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Extended Round the World Travel Advice

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I believe long-term travel is the best experience possible. But, like anything worthwhile, it has some difficulties. These posts explore some of the challenges I faced during my eight years of traveling and offer advice on how to deal with some of these challenges.

By far the biggest issue I had while traveling around the world as a younger man was culture shock. It even resulted in me making some major decisions, most of which I regret in retrospect. In my experience, many people suffer from culture shock while traveling around the world or living abroad but most don’t even know they are suffering from culture shock.

During my five years traveling around the world. I occasionally suffered from mild travel burnout. Only once did I truly want to stop sightseeing for awhile. Why didn’t sightseeing ever really exhaust me? Because over time I have learned how to appreciate every place’s architecture, history, and beauty. However, sightseeing fatigue seems commonplace among other long-term travelers because they don’t have enough background to appreciate what they are seeing and don’t try to mix fun experiences into their sightseeing experiences.