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Old 12-13-2005, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i need your help and advice

hey guys , i thort these forums would be a good place to get advise so here i am, i'm 15 almost 16 an will be finishing schoool after christmas now after collage i really want to travel the world, i dont want to go on tours or on holiday with british airways or any of that, i just want to travel ....me an the road * some of you might think this is abit stupid for somone of my age *
but i've wanted to do this for a long time know i've studyed so many survival books its stupid i go camping quite alot an i enjoy traveling an exploring, i'm not the biggist an strongist build kid but i'm goin on walks with heavy loads to get used to carriying all the tools ect that i'll need, an since all guys are all travelers an have experince i just want to here you veiws, opinions. and any tips you might have. thanks alex

P.s i'm in great britain btw
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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hey guys , i thort these forums would be a good place to get advise so here i am, i'm 15 almost 16 an will be finishing schoool after christmas now after collage i really want to travel the world, i dont want to go on tours or on holiday with british airways or any of that, i just want to travel ....me an the road * some of you might think this is abit stupid for somone of my age *
but i've wanted to do this for a long time know i've studyed so many survival books its stupid i go camping quite alot an i enjoy traveling an exploring, i'm not the biggist an strongist build kid but i'm goin on walks with heavy loads to get used to carriying all the tools ect that i'll need, an since all guys are all travelers an have experince i just want to here you veiws, opinions. and any tips you might have. thanks alex

P.s i'm in great britain btw
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Well, you have a while to save up to pay for your adventure. Travel takes money, not just desire and time! Nothing is free, no country wants "vagabonds" camping out - they want paying tourists! So you need money to bum around the world!

Read up on what interests you, sleeping in a tent and using a tree for a toilet gets a little old after a while. Lonely Planet travel guide is a pretty good reference, there are other travel guides along this same line that give tips on discount travel and back packing. Europe is the easiest place to start, when you run out of money or patience it will be easier to return home.

For Asia, Thailand is popular with backpackers, once there you can travel by bus, plane or train to the other countries nearby. Nothing is free, you will need money for food, lodging, transportation, entertainment and some for emergencies! Keep your credit good so that you can qualify for a credit card, only use the credit card for emergencies that come up traveling.

Work, save money, plan your trip in some logical order - and keep in touch with family and friends for safety! (I left home when I was 18, of course that was in the military, got a lot of travel and "camping out" there too!)

Good luck.
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