Plan on backpacking the globe for as long as we can afford it. How much p.p. per day should we budget for 2 ppl? Round world tix or not?
RTW passing through major regional hubs would be my choice. I planned to do SE Asia and Aus/NZ, so got a very cheap RTW that had a 2 month stop in Singapore, so I could do my overland bit there. The RTW was only 20% more expensive than the return ticket to my final destination, and included one free change of dates/destinations etc, availability allowing. Its *not* as flexible as DIY, but it will be much much cheaper. Backpacking as a couple, the real question will be dorms or double rooms? You can get by fantastically well on $15pppd meals and accomadation in Malaysia and Thailand, for example, if you are staying in dorms. Because there are two of you, double rooms are not actually vastly more expensive, but $20 would be more like it. My SE Asia budget was $50 per day including all travel and entertainment, and I lived as well as I could want, scuba dived quite a lot and traveled every other day! $100 a day, with two of you, will be far more than adequate in SE Asia, even in Singapore. over 8 years ago