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Considering a Round-the-World Trip? Read This First

Round-the-World-Trip Planning
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Traveling ’round the world (RTW) isn’t for everybody. A RTW trip takes more time and money than the average traveler might have. But for a fortunate few, it’s a great way to explore a range of destinations—new and old, exotic and mundane—that you might not ever be able to visit on individual trips.

My recommendations are based both on my own experience and reports from other travelers. I’ve done it four times—probably more than most. Two of the trips were for business, but the trips on my own provided great experiences. Here are 10 key lessons I learned while planning RTW travel.

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