Five scary things you must know before planning your around-the-world trip

When you start working it sometimes doesn’t go the way you planned. One of these days you’ll be sitting at your computer and you will realize you wish you were somewhere else. If you’re like most people you will want to jump on an airplane and head off to the other side of the world as you backpack around tropical islands and party at the beach. That obviously sounds great when you think about it. Who wouldn’t want to pack everything in for a year and hop from island to island? If you gave every young person in the world the opportunity I bet most of them would take it.

But even though this sounds like the best idea in the world you have to think about the consequences. This isn’t meant to stop you from going. What I’m about to write is meant to make you realize it’s a bigger sacrifice than you realize. After you read it and you still want to travel the world that’s great, you should definitely go for it. But it’s dangerous to do something based on the fairy-tale notion you have of it in your head. Here’s a few things you might want to take into consideration.  Read More