There is a common misconception that round the world travel is the domain of only three types of people…
The Single and/or Childless
Not true and I’ll show you why.
1. Only the Rich Can Travel Around the World
The rich are not the only group that can see the world. You don’t need to be a Travel Channel host, have the last name of Trump or Hilton or recently have hit the lottery to be a globetrotter and the envy of your friends and family.
A round the world ticket can cost as little as $1500US.
Yes, that little.
It all depends on where you decide to go. Give up your $30 a week Starbucks habit for a year and you’ll have enough to take you across the Atlantic and Pacific on one ticket and get those funky stamps in your long neglected passport.
Hostels and websites like couchsurfing.com and www.wwoof.org make cheap and CLEAN accomodations accessible.
More and more people are also working from the road, using their skills to fund their travels as they see the world.
2. Only the Single and/or Childless Can Be on a RTW Trip
Once you have a family, you’re suppose to be at home, with the minivan (do they even make those anymore?), soccer practices and birthday parties at Chuckie Cheese. It would be irresponsible to take a child, even worse a toddler, on the road for weeks, months or years at time, right? How about multiple kids?
Wouldn’t taking children on long haul flights and subjecting them to airport security and strange foods halfway around the world would be cause to call Child Protective Services?
What about the advantages of a trip like this?
Bonding your family together through shared experiences?
How about your kids learning new languages, experiencing new cultures and being well-rounded citizens of the world?
Check out my friends at http://soultravelers3.com, a family of 3 that has been traveling for 3+ years.
Their young daughter even gets piano lessons via the Internet!
There are many other families like this traveling around the world and soaking up what the planet has to offer in person and not from a big screen TV.
3. Only the Young Can Travel Long Term
I got an email from an older gentleman recently. He wanted to ask some questions about the e-book. Whether it covered HOSTELS and how it might help him.
When I say older, he was in his 70s and was going to travel with his ‘lady friend’…
Maybe you’ve raised your children (maybe even your grandchildren). You need a new challenge in your life.
If you’re in your 50s, 60s and beyond, you can travel far too. Don’t be intimidated.
You’ve lived your life for other people. Now it is time to live your own dreams.
Just because you have an AARP card doesn’t means you need to sit at home. The world needs your wisdom and no matter how old you are, even you have something NEW to learn.
Your age is a valued asset, not a liability. Share your gifts with the world and you will get the same back.
If you have the time and the inclination, you’ll find a way to make it happen.
The “No Debt World Travel” e-book can help you get there by debunking these myths and any other misconceptions you’ve had about long-termtravel.
Check it out here @ http://www.nodebtworldtravel.net