Round-The-World Travel Guide

The Essential Introduction

MAJOR DECISIONS
 1.1  Goal or Purpose
 1.2  Destinations
 1.3  Route
 1.4  Direction: East vs. West
 1.5  Duration
 1.6  Weather
 1.7  Cost: How Long Can You Afford to Be Away?
 1.8  Planning & Preparation

TRANSPORTATION
 2.1  Airlines
 2.2  Consolidators & Bucket Shops
 2.3  Arranged RTW Tours
 2.4  Railroads
 2.5  Bus/Coach
 2.6  Motor Vehicles
 2.7  Motorcycle
 2.8  Bicycling
 2.9  Freighters & Ferries
 2.10 Cruise Ships
 2.11 Sailing
 2.12 Hitchhiking
 2.13 Hiking
 2.14 Animals

ACCOMMODATIONS
 3.1  Hotels, Hostels & Homestays

MONEY MATTERS
 4.1  Financial Strategies
 4.2  Leave-of-Absence or Resignation
 4.3  Maintaining a Home, Auto Insurance & Taxes
 4.4  Bargaining
 4.5  Working & Volunteering
 4.6  Travel Writing & Photography

HEALTH & SAFETY
 5.1  Health
 5.2  Travel Insurance
 5.3  Safety & Scams

PEOPLE
 6.1  Companions or Solo?
 6.2  Contacts
 6.3  Women Travellers
 6.4  Student Travellers & Study Abroad
 6.5  Gay & Lesbian Travellers
 6.6  Senior Travellers
 6.7  Travellers with Disabilities
 6.8  Travelling with Children
 6.9  EcoTourism

COMMUNICATIONS
 7.1  Headquarters
 7.2  Telephone
 7.3  Receiving Mail & Packages
 7.4  Sending Mail & Shipping Packages
 7.5  Electronic Mail
 7.6  Facsimile (Fax)
 7.7  Ham Radios
 7.8  Languages
 7.9  Customs, Traditions & Cultural Taboos

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
 8.1  Passports & Visas
 8.2  Packing
 8.3  Tips for The Road
 8.4  Returning

INFORMATION RESOURCES
 9.1  Books & Magazines
 9.2  RTW Travelogues Online
 9.3  Travel, Map & Outdoor Gear Catalogs
 9.4  Television Shows & Videos
 9.5  Online Travel Sites
 9.6  Online Discussion Groups
 9.7  People Willing to Answer RTW Questions
 9.8  RTW Seminars
 9.9  Travel Quotes & Humor
 9.10 Contributor Acknowledgments
 9.11 Reciprocal Link Exchange
 9.12 RTW Trip Abstracts - Inspiration!


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