Twelve Steps to Prepare for Your ‘Round the World Trip, As Told Through Cat GIFs
How do you prepare for your ’round the world trip? The answer is different for everyone. Some people spend years pining over guidebooks and travel blogs before finally deciding to go for it. Some people just decide to go and go. But no matter who you are or how you plan, there are certain steps everyone will take to prepare for long-term travel.
And these cats know twelve of them:
Plan Your Route
The first thing you have to do to prepare for your ’round the world trip is research, research, research. Look up destinations on your favorite travel blogs, read all the guidebooks, and figure out where you want to go and in what order.
Cut back, get a job, and save all your pennies. You need money to travel the world. So you have to save, save, save. Or you can just be like this cat and beg for money to fund your travels.
Get a Passport
Maybe you already have a passport. But if you don’t, don’t be lazy! Get one right away. You’ll need a passport if you’re going to travel around the world.
Start a Blog
All the cool cats have a travel blog. Make sure you start a travel blog before you take off to travel. It will be too much work to set up while you’re on the road. And besides, you’ll want to blog about all your travel plans as they come together!
Set a Date
Set a date for your ’round the world trip. And then wait patiently for the date to arrive! We can’t wait until we can finally set our date, but we’re still in the saving money stage!
Buy Your Tickets
Get excited! Buying your plane ticket (or tickets!) will be one of the most thrilling steps in preparing to travel around the world! Will you buy a one-way ticket, round trip, or ’round the world?
Get Travel Insurance
OK, you don’t have to get travel insurance for your ’round the world trip. But it’s a smart idea! Travel insurance will cover you in case your plane gets cancelled or the plane loses your luggage or you get injured abroad. Smart cats get travel insurance.
I know, it’s scary. But travel vaccinations are essential. Yellow fever, Hepatitis, Japanese Encephalitis. Find out what you need for where you’re going and get thee to a travel clinic!
Buy Everything You Need
You’re going to need a lot of stuff to take with you, so it’s time to shop! Headlamp, sleeping bag liner, packing cubes, backpack. Chances are no matter how much you’ve traveled you’ll need to buy something new for your next trip.
Put All Your Stuff in Storage
Put everything you own in boxes and store it somewhere. Whether that place is a storage facility, your parents’ garage, or a garbage dump!
Pack Your Bags
Pack everything you plan to take on your ’round the world trip. Hopefully your bag is big enough.
It’s time to go! After weeks, months, or years of planning your ’round the world trip, it’s finally time to take the plunge. Head to the airport and set off on an adventure of a lifetime!
What steps have you taken to prepare for your ’round the world trip?
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