I am seriously looking at a RTW trip at the start of next year, so trying to get as much information as possible beforehand.
I am looking at travelling for 6-12 months and I am looking at working whilst travelling (I am a website designer / developer), so as long as I can find Internet connection within an area I should be ok.
My question / concern is how will I keep my belongings safe? I will be travelling with my MacBook and possibly my iPad, so I obviously want to travel with safety. If you are staying in hotels, hostels or b&b's where you may be sharing with others, how do I keep those things safe, or will I have to keep my eye on it at all times? Will they have safes or anything similar?
Leave your gadgets in your hotel room. Internet connection will be available in your accommodation or else you can request for it. It will be better to do your work from your hotel room rather than on the way.
If you plan to do webpage development or serious work via internet, it might be challenging. In developed countries, such as Europe, Canada, U.S., Japan or Australia, no problem. But in many parts of Russia, Asia, Africa, Latin America, etc. the internet will be either too slow and/or too expensive. The internet in most hotels in China (unless it's a 5-star hotel in Beijing or Shanghai) is excruciatingly slow. And not at all cheap. Not to mention that all the good websites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, wordpress, blogspot, flickr, etc.) are blocked. You have to use a VPN, which slows it down even more.
As for security, no way would I leave a computer in my hotel room- in any country. But most hotels have a safe- if not in the room, then at the front desk.