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If you asked ten different people how to travel around the World, you would be sure to get a wide range of answers.
For the younger age group, it might be backpacking and hostelling, taking a gap-year between school and University or a post-graduate sabbatical and maybe volunteering or working in various jobs to finance the trip. You can find some great ideas for gap-year travel at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1206606/A-level-results-gap-year-travel-ideas.html
For the retired, older age group, it might be a long-planned and long saved-for trip of a lifetime. It might be a luxury round the World cruise like the ‘Around the World in 180 Days’ offered by Oceania Cruises, or luxury package tours, staying in fine hotels, with guided excursions, entertainment and informative, educational talks on the local history, flora and fauna of each destination.
For those with young families or hectic work schedules, round the World might have to be in several stages, over many years of vacations, breaking the trip into smaller, more manageable sections that could be done within the time-frame and the budget available.
Some people would want to take the fast route, jetting between destinations, exploring locally and then jetting off to the next place on the itinerary. For others, the journey itself is the important thing, they choose to take the slow route, by local, public transport – whether that might be bus, rickshaw, camel or mule, riverboat or canoe.
Some choose to visit only the famous tourist destinations, the wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal or the Pyramids while others seek out rich, vibrant experiences by immersing themselves in the lifestyle and culture of the places they pass through on their journey.
Achieving Your Perfect Round The World Trip
There is no single answer for how to travel around the World. It is a personal choice, depending on so many factors but once you have decided on the style of travel and the destinations that would make up your perfect trip and the budget you have available, there are many ways to find the help you need to realize your ambitions.
Contact your local High Street Travel Agent. They might not be as cheap as the discount, online sites, but their wealth of experience is worth paying that little bit extra for – especially if you have never made a long trip before and you are nervous about striking out on your own. If you are more confident, there are many excellent websites with a huge variety of ‘off the rack’ packages to suit all budgets, age groups and interests.