Originally Posted by lajoie87
what do mean by staying out there as long as possible ?
Don't rush through your voyage. Start out with smaller steps if you can. There are certain skills that you can only become good at by doing them. Reading helps you prepare for your real education, which you will get "out there". So, it makes sense to keep an easy pace when you can, allowing you to fine-tune your skills, expectations, and plans.
For the mechanics of sailing around the world, look at Jimmy Cornell's book "World Cruising Routes". You do want to schedule your trip to take advantage of favorable seasonal conditions, and avoid the storm seasons. This will be a big factor in your planning.