Traveling the world is one thing that most people always dream of doing. To most, this dream will never become a reality. There are a certain few that may come closer to this dream by reading this “how to”
essay. Here are my steps from least to most important.
First, the least important step would be to create an itinerary. This should include all of the places you would like to visit. Once you have decided where you want to go, you will have to get maps or go on line to research the best way to get there and how to get around once you have arrived. With this list, you should research lodging accommodations for each city. You will have to decide what kind of experiences you wish to have. There are many hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and personal homes available to rent. You should take into consideration the food that will be offered in these various lodging situations. If you want to experience the local foods, you should probably stay in a personal home or a bed and breakfast because the food is usually cooked on the premises. The local restaurants will usually have food from all different cultures so if this is what you are looking for, a hotel or motel might be what you will want to stay at. If restaurants are the way you want to go, you should check on line to see what dining experiences are available in the area and if you will need reservations to get in. Some restaurants have shows to watch as you eat but will usually need reservations. These are things you will need to know before you go.
Next, you will have to be sure that you have a passport and transportation. A passport is required for all travel outside of the United States of America . It can be applied for at your local post office. You have to bring two forms of identification that include pictures. They will take your picture and send this off to the government with your payment. In four to six weeks, you will get a passport in the mail. Once you have this, you can make all your transportation arrangements. You can do this with a travel agent, or on your own. There are many modes of transportation; however, as I’m sure you know, you can’t use a car for most of this. A plane or boat will have to be booked for all intercontinental travel. Once you reach a city, you can rent a car to get around. There are also taxi’s available in most cities or you can rent a bike or motorcycle.
Last, but not least, you will need money. The amount of money you will need depends on what type of experience you want to have. If you are considering doing a lot of camping and hiking, obviously you will not need as much money as if you were to stay at five star hotels and eat at extravagant restaurants. There are also many discount websites that you can go on to get cheaper prices on airlines and boats. You are the only one that can know what experience you want so it is up to you to add up all the different things you want to do to know how much money you will need. Once you have done this, you will need to make sure that you have the correct currency for the country you will be staying in. This can be done at a bank, or sometimes, the airport can convert currencies.
Hopefully, if you follow this easy “how to” essay, you will be flying around the world in no time! There are many things to do in this world; all you need to do is take the time to do a little planning. If you can do this and save your money, you should have a wonderful experience.