Hi, I was thinking about going on a world trip taking a year out from uni but need some advice and answers to some deciding questions. Any help you could give would be great.
1) Is it better to go on a year long trip not really knowing where you end up or what you are going to do, or going on a 3 month trip for example with a lot of activities and destinations planned out. I mean I would really like to go sky diving, skuba diving and all that adventurous kind of stuff and I dont really think i'd be able to afford any of that if I spent a year abroad would I?
2)Is it easy to find work in countries abroad? How much would you be earning from this?Is it easy to fund activities abroad when working or are you pretty much working to buy food and live?
3)If i was looking at spending a year abroad how much roughly would i need to get started? Would i literally just need the money for the ticket and enough to last me the first couple of months or are we talking closer to £10,000?
4)How much money have people here spent on there world trip travels?
Again any help would be great...TY
btw thought I shud add info like...
I'd be roughing it so hostels and stuff (no big fancy hotels)
The kind of countries I'm interested in visitng are...Singapore,Thailand,Australia,Fiji,China
Maybe not all of them but as much of them as I could visit
Knew I forgot a question
5)How did you world travellers afford your trips? How long were you saving for?
Hi kobalt, i'll do my best to answer a couple of questions for you
First of all, if you're a first-time or inexperienced traveller, maybe shortening your trip and packing it full of activities will suit u better. You can plan it a little more than you would be able to a year-long trip, and hopefully your budget will allow for those awesome experiences you're after! Don't get me wrong, a year-long RTW would be great, and you should definitely consider it at some stage, but just thought you might like to start off small and significant
Finding work will depend on the countries you visit and the skills you already have. Australia's a great place to find work, everything from fruit picking to waitressing, to something related to your degree possibly. Investigate where you might like to work abroad before you go, so you have the correct visas etc.....unless you plan on working under the table
World trips are of course a lot of money, but there's ways to help out the finances - obviously if, as above, you plan on working at some stage you won't need to start out with your whole budget in your back pocket. Certain places are cheaper to travel in, backpacker favourites being Thailand and many of the Asian countries. Apart from Japan - Japan is expensive!!!
So basically sit down and plan and ideal trip out on paper so you start the ball rolling; where you'd ike to go, what time of year, activities you wanna do in each place, time you wanna spend there etc etc etc. Have fun and let us know what you decide