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Only 2 months to see what I can, any suggestions

Travel Forums General Talk Only 2 months to see what I can, any suggestions

1. Posted by ManxScot (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi all, I've always wanted to travel the world, back packer style, I'm now 43 (but very active and enthusiastic) I'm married, and have been caught in the rat race and never really travelled (apart from holidays)
The bottom line is my wife has gave her blessing for me to travel the world for 2 to 3 months (if its not on suite, she's not interested, hence going it alone, budget style)

All I know is there’s a lot of wonderful (and probably little known) places I must see in my once in a live time opportunity, and I don't know were to start?

So I would like to ask you seasoned travel's, in your opinion, where is a must go? From your advice, I'm hoping to put together a loose itinerary, and organise a round the world flight ticket, with bussing and hitching in between.

Any suggestions/information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

ManxScot

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Hi,
I think you have a good wife;) My girlfriend let's me travel several times a year myself as well...thank god.

But in 2-3 months, you will have to focus on 1 continent.
I would focus on a part where you still can travel without any real problems, but see something different than the west.
So south east asia would be a good idea, with thailand and malaysia (ok, a little bit developed of course) being good options. Maybe try to fit in a side trip to cambodia.
Another possibility would be the transsib with some stops in Mongolia and further travelling through China.

A third good option would some south american countries, like Bolivia and Peru. Maybe start in argentina or chile to get used to the environment.

But also nice is closer to home: the middle east area and caucasus area. Cheap tickets to Istanbul and then travelling in Turkey and on to Georgia and Armenia or Syria and Jordan. All very safe countries.

Costa Rica/Panama is another option....

It's hard to tell in detail because of the open question of course. Have fun! Michael

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

How important is the passport stamp collection??

If racking up the stamps isn't a big issue (it is for some travelers), then Canada, US and Mexico could all be options. Though they don't give passport stamps. the lower 48 states have a lot to see/do and many of them are as unique as being their own country.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

How important is the passport stamp collection??

If racking up the stamps isn't a big issue (it is for some travelers), then Canada, US and Mexico could all be options. Though they don't give passport stamps. the lower 48 states have a lot to see/do and many of them are as unique as being their own country.

Actually, what is your favorite state Isa?

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

Wel it is kind of difficult to ask others where you want to travel. We have different likes and disslikes. I would suggest making a short list of places you have always to see and then figure out how to link them together. Maybe you want to see the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Angorwat, the pyramids, or hike Kilimanjaro. Then you once you get your list you can start piecing it together. Hope this helps a bit.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello ManxScot

Dont miss India.
It is the ultimate travel experience.

Also, I loved Equador.

Mel