Going Round the World

16 Oct

My travel map.

Ever since my sabbatical I can’t stop thinking about the idea of dropping everything and taking a year or two to travel around the world. Or, becoming a true nomad, and joining the ranks of perpetual travelers. I know it’s not for everyone, and I’m not yet sure it’s for me, but I’m planning to sit with the idea until I figure it out one way or another. In the meantime, I’ve been living vicariously through the written accounts of other adventure-seekers and world-travelers.

I’m also working on some short trips. My tentative 2012 plans including visiting Maddie in Australia (side trip: New Zealand!), and going to Vietnam with my sister. I’m also looking for travel buddies for trips to India, Romania, or Finland in 2013. Any takers?

For those of you who also have the travel bug, here are a few resources that may be helpful:

  • I highly recommend joining the Travel Hacking Cartel to start building up your frequent flyer miles (if you decide to join, please join with that link, so that I can get a frequent flyer mile referral bonus!). This is a project of Chris Guilleabeau who is nearing the end of a personal mission to visit every country.
  • Here’s a Twitter list I created of round-the-world and perpetual travelers. Inspiration in 140 characters!
  • Get a free downloadable guide to Instant Adventure by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology.
  • BootsnAll has a fun Round the World Trip Planner (to search for fares) and an incredibly useful Planning Guide (with all sorts of logistical information).
  • For saving up, I like SmartyPig as a social savings account service. They have a great interest rate, and you can make your progress public to friends and family who might want to contribute to your savings account.
Happy travels!

5 Responses to “Going Round the World”

  1. Tyler Tervooren October 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Thanks for sharing my free guide! I really hope your readers get a lot out of it. Happy travels. 🙂

    • Hannah Kane October 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

      Thanks, Tyler! I like your site a lot!

  2. "Our traveling without moving!..." October 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your great tips!

  3. BootsnAll Staff October 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Thanks also for including our RTW planning guide. We recently revamped the entire thing but we’re always looking to improve it. We implemented some live chat recently so if anyone has questions about taking a trip of that kind, stop by and talk to Adam, our RTW expert.


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