Last updated on August 7, 2021
My heart pitter-pattered with fear when I touched down in Sydney way back in 2008. That was the first day of my first year-long around the world trip. With little (and I mean very little!) information online about long-term travel back then, this website documented my trip, and also shared all the practical details of world travel. Travel blogging was in its infancy and those with a dream to travel the world were left to hunt through forums for advice, or check dated library books from the library. Thirteen years later, this website is still the single most comprehensive resource online about long-term and around the world travel.
Do you plan to travel the world?
If so, use the detailed resources below to suss out all the nitty gritty details about planning world travel. Since that first day on the road back in 2008, I’ve completed numerous round the world trips, and just a bunch of general world travel since then. Below you’ll find answers every single reader question I’ve fielded over the years about long-term travel, and also everything I’ve figured out through trial and error (an FAQ page houses the more niche reader questions about planning world travel). Although I traveled solo for the bulk of my round the world trips, since then I’ve traveled and volunteered with friends, family, and even my four tween-aged nieces and nephews—and I’ve even compiled resources from my decade+ of working from the road.
Planning a trip around the world can seem overwhelming. From deciding if world travel is right for you to packing for a year to budgeting for your trip and picking out the right travel itinerary—below I share every hard-learned lesson with you. This page use to house a novels worth of words in one spot—just a book-length download on world travel. For your sake (and mine), it’s now cataloged into separate posts to tackle every major subject you need to know when plotting, planning, and successfully navigating your world travels.
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These are the booking engines, guidebooks, and travel companies I use every time I’m planning a trip.
Let me know if you have any other questions or something I can help you with; I am happy to lend an ear or help you find the resources you need to plan your own world travels. I look forward to chatting! :)
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