2013 | Around-the-World

So you want to travel around-the-world but don’t want to spend the time or money it requires?  Just follow my journey, it’s much easier.

On March 21st I left on a 35-day around-the-world trip with my frequent travel partner and former college roommate, Kyle.  Over 78 hours in the air across 17 flights, 30,942 miles, 12 cities, 11 countries, 5 continents, 4 visas and countless travel apps.

You could say this trip is 10 years in the making.  Ten years ago Kyle and I, along with my friend Chris, went on a 15-city tour of Europe.  Shortly after this trip Kyle started his job with Intel and found out that Intel offered a “Seventh Inning Stretch” – an 8-week paid sabbatical after 7 years of service.  His 3 years working for Intel in Costa Rica didn’t count towards this so 7 years became 10 years.  We started getting serious about planning our trip a few years ago and I saved up my PTO.

We purchased around-the-world tickets through the SkyTeam alliance and I booked hotels via hotels.com.  It was not as expensive as one may think – probably about the same as a family of 4 going somewhere abroad for 2 weeks this summer. It pays to not have kids ;).

Pictures: http://www.tripcolor.com/user/59148/trip/56722-Around-the-World-In-34-Days

Pictures of Planes, Trains and Automobiles: http://www.tripcolor.com/user/59148/trip/57950-Planes,-Trains-and-Automobiles

Cities

City Arrive Depart
San Francisco, USA 3/21/2013 3/23/2013
Tokyo, Japan 3/24/2013 3/26/2013
Beijing, China 3/26/2013 3/29/2013
Seoul, South Korea 3/29/2013 4/1/2013
Mumbai, India 4/2/2013 4/4/2013
Dubai, UAE 4/4/2013 4/7/2013
Cairo, Egypt 4/7/2013 4/9/2013
Bucharest, Romania 4/10/2013 4/12/2013
Moscow, Russia 4/12/2013 4/15/2013
St Petersburg, Russia 4/15/2013 4/18/2013
Paris, France 4/18/2013 4/18/2013
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 4/19/2013 4/23/2013

Aircraft

Carrier Flight # Equipment
Alaska Airlines 31 Boeing 737-800
Alaska Airlines 338 Boeing 737-700
Delta DL 209 Boeing 767-300ER
Delta DL 617 Boeing 767-300ER
Korean Air KE 856 Boeing 777-300
Korean Air KE 655 Airbus A330-200
Saudia SV 741 Airbus A320
Saudia SV 556 Airbus A320
Saudia SV 569 Embraer 170
Saudia SV 321 Airbus A321
Tarom RO 102 Boeing 737-700
Aeroflot SU 2035 Sukhoi Superjet 100-95
Aeroflot SU 18 Airbus A320
Air France AF 1153 Airbus A319
Air France AF 442 Boeing 747-400
Delta DL 60 Boeing 767-400ER
Delta DL 1230 Boeing (Douglas) MD-90

Hotels

City Check In Nights Hotel
San Francisco, CA March 21 2 Hotel Kyle
Tokyo, Japan March 24 2 Hotel Princess Garden
Beijing, China March 26 3 Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Seoul, South Korea March 29 3 Ramada Hotel and Suites
Mumbai, India April 02 2 Hilton Mumbai
Dubai, UAE April 04 3 Majestic Hotel Tower
Cairo, Egypt April 07 2 Cairo Ramses Hilton
Bucharest, Romania April 10 2 Europa Royale Bucharest
Moscow, Russia April 12 3 Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
St Petersburg, Russia April 15 3 Courtyard by Marriott Pushkin
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil April 19 4 Caesar Business Botafogo
Total Hotel Nights 29

 

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