One of the most common questions I am asked about my trip is, “What did you pack?”. It’s hard to pack your whole life into one bag for a month, let alone 19 months. Many travelers who take a RTW trip tend to stay in one region with one climate. Nope, not me. I originally planned to follow the sun but went to Australia and New Zealand in the summer, SE Asia which is pretty hot all the time and ended up in Europe in the dead of winter. One of my

How do you find travel inspiration? I often wonder where people get their travel inspiration. I talk to people who travel a lot. I am not afraid to ask friends or even complete strangers lots of questions. Surrounding yourself with inspiring people is the best way to get motivated to do something you’ve always wanted to do! A few things that helped motivate me to go on my round the world trip was reading travel blogs and hearing first-hand experiences from traveling friends. An old hometown (Vancouver) acquaintance, Jeannine, is

Hello hello, my travel friends!!  If you have come to this page you are probably trying to figure out who the heck is this Round The World Girl (RTWgirl) person is. A Sydney selfie Hi!!! My name is Arnette! In 2011 I embarked on a round the world trip that took me through 19 countries over a total of 19 months. When I was on the road I met many travelers and we would chat during our day tours or over beers or dinner. When you are with strangers you share stories

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