’ve read about RTW trips say not to book everything through travel agents and to book it yourself, as you go. I’m one of those people that because I’m travelling myself I would want to have everything booked, whether it be flights, hostels or anything else. But then I know that wouldn’t leave my trip very open to do what I want..
Basically guys I’m asking for your advice? I’m wanting to travel Asia mostly but probably some other places too if I can afford it. What am I best to do? Book as I go or book in bulk before I go? Also any advice of the best places to go or stay or whatever would be greatly appreciated!
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.
I love planning things, especially trips around the rest of the UK or holidays abroad. One thing I am loving planning is my round the world trip, my only problem is.. It’s not for another year and a half I get to travel. I have to save like mad over the next year, work non-stop to be able to afford the RTW trip of my dreams.
i absolutely hate waiting and as I’m constantly researching things for my trip it makes me want to leave right now. I’d give anything to pack a bag, hop on a plane and see what the world has to offer, but I can’t. Planning a trip is almost as exciting as doing it but the time you have to wait isn’t any fun. Why is travelling so expensive? I know it can be cheap but when you want to do a big trip it definitely doesn’t come cheaply.
One thing that I think we all definitely share is the fear of the unknown, whether you admit it or not when it comes to travelling solo the idea is quite daunting, at first. Personally I always imagine the worst situations I could possible end up in, and I’ve never been in any situations that I wouldn’t like to be.
I’ve travelled a bit by myself, nothing major yet just silly travelling really, down to London over to Jersey. Nothing quite like what I plan on doing in the future.I love the idea of travelling the world but I know it’s something I will be doing by myself.
The minute I told my gran I was going to go off by myself and travel the world she was quite worried about me. Is it safe for you to go by yourself? What if something happens? I’m don’t like think it’s a good idea Yasmin.. Well I do think it’s a good idea.
I can’t wait for the day I’ve got my backpack packed, plane ticket in hand and I head out into the world by myself. I love my hometown but by god, I cannot wait to leave it.. Just for a little while anyway. I need to see the world, the desire to travel runs through my veins. It’s something I’ll never get rid of, not that I would want to. Everyone I speak to says it’s such an incredible opportunity, I should do it all while I’m still young but if I’m honest, I don’t think there will ever be a time in my life where I’m satisfied unless I constantly travel. I know none of my friends will ever travel with me, two have already let me down.. Why should I let them stop me from living out my dream? I shouldn’t. And I won’t. Why rely on people who are just going to let me down? I will see the world, one plane ticket at a time.
I want to live the rest of my life around the world.
I want to experience new things, meet new people, eat new food, see new places.
I want to travel and be happy, and from the travelling I’ve done so far in life I know both those things come hand in hand.
So for me, travelling solo is a BIG yay.