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Trip Budget Tool
Use our spreadsheet to quickly estimate the price of your around-the-world trip. We include line items for room and board by region, plus airfare, travel insurance, gear, and another 20 percent for contingencies. Download our spreadsheet now.
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Around the World Blog
Four Months, Eight Countries
On a recent solo trip around the world, the author visited at least one country on every continent. The plane tickets alone cost $5600. Was it worth it? more
These videos show our beloved editor jumping in New Zealand. In the first video, he plummets from a cable car that is suspended 478 feet over a gorge. In the second video, he tests the latest fad -- the 360-foot Canyon Swing. The companies claim you fall at speeds of up to 90 mph.