So I’ve pretty much found the perfect job for me and I’m so so so tempted to apply but I know I’d never get even close to winning the job or opportunity.. Basically my friend found this job and suggested it to me. It’s a spontaneity champion with lastminute.com and basically they’ll fund up to £50,000 for you to travel. Obviously there’s a little more to it than that but that’s the jist of it. I really want to go for it and apply, I mean imagine everything you could do for a whole year with £50,000 the opportunities would be pretty much endless not to mention incredible. I want to go for it but I don’t know. Not very spontaneous of me, I know but I just need a little push in the right direction first I think.
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.