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1. Posted by Kris_ti (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Hi guys. I am 29, living in the Netherlands and I am being busy with an idea about packing my stuff and travel the world before I will decide to settle down. I've been working for last 9 years and I think it's the best time just to go and see the world, get to know another cultures as we never know how much time left we have. All my friends are married, having kids or they are just too lazy and comfortable to do such crazy things. Anyone similar to me, adventurous wanting to see what is out there? I literally want to go everywhere, alaska will be part of it for sure as well!!! Anyone in???? Let me know :)

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1286 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Hi Kris, and welcome to the forums.

Glad to hear you're eager to travel - you've definitely found the right place to find like-minded people.

You'll probably get more response for travel companions if you fill out your profile a bit - profile pic, about yourself, and the places you hope to go and the way you plan to travel (backpacking and hostelling or something more fancy?).

3. Posted by Kris_ti (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Hi Andy, you are absolutely right. I am on it :)

4. Posted by MilesTX (Budding Member 22 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I agree, yours is a good age and marital/children situation for international travel. Have a great time!

5. Posted by natnatroswell22 (Inactive 36 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I strongly agree with you. Have a great trip Andy!

6. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1131 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Quoting natnatroswell22

I strongly agree with you. Have a great trip Andy!

Andy's not going on this trip; it's Kris. Please take the time to read previous comments on a thread first so that any comment you do make is meaningful. Posting platitudes and irrelivancies just to build up a history is very transparent.

7. Posted by Kris_ti (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

Guys thanks for your support! I am actually starting to go crazy and I really have to do that- now or never I have no plans, just want to go everywhere where the cheap fights will get us I am open to work on some places as well, I want to go for sure to alaska, Canada, Nepal, China, Japan (I've already been in New Zealand so this is no must but I am not against) and just go. Get to know a lot of people and cultures, rent the car and just travel the whole America with it. Just do some crazy stuff - with no planning

8. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1286 posts) 21w 1 Star this if you like it!

Working is a problem in a lot of places, can lead to being deported if you're lucky or jail if you're unlucky. Have a look into work visas for your destinations.

Also going "with no planning" is a fine sentiment but be sure you know of the restrictions that country puts upon you - the world is far from being "open for business" unfortunately. Most places will limit how long you can visit for, and some will go further and want to see at immigration proof of funds to support yourself during you stay, or proof of onward travel ie a return ticket. Again, a little research beforehand about what each country requires will make your travels a lot easier.

9. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 508 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

As AndyF says, 'no planning' is fine, but 'No research' on a country' is stupid and could lead to jail or deportation..
Personally I think you should do as much research as possible.
Find as many Blogs, Vlogs, info sites as possible for the countries you intend to visit.

Also if you have any special transferable work skills then make sure you have the documentation to prove you are qualified for them (eg if you're a qualified diver then you may be able to get work as an instructor in one or two places, but you'll need proof you're PADI qualified to do that).
If you're skilled but unqualified at something then see if you can get the qualifications quickly in NL.

There are lots of countries that you will not be legally allowed to work in, and some where you can only work if you have special skills and you'll need to make use of those skills if you have them (if you need to work)..

If you intend to ride a scooter/motorbike anywhere on your travels, it's wise to get the full licence in your home country unless you like paying local policemen money for their pension fund. Also an 'International Driving Permit' is valid in many countries (but not all so check the countries!).
Although you may prefer to just use buses & trains etc.

But No1 is research!

10. Posted by Kris_ti (Budding Member 4 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

With saying "no planning"I didn't mean no research at all!
I am normally very organized person and I would never enter any country without checking first what I need to be aware of. So thank you for the tips I am fully aware of it, but good to know from you guys as I have never really traveled before on my own, even I am always the one who check and prepare everything before leaving.
I do not need to work, I have some savings, but if I can, I have no problem with that. I am horseback-rider as well, no clue if I need to have a licence for it and if it's valid abroad or not. In case of driving, yes, that's a good tip, I was already thinking about it as I definitely want to drive car/scooter abroad if possible. I know for some countries I need to have a visa as well, or kind of invitation, without it I am not able to enter the country at all.

I just cannot really imagine to plan the whole world trip, as there are so many places to see and maybe some of those I will not even like and some of them I will fall in love with - so how did you guys plan your trip? I definitely want to see whole USA, Canada and Alaska - no need to go to Europe at all ( I've seen already majority of Europe) and then maybe I would finish the whole journey in the monastery in Nepal. I would love to go to China, Indonesia and Japan, but maybe whole USA will take me the most of a time and for this will be no time left - maybe next time:)