Questions tagged [around-the-world]

Travel including stops at various places around the majority of the globe rather than point-to-point.

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What is the experience of travelling while working on a cruise ship? [closed]

Something that many people have on their to-do list would be a round-the-world trip. The typical holiday or itinerary for these types of trips tend to be very hectic and expensive. I have ...
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ESTA: re-entry after several caribbean stops

I'm visiting the States on ESTA, after which I'm flying on to Mexico, then to Cuba, then to Jamaica and then back to the States, then back home (Europe). From the first US entry to the final day in ...
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Does a round-the-world ticket get invalidated if you miss a flight in the midst of an itinerary? [duplicate]

In normal tickets, it would get all of your subsequent flights invalid once you miss a flight in the midst of the whole itinerary. How about the case on the RTW ticket? Usually the RTW ticket doesn't ...
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Does all the subsequent itinerary on a round-the-world ticket get invalidated if you are denied an entry?

I am considering using a RTW ticket but I wonder what happens if I get denied entry for a country in the midst of the whole itinerary. Usually these programs set a rule such that once the itinerary ...
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how to plan a round the world trip? [closed]

On my bucket list there is a Round the World trip. I will start from Europe and I’d like to visit Asia/Australia/any pacific island/South America. Is there any website that allows to build a trip like ...
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Is Sydney - Papeete - Easter Island - Santiago possible on a round the world ticket?

Is Sydney - Papeete - Easter Island - Santiago possible on a round the world ticket? I've looked at the rules for RTW tickets and can see no reason why not. However, I've not been able to put ...
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Which visas are checked by the airline when checking for the first leg of a RTW?

Naturally, I expect immigration at each arrival airport to check that you have a valid visa for entry into their country, unless such requirement does not apply between the pairs of nationalities ...
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Resources for travelling around the world without flying [closed]

Are there any good resources for travelling around the world without flying? Looking for blogs, books, YouTube uploaders, etc. I would like to start from and return to Australia, going through Asia ...
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What's the quickest route between antipodes using regularly scheduled transit?

I am raising this comment to a question: what's the fastest way to touch antipodes and then back. To allow for easier transit, allow 100km from the actual antipode so you don't need to hike into the ...
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Is there any airline/alliance that offers round the world tickets for more than a year?

All round the world tickets I could find so far did not extend 1 year. Is there any airline or alliance that offers round the world tickets for more than a year?
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What are the drawbacks of taking TWO (unconnected) indirect flights?

I will shortly explain my situation. Assume that I am from a country that has very few countries without visa (Developing country) and I want to travel from Paris (France) to Adelaide (Australia). ...
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How far can I be from Britain and be in “British X”?

This is a just for fun question. I'm studying in British Columbia, Canada, which is quite far away from Great Britain proper: 4,190 miles (6743 km) to be exact. I'm wondering, though, how far ...
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Direct contact for oneworld

I have a round the world flexi ticket booked through Qatar airways. However this turns out not to be very flexible at all! Any changes mean calling the Qatar help desk, who claim they cannot do ...
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For a round-the-world trip starting in October, east to west or west to east for climate?

I will be going on a rtw trip starting in the beginning october for about a year and I'm not sure whether to go east to west or west into east when starting in Paris for optimal climate (I prefer warm ...
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Around the world trip, is there a way to simplify the visa gathering?

I have this idea (well, it's more like a bucket list) of visiting the capital of every country except Subsaharan Africa and the Middle East in the world, spending a few days for sightseeing and eating ...
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How flexible are around the world tickets regarding flight dates?

I'm planning a big trip including multiple destinations across 6+ months. So I am considering buying some around-the-world or multi-continent ticket, with any of the alliances really: OneWorld Star ...
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How to start traveling the world by bicycle? [closed]

I am a 19 year old, and I am going to travel the world by bicycle. How to start(exercise)? Is there any group that I can join them and travel together? What kind of bicycle do I need? I am not ...
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Are days in Brazil shorter than in Midwest USA? [closed]

I live in the Midwest in The US. I have been watching the World Cup in Brazil and it seems that a lot of games end at night (after it is dark). The games are played in my time at 1:00 CDT and 3:00 CDT ...
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Maps Showing Routes of Multiple Airlines

Is there a map or site which can show airline routes on a map for most, if not all, airlines? I often see one for a single airline. Here it is for LAN Ecuador for example but I would like to see all ...
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How to leave the Philippines by boat to Taiwan, China or Hong Kong?

We are now trying to do a world tour without flying, and after a bit more than two years we are facing one of the biggest challenges of our journey, crossing the Pacific. We know there are few ...
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Book a return flight a year in advance

Is it possible to buy an airline ticket that has me returning to my country after a year being abroad? I can't seem to book a flight that far in advance online.
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Flight Ticket to around the world [closed]

Where I found the ticket to flight around the world. I'm living in Sydney and I'm plan a trip of 3/4 months in Asia and Middle East. I'm not sure if use a flight is the best way to do this travel. ...
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Flying around the world: Which direction is best? [closed]

If I want to fly around the world, should I travel west or east? I keep getting confused about the effects of shorter days or longer days and can never figure out the dateline correctly.
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Is it possible to make a decent income from travelling the world?

My dream is to be able to travel the world and have a new adventure every day. With the internet, every day I'm able to see this beautiful and unique world, but those are only photos. I want to ...
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Travel by working? [closed]

Are there still any ways you can travel by working? For instance, do you know of any organizations or industries that would be willing to trade either general labor or a specific skill with the ...
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Possible ways to find sponsor for world tour / adventure type trip around world

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but... I was wondering what are possible ways to find sponsors for one's world tour or adventurous trip, I have seen sometimes people do ...
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Absolute cheapest means of travelling long distance and duration [closed]

I know this is going to be a hard-if-not-impossible-to-answer question, and probably does not have one unique answer, but I do think it is relevant at some level for many people visiting this site. ...
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Plan a long visit during a flight stop

I heard someone talking about taking a long visit (6 weeks, for example) at one of the flight's stops. For example, a flight departes from Amsteram, heading to Bangkok, but it has a stop in Kuala ...
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RTW-ticket or self buying on a world trip?

We're planning a 2-person, 10-month world trip. We want to visit at least two continents; South-America (Peru, Ecuador) and Asia (Jordan, Israël but also the southeast, say Laos, Vietnam) The exact ...
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“The Children of Captain Grant” tours that follow the book?

I was reviewing the book "The Children of Captain Grant" a little while ago and was wondering if there are any tours/adventures that follow the book?
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What does a surcharge for departure dates mean for an round the world ticket?

I was looking for around the world tickets and I noticed the following text: Valid for departures 16 Jan 2012 - 3 Jun 2012 & 4 Oct 2012 - 2 Dec 2012. ADD $140* for departures 4 Jun 2012 - 3 ...
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Should I buy an around the world ticket from Australia or a nearby country?

I have heard that the price of around the world ticket varies greatly depending on the country you are booking from and that sometimes it is better to buy a cheap flight to another country and an ...
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Fastest route around the world on regularly scheduled transportation?

After a heated internal discussion about whether it was possible to go around the world within a day (24 hours), I thought I'd ask this question. Using regularly scheduled flights, it is possible to ...
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What does one year of traveling around the world cost? [closed]

What does it cost to travel around the world for one year on average? I am not considering the continuous cost you have at home (Insurance, mortgage, etc) and the around the world tickets, since those ...
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Is there any accurate map for the Silk Route and is it still practicable?

I've found some maps that shows the overland route that was used to trade between Europe and Asia, but I haven't found a map accurate enough to plan a trip following the ancient route. Also, I ...
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'One laptop per child'- like organisations?

One laptop per child (OLPC) is an organisation which brings laptops and technology to poor regions of this world and educates the people to use those tools. As a computer scientist and passionate ...
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Long term travel without being wealthy - how is it possible?

Some people are practically most of the time traveling, from country to country, for a very long periods and sometimes even years. How could one be able to travel for a long period of time, over ...
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What are some good shoe options for a RTW trip?

It seems that everyone I have read about taking a round-the-world backpacking trip wears some type of shoe that looks like this: They are like a hiking shoe/sandal hybrid, made by Keen, or Merrell or ...
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How to collect Oneworld frequent flyer benefits from an RTW trip?

I took an RTW trip earlier this year with several long flights that were all/mostly Oneworld companies: 1 x British Airways 1 x American Airlines 3 x Qantas (Also 2 medium-haul flights with TACA/...
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What is a good country for a working vacation? [closed]

My job allows me to work from my laptop. I was thinking of traveling this winter to a warm location and working from the beach for a few months. What country has: Warm weather during North Americas ...
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How far away can I get with my car starting in Amsterdam?

It is a question I have been dreaming about since I can remember. Could I for example drive to Argentina from Amsterdam, or can I drive all the way to South-africa? What are the extremities of a get-...
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What should I know about “Around The World” flights?

I have heard rumours of such things, and have had a difficult time find information on "around the world" flights. Are they worth it (do you have a limit between usage, do you save money.. etc.) and ...