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Do I get a one way ticket and go with flow?......or plan?

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1. Posted by Loz89 (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Im a virgin to big time travelling. My plan at the moment is to buy a one way ticket to NZ for Sep/Oct. My plan is to then work and travel then book a ticket to my next destination from there. Basically im going completely unplanned and want to just see where the wind takes me......

Is this a good idea? Or would it be better to buy a round the world ticket and be more organised????

thanks

2. Posted by HeyMark (Budding Member 12 posts) 7y

I'm completely new to the whole travelling thing aswell, flying to Sydney in October. I've just booked a one way ticket, I think it adds to the sense of adventure, means i can move on whenever i want. I'll see where things take me!

3. Posted by DanUK2009 (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

I'm a one way ticket flyer aswell!

Booked my flight to Brisbane on 17th April and have no return and no plan on what i am doing so i am going with the flow, i think its best this way because it you plan then you have to stick to it and makes it more difficult if say you wanted to stay in a destination longer or shorter than anticipated.

And have never travelled alone before or even travelled at all, this is my first time :D!

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Apr-2009, at 14:55 by DanUK2009 ]

4. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

Buy a RTW ticket! It works out ALOT cheap, especially if you are wanting to travel thousands of miles. It is valid for 1 year and is normally pretty flexible to change dates and possibly destinations while you are away.

I paid 1300 pounds for my RTW ticket in Jan 2008, and that included the following stops:

UK - NY - LA - Fiji - NZ - OZ - Bali - Singapore - Bangkok - UK

When flying into a country you can also fly into one city and depart through another, which obviously has its advances and means you dont have to backtrack i.e. I flew into Auckland and departed out of Christchurch when travelling NZ.

However, if you are planning to work for a year in OZ/NZ etc, then i wouldn't bother as it would have expired before you are ready to start travelling again.

Have a chat with someone at STA or Travelnation, which are a couple of the main travel agencies in the UK that offer such tickets.

Hope it helps.:)

Oh and by the way this is my 200th post!! whoop whoop to me!

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Apr-2009, at 20:54 by jadeverell ]

5. Posted by Loz89 (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Quoting DanUK2009

I'm a one way ticket flyer aswell!

Booked my flight to Brisbane on 17th April and have no return and no plan on what i am doing so i am going with the flow, i think its best this way because it you plan then you have to stick to it and makes it more difficult if say you wanted to stay in a destination longer or shorter than anticipated.

And have never travelled alone before or even travelled at all, this is my first time :D!

Awesome, thnks. Glad to know im not alone in this. Its comforting other first time travellers are doing it too. Thankyou

6. Posted by Loz89 (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Quoting HeyMark

I'm completely new to the whole travelling thing aswell, flying to Sydney in October. I've just booked a one way ticket, I think it adds to the sense of adventure, means i can move on whenever i want. I'll see where things take me!

I totally agree, think its more exciting. Just needed to know i wasnt being naieve. Thankyou! x

7. Posted by Loz89 (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Quoting jadeverell

Buy a RTW ticket! It works out ALOT cheap, especially if you are wanting to travel thousands of miles. It is valid for 1 year and is normally pretty flexible to change dates and possibly destinations while you are away.

I paid 1300 pounds for my RTW ticket in Jan 2008, and that included the following stops:

UK - NY - LA - Fiji - NZ - OZ - Bali - Singapore - Bangkok - UK

When flying into a country you can also fly into one city and depart through another, which obviously has its advances and means you dont have to backtrack i.e. I flew into Auckland and departed out of Christchurch when travelling NZ.

However, if you are planning to work for a year in OZ/NZ etc, then i wouldn't bother as it would have expired before you are ready to start travelling again.

Have a chat with someone at STA or Travelnation, which are a couple of the main travel agencies in the UK that offer such tickets.

Hope it helps.:)

Oh and by the way this is my 200th post!! whoop whoop to me!

Cheers! Im planning on working in NZ for a while but I also want to see Thailand and Singapore and probably some other places if i can. Think I'l talk to an agency for to find the cheapest way around it. Thankyou! x Oh and congratulations on your 200th post! I feel very privillaged! ha :)

8. Posted by miket.rtw (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

RTW tickets are usually restricted to 12 months so if you are going for longer one way is the only option..

9. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 7y

I went with the flow, but I'm going back in October because I didn't really plan much. Which ment I was in Sydney for 4 months. So this time I have a plan, then im off to New Zealand.

But im still getting a one way ticket :)

10. Posted by miket.rtw (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

Quoting jasonh2015

I went with the flow, but I'm going back in October because I didn't really plan much. Which ment I was in Sydney for 4 months. So this time I have a plan, then im off to New Zealand.

But im still getting a one way ticket :)

Ive done the same i currently have a one way ticket to hong kong, then will end up in aus after travelling through china, japan.. all i really know is that i will be getting a ferry from china to japan and jetstar fly from japan to the gold coast:)