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RTW Travel Guide My absolute favourite site for RTW information; a very well organized, comprehensive source of down-to-earth information. This was my original inspiration for launching into long-term travel.

The Practical Nomad: How To Travel Around The World A comprehensive site offering answers to most frequently asked questions.

The Art of Travel: How To See The World An online book offering advice on long-term travel.

RTW FAQ A simple, but handy, FAQ written in Canadian.

Lonely Planet Thorntree A tremendously large source of travel info / forum of travellers answering questions from peers. A little bit frustrating to search for answers to questions that have already been asked.

Packing List This is, by far, the nerdiest compilation of data that I have encountered. It is a very detailed list of things to take when travelling long-term. Wow.

Travel Guides A collection of free, downloadable travel guides for Europe.


Some travelogues for inspiration and motiviation….

The Elements of Vagabonding broken down into pieces and examined very carefully by a guy who travelled the Third World.

13 Months spent travelling around the world.

360 Days Around the World People travelling in 2003. I like their packing list and travel tips.

Canadians! who travelled around the world in 2003/04.

More Canadians! who travelled around the world (2006/07).