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How do you guys manage the around-the-world trips?
12 years ago, February 9th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #10612  
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I wonder that how backpackers and around the world travelers manage to save the money and time put in the trips? I mean, what about the jobs you quit for few month long trips and your expenses while you are not making an money but expenses are still there e.g. mortgage/rent/monthly payments of your obligations? once you come back from your trips then how long would it take to get the new job ? and how would you meet your obligations in the mean time?

The reason I am asking that is I wana join the club too but I don't know how to manage all that?

and please advice me on my previous post. Thx
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12 years ago, February 9th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #10630  
Hi Asim,
There are lots of guides out there to answer these kinds of questions (see the 'Travel Guide' on this website). Obviously to travel you need to have some money saved up to cover expenses whilst on the road and to live on when you return home. The answers to your questions however really depend on your particular status. How long you are going travelling for, what type of mortgage you have, whether you can rent your house out whilst you are travelling, what type of job you have, etc. You are likely to know more about how long it takes to get back a job in your chosen profession than anyone else.
It will take lots of planning, so the best thing to do is sit down with a pen and paper and start doing your sums!
Best wishes, Ruth Reply to this

12 years ago, February 10th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #10635  
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Thanks Ruth, I appreciate your reply. You gave me at least an idea.
I will work on it.


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12 years ago, February 10th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #10637  
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Hi Ruth,

Do you think europass is the best and cheap option if you are visiting europe ? e.g. Norway, Germany, UK and Itlay? any cheap accomodation while your are there? Any place to visit e.g. cities etc?

Please advice.

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12 years ago, February 10th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #10645  
I will try to get a jog at travel company as a tour guide. Then I can travel around the world. 😊

Sound to be tough, huh? But why not? Reply to this

12 years ago, February 10th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #10648  
Hi Asim,
I have not used the Europass. As I live in London at the moment I tend to just do a country at a time on short trips! Certainly I know that train travel in Italy is cheap and you can buy tickets on the day for travel. Germany is a bit more expensive for trains but there are certain special offers like the "Wochenende Ticket" (just for weekends), etc.
As for what to see I think it is impossible to write everything in here! Have a good look around the travelblog website and read the blogs - they give a good idea of what you can do in Europe. Also, grab a couple of guide books (Rough Guides, Lonely Planet) - they are incredibly useful for accommodation.
Good luck! Reply to this

12 years ago, February 10th 2007 No: 7 Msg: #10652  
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You are beautiful. Thanks so much. I have found few helpful tips on this blog and offcourse from you too.

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