If you have been thinking about embarking on a round-the-world trip this new year, here are some tips to make the trip as smooth as possible.
According to Smarter Travel, a journey around the world is not a destination - it is a set of flights that needs to be carefully planned so you don't end up paying high prices just to get from one city to another.
A good way to start planning is by marking out your must-visit places and then plotting the rest of the connecting stops along the way.
Hopping from city to city within the continent is easy but going across the ocean is trickier.
These days, with the options available, travellers can hop on a budget flight or even get a cheap ticket on board a cruise.
Other than getting around, Smarter Travel has highlighted other hassles that travellers might encounter along the way.
Depending on your nationality, your passport can bring you to many countries which might not need a visa, especially most countries in Western Europe.
However, if Middle East or Asia is in your itinerary, make sure you check all the requirements needed and avoid being turned away at the airport or check-points.