How To Plan A Fabulous Trip Around The World

Traveling around the world is the ultimate for any adventurer. It’s also a dream come true for most people, even those who prefer to keep their adrenaline at moderate levels. If such an event is in your future, make the most of it by planning it out so thoroughly as to not miss a bit as you travel, and have a million and one things to look back on and laugh when you return.

round the worldThe Blueprints

Planning a trip around the world really can’t be done quickly, unless you can hire a staff or about a dozen assistants to take care of everything. Sit down with your travel partner(s) and map out your proposed itinerary. Continue to hammer out the details as obstacles present themselves and are promptly removed. Let the ideas fester in your heads and work the fantasy out into a realistic plan.

How To Get Around

Particularly if costs are a concern, why not consider using unconventional methods of travel? For example, you can fly to one country, then take a train to get to the next. You can also rely on ferries, local taxis or drivers for hire and buses that will haul you over to the border with your luggage in tow. Planning this global trip doesn’t necessarily mean airport to airport; you could incorporate a cruise to reach the furthest or most exotic locations. Rent a vehicle somewhere in between and everything is taken care of without going over your budget.

Where To Sleep

Extensive traveling will seem monotonous if you sleep in a similar hotel suite every night. Mix it up a little by experiencing the local flavor with hostels, inns and renting a room from a private home owner. These are all excellent ways to save money and really get into a culture at its most basic level. No worldwide trip will feel complete without meeting and greeting the citizens of each country in person, so bring along a phrase book and be prepared for adventure.

Dining And Dancing

While you may encounter a few McDonald’s throughout foreign countries, you really don’t want to do all your dining there! Look for little out of the way places that give you a true taste of the local cuisine and an experience you simply can’t get anywhere else in the world. Ask service personnel, like taxi drivers and front desk clerks what their personal favorites are in eateries and then be daring enough to try them! Likewise, your entertainment venues should be inclusive of local culture, fashion and music. Immerse yourselves in the whole experience by stopping in at every hot spot on the main boulevards and dancing until dawn.

The Memories

Your trip will probably be a once in a lifetime event, therefore, it’s essential that you capture every moment of it on permanent record. Bring a high-quality digital camera along, as well as good old-fashioned pen and paper. Snap pictures throughout the day, and take out your notebook each night. Make a brief entry about what you did, whom you met, funny happenings and so forth. Between the photographs and your journal entries, you’ll have the memories right at your fingertips, ready to share with others or simply thumb through years later when you want to look back on your amazing adventure.

Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but a trip around the world is truly a remarkable event. Make sure you leave no stone unturned during the planning stages of your venture, so that you can literally enjoy every minute of it!