How to Plan an Around the World Trip

No matter what type of long-term travel you’re planning, be it an around the world trip (RTW), a multi-destination journey or a Circle Pacific, we’re here to help you figure out how to best set up those travels. We’ve been in the business of helping people plan RTW trips for over 25 years and have the experience to help you too.

Angkor Wat AirTreksOn this page you’ll find links to numerous AirTreks resources — use them to help you figure out how plan a round-the-world trip that’s economical, efficient and just plain awesome!

Ready? Here’s where you get started:

You’re in the planning phase: the period from the glimmer of the travel idea until the moment you leave for the airport.

These are tips on how to make your around the world trip great from the very beginning.

AirTreks Official Planning Timeline Everything you should be doing in the planning phase and when. Our site’s most popular and important information.

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

How to choose where to go? Tips to help you decide what places to put on your around the world trip.

How to save money for long term travel 20 miraculous ways to put money in the bank.

How to create your travel budget Advice on expenditures and knowing what this thing will cost.

Who should you travel with? Insight on traveling companions: female, solo, children and more when planning an around the world trip.

Booking tickets The ins and outs of the AirTreks around the world ticket booking process. Practical info.

Insurance Details about the most important thing you pack on your around the world trip.

Packing, gear and technology What to take with you and how to keep it light.

Where will you stay? Advice on accommodations.

Staying healthy on the road How to get back home in ship shape.

For all our tips on planning your trip, visit the READY section of our guide.

If you can’t quite pull the trigger, it’s helpful to speak with one of our Personal Travel consultants to sharpen your idea. Or else visit TripPlanner to get a quick price quote.

 

Plan and price your own RTW or multi-stop trip with TripPlanner!

 

 

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Covering that which happens between your first flight and the time you come home. Insight to make the best decisions while you’re out on the road.

Around the World Travel Baggage Guide All the most important airline baggage knowledge in one place.

Travel Health How to make sure you stay well while on the road.

Reconfirming Flights Not required a very smart thing to do. A step-by-step guide on how, when and why to reconfirm your upcoming flight.

Dealing with Accommodations One of the most anxiety inducing travel tasks. The best methods and timing to get a place to hunker down.
Bartering tips The why, what and how much to haggle.
Foreign Currency Exchange Tips How to make sure you don’t get the raw end of a currency exchange.

Airport Issues How to handle connections, airport-to-airport transits and long layovers.

How to Deal With Airline Customer Service Agentsarm yourself before you call.

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