rtw youngen advice please

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1. Posted by nick44 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

orlando>south africa>bali>australia>new zealand>phillipnes>panama>orlando
this is the journey i am embarking on exactly one week after my 18th birthday in july 2006. it looks like i am booking through star alliance. and will be travelling wiht a back pack, two surfboards and possibly a tent. any advice would be awsome thank you!

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Nick!
Welcome to travellerspoint :)
If possible, could you come up with more specific questions?
There are loads of friendly-helpful folks here who would be glad to help you out.

3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'm assuming by the countries are you are going to that surfing is the point of your trip. So I guess leaving the surfboards at home is out of the question? I couldn't imagine anything worse than travelling with a surfboard... but two? If you are just getting off the plane and heading straight to the beach than it may not be a problem, though I think you'll have to rely on alot of expensive taxis because riding the bus, especially in places like Indonesia and the Phillipines would be a nightmare with two surfboards and a backpack.
As for the tent, I think it's probably not nessesary. However, you didn't say what kind of travelling you'll be doing, so if camping is a priority, then maybe a tent is ok. But in most places you will no doubt be staying in hostels or cheap hotels. If you are self-driving in Australia and so plan to camp on the beach or something, then you can always buy a cheap $30 tent from K-mart once you get there.