If you feel like pre-packaged trips around the world take the free-spirited adventure from travel then you’re in the right place. We’re going to show you how to plan your dream adventure for 0 cost, the best possible way. Follow our step-by-step guide below to get started.
Most people itch to get as far away from home as soonpossible, but the best adventures start by exploring your roots. We suggest you travel your home continent first, then work your way around the world from there.
Start by searching, ‘Top countries to visit in continent X’, then do the same for the next continent on the following page. Write down all the results you get and take your time. You need the data for the next step. Note down everywhere you want to visit, you can cut it down later if you want to.
Look at your notepad of ‘Top countries to visit in continent X’ and go to a search engine and type ‘Top places in country X’ . Making a list on your notepad next to the country those locations are in. Then search and do it again for ‘Top off the beaten path places in country X’, (Sounds lame but the travel community love this word for some absolute gems). You guessed it right, you’re going to do it one more time, but this time searching for experiences not locations, search ‘Top things to do in country X’.
Now you should have the continent at the top of the page, the countries under that, followed by top ‘places’, top ‘off the beaten path’ places and top 'things to do’ next to each country.
Tip: How many to choose? (If you want to do a 3-month trip, choose the 6 places in total for each country and 2 for each category. If a 6-month trip, then choose the 12 places in total. For example, if 6 months, you should have 4 from from ‘Top places in country X’ and 4 from ‘Top off the beaten path places in country X’ and 4 from ‘Top experiences in country X’).
It might take a while, so don’t rush this process. Feel free to bookmark this article and come back once you’ve completed that process. It’s important that you have a well-rounded understanding of the places you want to visit in the world. But if you are a lazy, sign up to our blog at the bottom of the page. We send our most popular around the world travel plans on it with a couple other details, a snapshot of our weekly email newsletter below.
Normally these trips can be done in as fast as 3 months. Most travelers say the perfect time is 6 months for these around the world trips.
Simply put, for every location you wrote, give yourself 1-2 days for a 3-month trip or 3-4 days for a 6-month trip. For every 3 destinations you want to visit expect 1 day to be lost in travel on average. You can see the snapshot from our newsletter above showing the numbers too and how you can write it on your travel plan. You should try and make something like this on your notepad.
At the end of this process. You should have a list of locations in different countries, followed by a rolling number which increases per destination, adding up to the final number of estimated days you’ll be away.
Go onto our trip planner and enter the locations from your home continent one by one into our interactive map. 1 being your home, 2 being the destination closest to your home and the last being the furthest away. Adjust the dates properly, with destination 1 being your home and departure date, then destination 2 set your arrival and departure date and so on.
Do this for each continent, gradually you’ll build yourself an interactive map plan which you can share with family and edit at any time if you log in. This will mean your family can easily see your flight information and planned routes.
There you have it, everything you need to get started. If you want to learn more about the things you should book and bring on these trips subscribe to our email list to receive it right in your inbox.