What a wonderful gathering of common interest & friendly people! I've finally come out of my shell & decided to be a participant. I'm planning my first RTW trip and most destinations if not all of it will be kept between the Tropic of Cancer & Tropic of Capricorn (what can I say, Winter & I don't get along). I wanted to know how many of you out there planned your trips meticulously (my first gut instinct) and how many of you decided what tickled your fancy once at the destination (what I'm leaning towards now)?
I've left my job of 10 years (yesterday!), and am aiming to take the next 12-18 month off. I decided this about a month ago, and am aiming to take off for November 1st. Thankfully I've been great at saving the past decade, so having the funds wasn't a true concern, but now I feel I'm scrambling to get all the destinations, accommodations, visas, flights,... and the growing list of To-Do's finalized. Help me de-stress & recompose! What have you all done in the past to get prepared?
So far this is a fairly set list of countries in my itinerary:
I have only 1 absolute goal & that is to learn Spanish! I'm dedicating the latter half of my trip to realizing this.
Huge thanks in advance for those who will take the time & enlighten me!