Am looking at doing RTW in the next couple of years, advice

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1. Posted by corby-boy (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Am 44 yrs old now, stayed in the same house for the last 23yrs, worked in the same job for 14yrs (which I don't like), same things everyday.

I feel like like life is passing me by, well I its not going to happen, I have decided am going for it, needing some advice please.

I know their is loads of stuff already answered on other threads I will search them in more time later (only just found this site today).

What I would like to know is the following, if they can be answered.

Roughly what kinda of money minimum would you say you would need ? Am looking to do it cheaply to a degree.

Is their sites where you can book open train / bus tickets in certain countries that allow you unlimited travel within certain time ?

Is their a route /fly path most folk stick to and work their way around the globe with this ?

Is their any countrys you must avoid ?

Is it easy to get work in an lot of countries to help you out ?

Is it safe to camp in a lot of places ?

These are just a couple of questions I have for starters, I am thinking about arriving in a country and travelling across it from one end to another to get in to a different country where possible, and working my way around this way, rather than flying everywhere, I want to see as much of it as possible and do photography, try some of the non tourist routes so to speak where it is safe.

Any info or advice would be grateful thank you in advance.

2. Posted by jeevanln (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Price depends on what countries you're thinking of visiting. I have a general rule which you can go anywhere on the cheap for about 100usd - 150usd a week. Of course, this may be alot or a very little spending money depending where you go.

As for flight paths, try to go in the same direction, i think this is what usually happens anyway when booking around the world tickets. But i also agree with overland adventures, you see alot more and i rekon its way more interesting.

Every country is different for working. Maybe get a tefl/tesol cert (teach english). You can buy books on this subject.

Dont avoid any countries unless there is some sort of military coop. The pones people say to stay away from are often the best places to go.

Of course, take all of this with a grain of salt... it is only my personal opinion from my preferred experiences.

Happy travels!

3. Posted by kostlin (Respected Member 69 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Ive just returned form backpacking around the world for a year with my new wife (it was our honeymoon) Have a look at our blog. Here you will also find our expenses for each country (go to the Table of Contents Page) we visited, the accommodation we used and what we spent our money one. It should give you a good idea I hope.

Le me know if you have any questions

4. Posted by corby-boy (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thank for the replies.

I will read more of the blog, laughing at the "traffic lights"