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RTW - doing too much?

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1. Posted by Beckiboo (Respected Member 134 posts) 10y

Hi everyone

I'm planning a RTW trip next march with my boyfriend. Initially we looked at doing a route something like London - Canada - America - South America - NZ - Oz - Vietnam - Nepal - India - London.
I've looked at some of the other routes people are taking and I'm wondering if we're doing too much, trying to cram too much into one trip?
We're probably going with about £5000 each and we want to work as little as possible! Do you think we're being a bit too optimistic with our route? Should we maybe leave America out and do that on a seperate travelling holiday? Obviously America is going to use up most of our money, so Im thinking maybe a RTW trip to just Oz/NZ and Asia is better?

Or could we logically do it all in one go?!

2. Posted by road_trip (Full Member 203 posts) 10y

I kind of had the same worries with my plan; was I trying to fit too much in too little time? It boiled down to yes.
I want to see more of the world than I already have, thus the motivation for my travels. However if I try and fit loads in I would miss so much more. Constantly moving about may allow you to see lots more, but I think it will hinder your 'experience'. If you want to experience different cultures and fully appreciate the places you visit you cant simply spend a quick day there. You need time to absorb the atmosphere.

As I see it, I'll live a happier life knowing I really explored a few countries, rather than scratching the surface of loads in a mad rush.;)

3. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 10y

Hi, I would def say to leave America to its very own trip. There is so much to see and do, that you could spend 6 months in America alone - if u had the visa of course! - and spend all of your money. I hope to take in Canada and then Asia / OZ and NZ fairly soon, but am planning on doing America some other time.