Here are some questions to ask yourself that will help you define your travels, set a travel budget, and figure out how much to start with:

Define the Trip:

  • How long will my trip be?
  • Where am I going? (Pay attention to the cost of living/traveling through those countries.)
  • Where am I starting? (People who live in Australia and New Zealand, for example, need to pay a lot to go abroad due to their relative isolation, but can also get great deals on Round-The-World (RTW) tickets, which are usually least expensive when starting there.)
  • What do I want to do? (Volunteering can reduce your expenses; skydiving won’t.)
  • Why am I going? Are you expecting all-inclusive vacations in Europe, or rustic home-stays, or are you on a mission to conquer mountains, or do you want to hit the backpacker trail?)


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