Nathan and Sofia, from As We Travel, left for their 8-month RTW trip to Oceania, South East Asia & Europe in 2008. Through their journey, they made the kind of mistakes any first-time traveler would. As a result, Nathan and Sofia decided to help soon-to-be-around-the-world travelers navigate the globe by creating this simple, easy-to-read pre-travel guide ebook.
The ebook offers a variety of useful tips from general estimates of your spending in Asia and Europe to daily tips to help you adjust to a new RTW lifestyle, where you’ll be living out of a backpack or suitcase.
Speaking of backpacks, Nathan and Sofia also give some pretty good advice on choosing the right backpack depending on your weight, age and body size. They also talk about paying attention to smaller details like contoured padded back and ventilation in your backpack.
They share the pros and cons of traveling via plane, bus, trains and ferries. Should you pre-book your flight? Work with a travel agency? Sign up with an airline alliance? Or be daring and book as you go? So many questions! And they are answered right in their ebook. Nathan and Sofia also offer tips for budget airlines in Europe, Asia and Oceania, how to get cheap flight deals and so much more.
Accommodations are a headache but this ebook gives you a brief summary of everything you need to know about hostels, hostel membership cards, couchsurfing, Wwoofing and homestays.
Another major headache – scams! Be warned about fake taxis, meeting locals and buying the drinks, “winning” a competition, how to prevent pickpocketing , muggings and thefts. They also prepare you to stay mentally and physically healthy by taking precautions when eating foreign foods, vaccinations and they also include a 20-minute travel work out.