RTW in 12+ Months

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Dates 1 Jul '12 to 31 Jul '13

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 1 - 1 USD (USD United States Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name RTW in 12+ Months

1/8/12 UPDATE: My trip got delayed to July, but still on track. I now have a better idea of what the trip may entail and what it may look like, but I'm still flexible with locations and timing. I'm glad I joined this site and have already connected with some of great people here. If anyone else is interested let me know.
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I'm 35, live in California and have been working too much for too long to build a career, a name for myself and to secure my future, only to realize that I had forgotten to live my life today. I'm ready for the experience of a lifetime. I don't yet have any specific plans and haven't done a lot of research, but I'm hoping to find someone with similar interests that wants to plan this with me. I rather not do this on my own as the best memories are those you can share with someone for years. I'm very flexible and time and money are not an issue (to a certain degree). I welcome all ideas, tips and advice as I've never attempted anything remotely similar. I'd love to find someone to go with from start to finish, but I'm also interested in meeting other world travelers for legs of the trip. Let me know what you guys think.

RTW in 12+ Months

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Angel Like
Angel Like Hey Damian, how did you do the SEO for this post? :)
3 years ago
Damian
Damian SEO as in Search Engine Optimization? I didn't do anything. I just posted my trip.
3 years ago
Cody Michael Wilson
Cody Michael Wilson Hey Damian, I live in TN right now, but I want to do something EXACTLY like what you're planning. I would love to join you for the WHOLE TRIP! Can I come?
3 years ago
Damian
Damian I'm def looking for a full trip partner. I've made some great connections here with people to meet along the way, but I'm still at it alone for the long haul.
3 years ago
Gabby
Gabby Hi Damian, Your description sounds just like how I am feeling about my life now. I just wanted to know if you figured out your starting point yet and how your plans are going? I really want to do something similar!!
3 years ago
Damian
Damian My thought is to start from home (California) going south into Central and South America and then cross the Pacific towards NZ. Do you have anything specific already in mind?
3 years ago
Chelsea
Chelsea Hey Damian- I just stumbled upon this site tonight but am so inspired by everyone’s plans. I have wanted to travel around the world for quite some time but have no experience traveling outside of the US and would love to go with someone. We seem to have very similar interests in places that we want to travel to. I would be interested in learning more about your plans. Hope to hear from you soon!
3 years ago
Sue
Sue Hi Damian - Still planning on starting in South America? I'm in touch with a tour operator re. a 2 week itinerary in Peru that covers the Incan Trail, Lima, Cuzco, and others spots. There are benefits to signing up with others, so if you're up for for more info let me know!
3 years ago
Damian
Damian HI Sue, I'll send you a message once I know when I'll be there for sure. --Thanks!
3 years ago
carlab
carlab I want to go to Argentina for 2 weeks in November. Let me know if that works with your plans!
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Hi Carlab, I grew up in Argentina (lived there for 15 years) so when I'm there I'm just gonna be with friends and family, but if you have questions or need help with anything send me a note. I've been gone for a long time, but I still know a lot of people there.
3 years ago
Damo
Damo Hi Damian, you don't seem to be shy of friends on here!! I am sure your going to be well connected where ever you end up going. I have got a trip up also, so as your plans seem quite illusive but your itinary is quite exhaustive give me a shout if you plan to be in any of the places I will be. Cheers Damien
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Hi Damo, your trip sounds really interesting. My plans are pretty flexible. Planning on starting mid year and thought of 2 possible routes: from California going south to central and south america and then west towards Australia, SEAsia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, etc... or start going towards Australia and end in Central/SouthAmerica. We should connect and see if the timing works for parts of the trip.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Hi Greg, I do. It's one of the things I HAVE to do. I think I read on another trip that you may be going on the opposite direction from me, though. I'm heading west from the US into Australia, SEA, Central Asia, etc..
3 years ago
Blackbird
Blackbird Are you guys passing through canada? If so I'd love to join for basically the entire trip.
3 years ago
Carl Jones
Carl Jones All those following I would be greatful of making new friends if you wish to add me on FB carljones51@hotmail.co.uk as sometime around March time I too will be doing this trip and would be good to stay in contact and learn of each others progress's and experiences so please add me people and lets exchange advice!
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Blckbird, I wasn't planning on passing through Canada, but I live in California and will start from here. Not sure where in Canada you live. I hope to start mi-year. If the timing and location work we could try to meet up somewhere.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Carl, I tried your email address and fB tells me no results found. Too many Carl Jones to look for by name alone.
3 years ago
Shazard
Shazard I turn 23 this year and already feel that life is passing me by without sounding like a prick I don't want to get to a later age and regret that I'd left it too long. I was planning on returning to college this year and hopefully get into some training which could tie me down for the next 5 - 10 years. Having read your plans, I think I can hold back, get some money behind me and something to fall back onto.
3 years ago
Damian
Damian Hi Shazard, If you feel your life is passing you by at 23 you are in for rude awakening when you get to 30. hahaha. I wish I had done this at your age, but I didn't have a penny in the bank then. I'll send you my info in a message. I plan to start mid-year.
3 years ago
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