7 Questions Your Parents Will Ask when You Tell Them You're Taking a round the World Trip ...

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You’ll already have wrangled with yourself before finalizing your decision, but that will not stop the questions your parents will ask when you tell them you’re taking a round the world trip. Whatever age you might be, your parents will grill you on this (and actually, unless they’re of retirement age, children might well ask the same questions following a similar announcement by their parents). Their concerns will be numerous and will run the gamut of length of time, safety and well being, communication and finance. A RTW trip is one of the most amazing experiences in life. Don’t let the questions your parents will ask when you tell them you’re taking a round the world trip put you off. Just be ready to answer them and you’ll be reaffirming your decision, dispelling any final doubts.

1. Why Are You Going?

Never mind this being one of the questions your parents will ask when you tell them you’re taking a round the world trip, it is one which you have asked yourself and should know the answer to. A round the world trip is a huge commitment and your parents will have a number of concerns. If you’re doing it in a gap year, they will be concerned you should get a job and start living, and not be gallivanting around the globe. If they have the idea that travelling is just a way in which to delay a full-time job then there are some smart answers to this. Explain to them the reasons why you want to travel, and concentrate on the positive effects travel will have on your life and on your résumé/CV. Tell them all the positive rewards which come from exploring the world such as meeting new people, exploring different cultures, learning languages, seeing sights, climbing mountains, gaining experience and I’m sure you can think up some more to add. If you are leaving a job, (unless you are being granted a sabbatical) you’ll need to be ready to explain what plans you have to get back into the workplace on your return.

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