02/25/2012 09:09 am ET Updated Apr 26, 2012

Around The World Travel In 5 Easy Steps (PHOTOS)

For travel lovers, it's the ultimate dream. A round the world trip. Taking off, leaving your job, your house, your car, and your family and friends behind and hitting the open road. No worries about seeing everything you want to see when you only have a week to do it. This is the ultimate trip for those who love to travel.

Can you do it? How do you do it? What kind of planning does it take to make a round the world trip a reality?


photos by Christian Haugen, quinet, aka Kath, rapidacid, LennyBaker