Why You Should Go On A Round the World Trip

Why You Should Go On A Round the World TripTraveling around the world has been one of the dreams of people from different walks of life.

There are inevitable instances that the same and usual places, people and tasks became boring and uninteresting. When situations like these have become apparent, most, if not, almost everyone resort to traveling.

For them, traveling the world is an excellent escape from the busy and stressing world where they have been stuck for so long. However, this is just one of the reasons why you need to take a round the world trip.

Regardless of the reasons, this option remains to be very beneficial especially if it is about time to have that break and relaxation that you deserve to get. Remember that working hard is great but once you occupy yourself with tons of work, you lose the chance to explore the beauty of life and miss the opportunity of being with special persons who matter most to you.

Therefore, it is necessary to travel the world and have that new experiences and memories.

Other reasons why individuals opt for round the world trip are as follows:

Round the world trips are invigorating.

If you embrace the idea of travelling, you also make yourself a well-rounded person. Your thoughts and outlooks on life are being refreshed and this means that you start to become a better person. You cannot probably come up to these things if you remain stuck inside your office.

This trip creates long-lasting relationships.

Taking a round the world trip is your chance of rekindling relationships that have been set aside due to tons of responsibilities at work. You have lost quality time with your family and partner because your job has been very demanding of your time and attention.

To create better and long lasting relationship is one of the reasons why many go for a round the world trip.

Taking a trip around the world develop skills.

The contentment you feel when you reach a beautiful place or experiences unusual thing in a new setting is quite different. Traveling also gives you the chance to develop your skills and even discover new ones.

A round the world trip gives your life some adventure.

You were once trapped at home or in the workplace and this makes you bored and uninspired. Taking a trip is an excellent means to get out of the trap and experience new adventure. This will make you feel productive and active once again.

This trip will provide new perspective and ideal transformation.

This is also one of the reasons why individuals go on a round the world trip. Meeting new people can actually help you gain insights that can change your personal views. Being in a new place also provides you with healthy doses of reality that you fail to learn and realize before. Travelling also separates you from the usual phase of life and makes you look forward a brighter future.

These are just few of the many reasons why many people go on a round the trip world. But, despite the differences of reasons, travelling remains to be a great option for everyone who deserves to rest and enjoy.

Do you want to take a round the world trip? Why or why not?


Preparing Your House For Travel

Before we leave for our trip, there are many things that we need to do first. We do have a house, cars and dogs. And, we plan on keeping everything while we are gone and not getting rid of anything since we will only be gone for around two to three months.

Find a dog sitter.

My sister and her boyfriend will be staying in our house and watching the dogs. I am so glad that they are able to do this before they leave to move to Chicago in 2014.

We need to make sure that the fences are secure (so that my sister doesn’t accidentally let them out), they have the correct dog food (with a few extra bags as well), let me sister know their correct feeding schedules and amounts and so on.

Make sure the house is safe.

My sister’s boyfriend will be moving into our house and will be helping my sister out with house sitting. I will want to make sure that our bedroom windows are all locked up and that everything is safe for them.

We will also probably want to give extra keys to someone else just in case my sister and her boyfriend have to leave and are unable to let the dogs out. I’d want to have another person just in case for back-up.

Are the bills paid?

Before we leave, I would prefer to pay all bills so that I do not have to log into any fishy and unsafe internet connections while we are abroad.

I will want to have the mortgage, cell phone bills, utility bills and so on paid for. Luckily most of this is already automated, but I would want to check on everything to make sure that I was correctly charge for each as well though.

Have someone start the cars.

Since our cars will be sitting there for so long, it would be smart to have someone start them and drive them around the block every now and then.

Complete all maintenance.

We are kind of doing a lot of things right now. We want to make sure that all sinks are unclogged, gutters are cleaned, pipes are in good condition and so on.

If something broke while we were gone that would not be good because it would be hard for us to get home quickly enough to fix the problem.


What have I forgotten?

How to Get a Passport

Neither of us have passports. WHAT? I know! It makes me upset also. We have done a lot of traveling lately, but they have all been within the U.S. or to U.S. territories (where just our birth certificates will do).

Why haven’t we gotten our passports yet? It’s just laziness. We’ve been putting it off forever.

Below are the official steps to get a passport:

1. Fill Out Form DS-11: Application For A U.S. Passport
2. Submit Completed Form DS-11 In Person
3. Submit Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
4. Present Identification
5. Submit a Photocopy of the Identification Document(s) Presented (Step 4)
6. Pay the Applicable Fee
7. Provide One Passport Photo


What are the processing times to get a passport?

Processing times can be found in the link above, but generally it takes around 4-6 weeks, and 2-3 weeks for expedited service to receive your passport. For expedited service, I know someone who received theirs within 1 week, so sometimes it CAN be sooner, but not always.

It’s really always best to be on the safe side and set aside as much time as you can to receive your passport. It would not be pleasant to miss a trip or a flight because you didn’t receive your passport on time.


What are the fees?

How to Get a Passport

For further information on passport fees, head on over to the U.S. Department of State.

Do you have a passport? Where have you gone with it so far?