Travel Around the World (brief)
Traveling around the world at once is often a cheaper option than breaking it down into segments. The secret is to plan carefully and purchase…Read Morearrow_forward
RTW What does it stand for?
RTW what does it stand for ? Round The World. The difference between a trip and a round the world (RTW) tour is like the difference…Read Morearrow_forward
RTW FLIGHTS A RTW ticket can be cheaper than a long range return ticket. Even for those who prefer surface trips, flying is usually the…Read Morearrow_forward
RTW Flight Planner
Plan your Round the World journey, using the RTW Flight Planner . Based on your itinerary, chose the appropriate Alliance from the following: ONE…Read Morearrow_forward
RTW itineraries: The classic (and cheapest) RTW tickets flit between a few big cities, for example London — Bangkok — Singapore — Sydney — LA.…Read Morearrow_forward
WHEN to go?
The weather will never be ideal on all your stops. So, focus on what you want to do most and research conditions there: if a…Read Morearrow_forward
HOW long do you need?
RTW Duration. You could whip round the world in a weekend if you flew non-stop. However, the minimum duration of most RTW tickets is ten…Read Morearrow_forward
HOW to do it?
HOW TO TRAVEL RTW: The most economical way to circumnavigate is to buy a round-the-world air ticket that uses one airline alliance. Theoretically, any routing…Read Morearrow_forward
Booking 'on the road'
Booking on the road: Technology has made travel easier than ever and more and more people are carrying gadgets with them even on round the…Read Morearrow_forward
RTW MAPS Finding maps locally is hit or miss, with little rhyme or reason as to how useful or effective they will be. I recommend bringing…Read Morearrow_forward
RTW Trip How much?
RTW Trip How much? It’s difficult to estimate how much your trip will cost. The important question is – what kind of trip do you…Read Morearrow_forward
HOW much Time?
HOW much time do I need? The actual flight time to circumnavigate the planet is about 40 hours. With 196 countries stretched around the planet’s…Read Morearrow_forward
Gap year: work and travel around the world
GAP YEAR around the world: It doesn’t matter if you are working or doing volunteering, all it takes is some ongoing interaction with locals to…Read Morearrow_forward
HOW to travel cheap
The key to saving money on the road is not to concentrate exclusively on the big expenditures, but to find small savings along every step…Read Morearrow_forward
Travel philosophy People you meet “off the beaten track” tend to be more genuine, as they haven’t been hardened by years of loud tour groups…Read Morearrow_forward
There is still no specific website dedicated exclusively to round the world tours, apart from this one! But you can try discussion boards such as…Read Morearrow_forward
Guides and Literature
RTW GUIDE: A wide variety of resources can help you decide where you want to go, and when: the Internet, libraries, book-stores, guidebooks, tourist boards,…Read Morearrow_forward
One thing that travellers often forget to mentally prepare for, is the different concept of time and space on the road. With buses that don’t…Read Morearrow_forward
LANGUAGES while travelling around the world: If you want to travel the world, you need to speak English! No language is as widely studied as…Read Morearrow_forward
TRAVEL WITH MONEY Credit card withdrawals are generally the easiest and best way to get money while travelling. But as you’ll not find them everywhere,…Read Morearrow_forward
TRAVELERS HEATH See a doctor at least two months before your trip around the world, and follow his advice on physical preparation and immunization. Remember…Read Morearrow_forward
Passports & Visas
Passport & Visa to Travel Around the World Most trips around the world need visas in addition to a passport for at least some of the…Read Morearrow_forward
Keep in Touch
How to keep in touch while traveling Around the World In the Era of Communication, it’s becoming more and more easy to call or get…Read Morearrow_forward
INSURANCE Travel insurance is a confusing term, as it is used to refer to insurance against many different types of risks: travel medical insurance, medical…Read Morearrow_forward
Trains Around the World
Trains are the safest, most environmental, and often the fastest and most comfortable means of land transportation. Trains are generally cheaper than planes, but fares…Read Morearrow_forward
TRAVEL ON FREIGHTERS Some transoceanic cargo ships have cabins for a few passengers in addition to those for their crew. Cargo ships charge less than…Read Morearrow_forward
On the Road
AROUND THE WORLD BY CAR Over landing is usually the cheapest way to travel. And anything can happen …and usually does! Road travel has a…Read Morearrow_forward
WHO travels around the world?
People that Travel Around the World People who buy RTW tickets are far more diverse than most people would imagine. Travelling the world, I noted…Read Morearrow_forward
Bicycles, Buses, Hitchhiking
TRAVEL RTW LOW COST: Bicycles Bicycles are the world’s most common vehicles. For a good reason as they are also the most energy-efficient form of…Read Morearrow_forward
WHEN to go where?
AFRICA Middle East and North Africa The climate in most of this region is uniformly torrid, except for the Sahara desert. The flatter the land…Read Morearrow_forward
WHY travelling alone - or with others?
One of the biggest decisions facing any traveller, is whether or not to go alone. There are several factors to consider: Benefits of traveling solo Travelling…Read Morearrow_forward
WHERE to go?
WHERE TO GO AROUND THE WORLD: We are often told that modern technology has turned our planet into a small world. There aren’t many countries…Read Morearrow_forward
WHEN to Travel?
BEST PERIOD TO TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD: Travel seasons The tourist season is climatically favourable, but plagued with crowds and, as a result, more expensive.…Read Morearrow_forward
WHICH direction, RTW East or West?
RTW EAST OR WEST: If you are on a quick round the world tour, then going westward is important, because you don’t have to keep…Read Morearrow_forward
Cruises Around the World
CRUISES AROUND THE WORLD: Circling the world on a cruise, generally takes 3 to 4 months, with minimum prices, going from 20,000 to 60,000 US$…Read Morearrow_forward
BAGGAGE AROUND THE WORLD: If in doubt, leave it out! Keep your luggage within the standard international airline baggage limit: generally 20kg per person. Don’t…Read Morearrow_forward
Around the World Boat
Hitching rides on yachts is possible but not to be relied on. Your chances are best if you have sailing experience and contacts in the…Read Morearrow_forward
RTW TRAVEL AGENCIES The first step in arranging your Air Transportation – once you have chosen your initial list of desired destinations – it is to…Read Morearrow_forward
You can hop on a freighter across the ocean, then buy a car, or maybe a motorcycle, travel and then trade it in for a…Read Morearrow_forward