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11. Posted by Rundmc83 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey, I am also 30 and have the exact same reservations! I'm heading to Sydney early February on a WHV for 12 months. Nothing like leaving it until the last minute!

12. Posted by JamesTUK1986 (Budding Member 16 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hello hello

Touché looking to do similar thing. Have booked a flight to Brisbane in April was planning a month there and then onto NZ maybe Auckland to find a job as have WHV for 12 months then maybe doing to same thing on the way back through Aus.

Afraid I have no advice as am pretty clueless, but be more than happy too say hi if our paths cross. You planning on working much? I'm going to take about 5 grand should imagine won't last too long

13. Posted by T66anh (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi all thanks for your replies.

I'm in two minds at the moment as worried about renting out the house and effectively making myself homeless to live out a dream. But I think these are natural feelings and I just need to book it up!

I have decided to go from uk to Hong Kong for a month then to New Zealand Auckland as the whv is a lot cheaper than the oz visa! I intend on working as much as I can so I can holiday in oz, Fiji and then on to queenstown as I feel that it will be more suited to me ie skydiving bungee jumping just lots of sporting activities there!

Would welcome meeting up with anyone if we end up in the same place at the same time

I have to travel back to the uk in September as sister is getting married but if I enjoy it then I'll be on the next plane back to the other side of the world lol x

14. Posted by peterters (Inactive 6 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I still have a few years before I turn 30 and I wanted to travel alone already. There are also lots of places that I wanted to visit. :)
Anyway, good luck on you upcoming journey, and just relax and enjoy as long as you can. ;)

15. Posted by margaritaa (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi to all of you!

It is reassuring to read all your messages :)
Most people I know who've traveled alone either took a sabbatical or did some kind of volunteering, so I have many reservations about the whole thing as well; I have already quit my job and plan to start travelling in March-April 2014 to Japan (for the cherry blossom season), New Zealand & Fiji.

Hope to cross paths with some of you and then maybe we'll revisit our initial concerns! :)

16. Posted by BOPillowcase (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi - I'm now in my mid-thirties and am currently half way through my second Round the World trip. (Wow, saying mid-thirties makes me feel old!)

I really don't think it's ever to late to start long-distance travelling and I think you'll be surprised by the ages of the people you meet - I meet far more people aged 25 - 35 than I meet aged 18 - 25.

You just need to make sure that you pick the right hostels (as people have already recommended, IYHA hostels are great) and using the right companies (avoid the hop-on, hop-off buses that are advertised to the GAP year kids).

I have found that 'older' travellers are much more comfortable talking to new people, making suggestions to each other, helping each other out etc. and I know you'll have a great trip.

Making the decision to rent out a house and travel to the other side of the world is a big one and I understand why it makes people nervous. But I guarantee that once you start, you'll wonder why you never did it before - it's freedom, it's relaxing, it's time to rediscover what you like and it's time to connect with all sorts of like-minded people. Enjoy it!

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