Reasons to go on a round the world trip

Are you itching to take a big trip instead of a quick week here and there? If you need some extra incentive to make the leap and book that round-the-world trip, the Lonely Planet have come up with some top reasons…

Gap year
A gap year is the best option if you have finished school and still undecided on whether you want to go to uni or which career route to go down. Taking a year out could help you to decide what you really want to do. Volunteering or beach-bumming, no matter what you do a year off could be the best education you get.

Break-up
Rather than checking themselves into Heartbreak Hotel, many of the broken-hearts hit the road to shake the blues. You might even meet someone else along your travels. Use the film Eat, Pray, Love as your inspiration.

Midlife crisis
There’s nothing like heading into another culture to work out what your life’s all about – plus it’s more rewarding than buying a sports car! Whether you rekindle old interests, meet people who challenge your beliefs or just let yourself be lost for a year, travel will tell you what’s important in life.

Redundancy
If your job has been affected by the recession, take your redundancy package and look for somewhere far away to get more bang for your buck. You never know, your adventure could lead you to stumble on a new career!

Just because
Do you really need a justifiable reason? It could just be that you always wanted to see the Greek Islands or that you want to taste yum cha in Hong Kong, but whatever’s raised your travel appetite, you’ll never regret booking a round-the-world ticket and heading off. Inspirational, escape or just for fun, whatever reason you take a RTW trip for you’re bound to be surprised by what you discover on your journey – about the world and yourself.

Cheap backpackers insurance
You can purchase great value backpacking insurance direct at 24/7 travel insurance. For a 2-month trip in Asia, will cost you just £18.43* – a small price to pay to really enjoy your trip all the more!

* Premium £18.43 includes Insurance Premium Tax based on an individual aged under 36 taking out a ‘Standard’ Backpacker Worldwide excluding USA/Canada/Caribbean 24/7 travel insurance policy for 2 months. Cover details and prices are correct at time of going to press (March 2011) and are subject to change.