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Designing a route around the world
In everything that flows into the planing of a long-term journey, the design of your route around the world is the pleasure factor. Would you like to go to London, Bangkok, the Great Barrier Reef or Machu Picchu? Travelling around the world, you can see them all! These are our hints and ideas for creating a worldwide route.
What is on your wish book? First of all you have to create your wish lists. The places that you should visit should be at the forefront of your route planning. When there is a place in the world that you really want to dive into, now is the ideal moment, because long distance trips give you the luxuries of it all.
However, some holiday resorts have a tight schedule that offers the best travelling experiences. If, for example, you want to visit Africa to observe the wildebeests' hike through the Masaai Mara, you should schedule a visit to Serengeti National Park between July and September. As soon as you have scheduled this date, you can set your route on both sides of these itineraries.
These are small window times throughout the year when hiking to the EBC is perfect. Our whole route is scheduled to be in Nepal by the end of September and until October, just to make this hike. It is our belief that children should also contribute to the travel-route. Tyler and Kara were asked for one or two places they really wanted to go, and these were included in our route.
Shall you go eastward or westward? When traveling from westward to eastward, you loose one extra minute each timezone you jump over. If, for example, you are flying from New York to Barcelona, you loose five and a half minutes. As soon as you have crossed the IDL, you get all the while back.
It'?s a wacky experiance... it felt like travelling through space. Arriving in Los Angeles at 1 pm on 23 July, we regained our tag that we had gradually missed on our journey around the world. In addition, we were allowed to observe the sundown a second times on the same one.
Travelling from the east to the west, you loose an whole tag when traversing the IDL, but you will gradually regain that tag, hours by hours, as you traverse timezones. Besides, a lot of folks say they fly less jet lag from East to East to West. You know, we went from westward to eastward.
This is the way we chose to go because we wanted to begin in Europe (and we are living on the eastern shore of the USA) and we wanted to come to Nepal at the end of September. It' possible to schedule your trip so that you are always on the move during the hotter seasons. As an added advantage, you don't have to wrap your equipment in your bags and you don't have to wear a lot of hot clothes, which reduces the amount of items you carry around the world.
Think about how much it will cost to go to each state on your schedule. When you travel on a budgeted basis, the best places to keep your expenses down are Asia, South America, parts of Africa and East Europe. Generally, the most costly destinations are Japan, Australia, New Zealand, North America and Western Europe.
Those more costly nations can be involved in a budgetary trip, but don't dwell long and be ready to remain in budgetary shelter. We' ve been travelling for 13 moths. Nine and a half moths were in Asia, just over a mot in Europe, six week in South Africa and almost two mot in Oceania.
RWT or one-way ticket? There are two ways to book your flights: an RTV ticket or a range of one-way fares. This is a set of services connecting towns around the world, all operated by a single carrier alliances. Oneworld and Star Alliance are the two largest providers of door-to-door ticket services.
A third firm, Air Treks, provides RTW ticketing on most airlines. You can also choose to reserve one-way flight ticket during your trip. It provides more versatility than RTW passes, but requires more work from your side and may be more costly.
There are many different types of rule associated with ticketed items in your ticket. Tracking back during your round-the-world trip will be punished, so this may affect your travel schedule if you are planning to use an RWT ticket. Please see our article on the pros and cons of using one way or one way ticket for more information. It' almost not possible to reach every goal at the right season.
You may not want to go to India and Nepal during the honeymoon time. The main tourist seasons usually coincide with the best meteorological periods, but you will have higher numbers of visitors and higher prices for accommodation and activity. For the low seasons, the opposite is true: low visitor numbers, low prices, but sometimes less than perfect wheather.
Travelling is strenuous. Too much to do leads to tourney out. Be sure to include many "free" holidays in your route. This might seem like a great deal of free play, but we could have used more of it. When you are not travelling with an RTW ticket, you can be free to choose your own timetable.
There is no law that says that you must plan your whole route and carve it in stones before you go. When you go for a year, you may only have the first six month scheduled. While traveling, you may get to know new places, and you can include them at the end of your route.
Initially we had been planning a 12-month journey. Prior to the beginning of our journey we had the first six moths scheduled with a general route for the second six moths. During the journey we scheduled the second half of the journey, extended it by another third and slightly altered the end of our route.
It'?s a big world. 1 year is like a long while. There' 196 places in the world. Our tour around the world leads us to 15 - 20 different nationalities. Yes, you can travel around the world in more than 20 different nations in one year, but your spending is increasing and the amount of spending you have to invest in each nation is decreasing.
Simply savour the fact that you still have many new places to discover once your journey around the world is over. In 13 month we have been to 35 different nationalities. It was a very demanding route, but it was perfectly for us. Our stay was only a few ours in some Vatican States, Denmark, Lesotho and Zambia, which resulted in an increase in the number of foreign destinations.
However, we moved so often and saw so much that we ended the year with a beautiful case of trip-burn out.