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A survey question on RTW travel

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1. Posted by trailbound (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

To those who have done RTW travel, I would appreciate your feedbacks on the following questions:

1. Do you feel it was better to do the RTW in one long trek or breaking up the journey in several segments spreading over several years?

2. How far along into the RTW travel before you feel a sense of cultural overload and physically tired?

3. Looking back, what would you have done differently in regard to your planning and experiencing the journey.

Thanks mates!

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

I'm not sure what you mean by question 1. Are you suggesting that people might go home in between the stages? Because, I don't think I would consider that a RTW - just a series of good trips.

Or are you just suggesting that people stay in one place for a longer time before moving on?

As for the answers to the others

2. It comes and goes. Sometimes you've had enough of it all and then you experience something really cool and can keep going for a while longer.

3. Not anything that I can think of - it all worked out pretty well :)

3. Posted by trailbound (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

I'm not sure what you mean by question 1. Are you suggesting that people might go home in between the stages? Because, I don't think I would consider that a RTW - just a series of good trips.

Exactly. What I meant was the comparison between visiting a few countries at a time and many countries in one single journey. I was wondering about the possible fatigue or "saturation" aspects that may arise in the case of being on the road for too long. I notice some travellers experience homesickness after being on the road for awhile, especially when unpleasant experiences are encountered.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Personally I prefer multiple short trips over a longer period time. It spreads the fun :)

Though budget wise, it would work out cheaper to get it all out of the way in one long trip. And it's hard to go on short trips every year if you only get a few weeks off. If you can take an extended period off, the RTW is a good option and a very enjoyable one at that !!