Frankly, even seven years have zipped by. We didn't know our around-the-world trip would be so long or that we'd go round-the-world a few times and see many countries we had never expected to see or be on our list. 45 countries now on 5 continents since we began with many of them very deep explorations with many return trips to our "homes' around the world. We just fell in love with the freedom of our travel lifestyle that allows us such a rich life on little.
The more we travel, explore and see, the bigger we realize this planet is. A RTW trip will change you and your world view, so my best advice, is to go slow, keep it open-ended, follow your heart, bliss and take as much time as you can to get to know this incredible planet, it's wonderful people and yourself.
Before we began, we didn't know that this was all possible and had our share of fears about travel. If you are called to world travel or ANY other dream, trust your heart, prepare well and make it happen!