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How to Plan a Trip Around the World by Peter

By: Peter

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Peter of Joyful Source teaches us how to bring in the new decade with a trip around the world.

Now that we’ve set foot in 2020, it’s time to start planning some spectacular things to do in the new decade.

However, life can be quite difficult to foresee and you can never really be sure about what’ll happen. Even though you perhaps do not know who you’re going to marry, how many kids you will have or where exactly you will live until 2030, there are some things that you can plan out, and also things that can be great.

One such thing is a trip around the world, and even though it might sound extremely expensive and almost an impossible thing to plan out right now, the truth is different – this is the perfect time to start thinking about it.

Now, you can play this in two different ways: you can either plan out your trip around the world all at once, or simply separate it into several shorter trips. So, take a look at how to plan out this amazing endeavor:

Allocate the Time

Embarking on an around-the-world thing is not a small thing, and it’ll definitely take you a lot of time. This is why, as already mentioned, it would be best to opt for one of the two options.

The first one requires some more time off work, as you’ll travel to at least 12 countries and spend a couple of days in each, so you’ll need approximately two months for this.

Or, you could divide this into several shorter trips and return home after each one. The benefit of the latter approach is that you won’t have to ask for a lot of time off work, and more importantly, you’ll be able to divide these trips into different months or different years.

For example, opt to visit Africa in 2020, Asia in 2021, Australia in 2022 and so on.

Think of the Transportation

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One of the biggest concerns people have before setting out for an around-the-world trip is the fact that they’ll have to think a lot about transportation in different countries.

This means that you won’t be able to rent a car and use it for all countries – you’ll probably have to do so in every country that you decide to see.

However, what can use the perks of the XXI century and make the traveling process easier. For example, when you decide to see Australia, it would be a good idea to consider private airport transfers in Sydney as it’ll make your Australian experience easier.

Similarly, you might be able to rent a car in a European country and use it to take a road trip throughout other countries as well (but make sure you know which countries are members of the European Union and which are not).

Map out Your Route

Once you decide when you want to go on your trip around the world, it’s time to decide on the first destinations. Only when you do that will you be able to carefully map out your route and create the easiest – and most importantly – the cheapest experience.

Some plane tickets are cheaper than others, so knowing in advance all the airports that you’ll land on and all the countries and cities that you want to see will help you save a lot of money, especially if the order of the places you want to visit isn’t important to you.

Quick tip: It would be excellent if you kept the destinations on the same continent together, as this is will help you save time (and money) on transportation. So, if you want to visit several countries in Europe, make sure to do that at the same time.

Consider Buying the Tickets in Advance

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Apart from buying the plane tickets and booking the accommodation in advance, it’s a great idea to buy any museum/landscape tickets in advance, as well.

This might be important if you want to see certain landmarks of a country, especially if it’s quite popular. If you don’t book your Versailles, Louvres or Anne Frank house in Amsterdam at the right time, the chances of you not being able to find a ticket for that particular day are very, very high.

In Conclusion

Yes, planning an around-the-world trip is definitely not the easiest idea, but it’s a project that will take a lot of the new decade. And after all, it’s a great project, one that you will really, really enjoy!


Peter is a lifestyle and food writer at Joyful Source magazine.
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