Do you fancy a change from the typical British annual holiday this year? A summer break doesn’t have to be about the Costas or the Canaries, you know. With a little forethought, you could say goodbye to Europe and enjoy once in a lifetime travel around the world. There’s no need to turn into the green eyed monster when you see friends and family jetsetting off to faraway places – you can do it too! Let your imagination loose and start planning your dream trip with these top tips.
Plan, Plan, Plan!
Even if you’re as spontaneous as they come, a round the world trip requires some planning. Working out the nuts and bolts of the trip is crucial if you want it to happen, smoothly. Make sure you have enough money saved up to not only pay for your ticket but also the accommodation, food and spending money.
Sort your Work
It all depends on the length of time you’re expecting to be away for, but a chat with your employer will help regardless. You may have substantial holiday accrued which you could use, or you may choose to give up your job. Speaking with your boss will iron out any creases and make sure you’re doing the right thing for you, and your future.
Decide on a Timescale
This may be affected by your job but it will also be influenced by how long you’re willing to be away from home. Home birds may not want to be away from the nest for too long.
Plan your Route
There are some amazing itinerary ideas online, or you could plump for the tailor-made trip that covers all the corners of the world that you’ve dreamt of visiting. Take a look at the Trailfinders website for inspiration from the experts.
Pack the Essentials
It’s hard enough trying to pack for a fortnight in Majorca, let alone a trip around the world. You’re going to have to compromise on essentials and only pack what you need. Lugging excess baggage around for weeks on end will do you no favours. Do your research and travel light.
Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera! Make sure you take as many snapshots of your adventure as you can to not only show your loved ones back home, but also for you to reminisce with later.
A round the world adventure doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. It can become reality with a little thought and preparation. Start planning, today.