To go for a tour the world is such a big dream, and it seems easier said than done. To start it means making a big leap to the unknown. This is the ultimate journey - going around the world, stopping wherever you want. Perfect for travelers who want to see everything or for the big indecisive, the world tour can yet be a complex business. Here is a little manual to help you get started.
Plan your world tour: conditioning
Above all, conditioning is essential even for adventurers. Here are my recommendations:
- Buy a laminated card and post it on a wall. This will allow you to have the whole world at your sight, to be aware of the borders, distances but especially to give life to your project by noting your ideas, of course, your essential.
- Try to define a meaning for your project: what is your goal? See beautiful beaches, meet the natives, see the wonders of the world, the most beautiful dives in the world ... The clearer your objectives, the easier it will be to add or eliminate certain stages.
- Keep your budget envelope in mind. This is a crucial parameter for your final selection. For example, if you have a tight budget, you will quickly eliminate westernized countries or some islands off your project because of the cost of living in that part of the world.
- Keep in mind that a world tour should not be a race to the brink of the number of countries crossed. The more time we have in each country, the more we absorb; and the more we enjoy a place, the less we get tired.
- Keep in mind to plan a minimum of 15 days to 3 weeks in each country if you wish to make the best of it.
Practical traveler's checklist for a world tour
Once past the phase of conditioning, prepare to make lists: jot down all your ideas to visualize the choices and especially to consider the feasibility.
- List your priorities. Make a kind of "wish list" of sites and things to do that you would not sacrifice for anything in the world.
- Isolate the continents you want to cross in order of preference. There are only 5, it should not be complicated! Eliminate automatically those that do not interest you. Then list the countries you want to see and write down your must-haves.
- Once countries are determined, make a budget, a budget estimate by countries based on the number of days you plan to stay there. You will tactfully validate the feasibility of your journey.
- Take a quick look at the weather of the continents you have defined to help you determine the starting direction of your World Tour. It would be a shame to find you during the monsoon season in Asia, in the middle of winter in Patagonia or in the worst period to realize your dream of trekking in the Himalayas.
- You just have to assemble the pieces of the puzzle to reserve, if necessary, your ticket around the world.
Where to find all flights and hotels?
A world tour is also dozens of plane tickets to book, many nights to spend in hotels. You do not need to worry too much about that: with eDreams, you will find everything you need in one place. You can indeed travel with confidence knowing that everything is booked in advance for you. On eDreams, you can even rent a car if you need one. Everything you need for the trip of a lifetime is a click away! Go!