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How to Plan an Around the World Trip

We know that figuring out an around the world trip can be challenging. That’s why we’re sharing our best long-term travel planning resources: to help take the mystery and frustration out of the process.

No matter what type of long-term travel you’re planning, be it an Around the World Trip (RTW), a Multi-city Remote Year in Europe or South America or a Pacific Circle Trip , we’re here to help you figure out how to best see the world. For over 25 years, AirTreks has been creating easy to navigate, flexible trips for all types of travelers and we’re here to help you figure out the best itinerary for you.

Our years of experience of working with people on their Around the World and Multi-Destination airfare have taught us a few lessons on how to plan your trip and we are here to share that information with you. On this page you’ll find links to numerous AirTreks travel planning resources — use them to help you figure out how to plan an Around the World trip that’s affordable, efficient and just plain awesome! Our personal travel consultants are also available to answer your questions and help you book a trip. You can call them at 415.977.7100.

Ready to get started? Here’s how to plan an Around the World Trip:

Use these resources to make your around the world trip great from the very beginning, from that first glimmer of a travel idea until the moment you leave for the airport.

AirTreks Official Planning Timeline An organized timeline for planning an Around the World Trip. It includes what you should do, and when, during the lead-up to your trip.

What is an AirTrek? Who we are and what we do. Helping define AirTreks and the RTW ticket.

Where should I go? Tips to help you decide which places to include on your around the world trip, depending on your personal preferences.

How to save money for long-term travel 20 miraculous ways to put money in the bank (and keep it there).

Vacation Package Alternatives How to create flexible vacation packages for yourself.

How to create a travel budget Advice on controlling your expenses on the road and how to figure out what your around the world trip will cost.

Who should I travel with? Our best insights on how to choose traveling companions and what it’s like to travel solo, as a couple, with children, and more on an around the world trip.

How do I book my tickets? The ins and outs of the AirTreks around the world ticket booking process. Practical info.

Insurance This just may be the most important thing you take with you on your around the world trip (after your passport).

Packing, gear, and technology What to take with you and how to keep your bags light (and avoid those pesky excess baggage fees).

Where should I stay? Advice on finding good accommodations.

Staying healthy on the road How to safeguard your health while you’re away and get back home in good condition.

For more tips on planning your trip, visit our READY section. Another great place to check out is the Around the World section from our friends at BootsnAll.

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