One Way Getaway?

It’s logical that one of the most pricy elements of a round-the-world trip is the actual cost of the planes, trains, and automobiles which shuttle you from stop to stop along the journey. That said – a backpacker is presented with two very different options when it comes to booking their journey. Do you opt for an airline alliance-backed and packaged “round the world” ticket, or do you plan your trip using a series of one-way tickets? It’s a decision I’m finding you have to make early on in the planning process as it has a big impact on the budget for the trip.

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Tokyo is Yours

Tokyo is a “Go”

I always get a little nervous before clicking the “confirm purchase” button.  After taking as many trips as I have, I know it seems silly.  Yet, when there is so much money on the line, I often don’t trust I’ve entered the correct dates, the correct airport codes, or have really truly selected the correct flights.

Once I click that little red button – in the “non-refundable, non-transferable, you’re-totally-screwed-if-you-mess-this-up” world of travel we live in – whatever I’ve purchased is a done deal.

Today, I clicked the button to start off the first leg of Gone John – confirming a three month trip to Japan this September.

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Grabbing an iced tea while reading up on my new lens!

Gear : Behind the Lens

One of the important pieces of the puzzle for this project is pulling together everything I need to capture the high quality video and audio to tell great stories.  Luckily, I’m able to use some of the gear I have already with a few modifications.  But, I still have some things I need to acquire.

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