Traveling Around the World: 5 Steps to Your Next Adventure

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Traveling Around the World: 5 Steps to Your Next Adventure

Traveling the globe is a dream for travelers everywhere. While this dream may seem out of reach, it is doable if you plan it with travel experts like glamourdmc.com. Making a plan involves a few steps to getting started and being ready to take on this grand adventure. Follow this guide to help you as you begin this journey.

  1. Plan Your Route

The first step in planning your global travels is deciding the route you wish to take. Making this choice includes which direction you want to travel in, which countries you will stop in and your departure and arrival ports- remembering these do not have to be the same spot. Depending on who you are traveling with, this route may change. For example, you probably don’t want to include a Himalayan trek with small children. Once set, you can plan for the rest of the trip, including schedule, budgets and reservations. As you plan, deciding which spots are a must-see and where you have some flexibility will help you plan a route that works for both your interests and your wallet.

  1. Decide on Your Schedule

Now that you know where you want to go, it’s time to decide when and for how long. Some people take up to a year off of work for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. However, that is not a realistic option for most people. While thanks to long-haul flights, you can technically travel around the world in the span of a short weekend, most travel experts agree that a minimum of 10 days is needed. You can set your schedule by looking at your destinations, how much time you need to travel to them and how much time you want to spend there. Keep in mind your budget as you set your schedule, as this will affect how you travel.

  1. Set Your Budget

The biggest part of any round the world trip is ensuring you can afford it. When you are making your budget, you need to include the costs before you travel, visas, vaccinations, etc., and during the trip, food, hotel/hostel, transportation, entrance fees and incidentals. You will also want to set aside an amount for any emergencies. This emergency budget should not include your travel insurance in its total. One of the easiest ways to break this budget is by spending on small items and telling yourself this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. Be sure to include a small cushion for extra spending for each destination to help keep your budget while traveling.

  1. Make Reservations

Now that you have a budget, it’s time to make your reservations. When making reservations, you have a few options based on your budget and travel style. You can travel by air, utilizing airline points and round-the-world tickets, by sea with an all-inclusive cruise, or plan each section individually. Depending on when you go, the prices for these can change, and it’s worth researching these costs before booking. Once at the destination, be sure to have reservations ready so you can check-in and go right away. Do the legwork and research each hotel/hostel to ensure it is legitimate and safe. Finally, keep a printed copy of your reservations while you travel, just in case.

  1. Manage Your Expectations

Finally, you want to manage your expectations. While you will experience and explore parts of the world many never see, you may not be there at the perfect season or for every event. Start looking at your goals vs objectives for your trip. If your goal is to enjoy wine at the Bad Dürkheim's Wurstmarkt, then you need to recognize that this may mean forgoing other spots to ensure you arrive in time. Each destination has incredible sites, festivals and events that you will want to explore. However, be realistic in what you can do in the time you have there. Even if you miss something, there are always other new experiences to have that will be life-transforming.

Just remember that, whenever and wherever you go, to enjoy this incredible travel opportunity. 

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