Taking some time away from working or studying to travel around the world is one of the most rewarding things anyone can do. Memories will be made with new sights and sounds, new friends and an amazing array of new stories. Following our eight simple steps will help you to make the most of every single minute and every destination.
Have a plan
Before you do anything for your trip, the first thing to consider is where you would like to go. Are you interested in heading to Thailand, Australia, Montenegro or Argentina? Buying a multi-stop flight will let you experience many different countries, but ensure that you are not paying through the teeth for the privilege. Having a loose plan of which gives you an overview of which countries you will be in and when, will give your trip some stability and ensure you get to see a lot of the world.
Take as little as possible
There is no need to take three jumpers and four pairs of jeans. You are traveling the world, not heading out on a fashion shoot. Make sure you take the essentials, but leave behind anything that you think you can do without. A small backpack will be easier to carry, so think if you really need that seventh t-shirt before carrying it around the world.
Leave room for souvenirs
When you find a special place and a great location, you will want to buy something which will remind you of it. A souvenir is a great way to do this, but you will want to make sure that you have left room in your bag to carry it. Don’t completely fill your bag to the very brim.
Pack a good camera
You will undoubtedly see some of the most amazing sights the world has to offer, a special sunset of the empty beach or a view straight across the mountains. You will want more than a camera phone to ensure you get a photo worthy of the view. A compact SLR is a great option to produce the high quality images and not take up too much space.
Take spare memory
You will take thousands of images on your trip and you will fill up any memory card you have put in your camera. There is no need to delete any images, when a spare memory card will take up no room in your bag and allow you to take thousands more pictures.
Boardshorts are shorts
When you are trying to take less baggage you will start to look for space saving alternatives. A pair of comfortable board shorts will stop you taking any other shorts. You’ll probably spend most of your trip wearing them, so make sure they are comfortable.
Stop overs are a bonus
Normally, when you fly, a stop-over in a random country is annoying. It only serves to delay your final arrival. During a trip around the world, these become enjoyable quick trips. A five-hour stop-over in Qatar, can either be a long cup of coffee or become an intense sprint around the city.
Buy good insurance
There is no back-up like a good insurance policy. Injuries, theft and loss could unfortunately be a part of your trip. These could lead to you coming home after paying the doctor’s bill and running out of money or you could fill in the insurance forms and continue on your trip.
Traveling around the world is a brilliant, eye-opening experience which you will remember for the rest of your life. These simple tips could help you make the most of every second.
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We are Gadi and Tun - the midlife runaways. We regard our selves as a “world citizens” and currently we live and explore in China. We've decided to start this blog to share our awe and adventures with friends, family and all the people who love to travel. Feel free to comment and to join. And most important, don’t forget the state of “Being in Awe” with the world.
Hi there! We are a couple, and we like to travel. We regard our selves as a “world citizens” and currently we live and explore in China. We’ve decided to start this blog to share our awe and adventures with friends, family and all the people who love to travel. Feel free to comment and to join. And most important, don’t forget the state of “Being in Awe”.