I am about to set off on a round the world journey, so how do I figure out the places to go? The world is a big place, and I’ve already been able to visit 40 countries, so how did I decide on the places to go? A lot of Google, many web and Facebook pages, friends recommendations and several, “Oh that looks so pretty, I have to go there!”
I’ve been collecting points and miles (I’ll share more on that later) and so I’ve booked all of my main flights and several of my flights in Asia on miles. I’m trying to balance being flexible, with being frugal! I’m also a planner by nature, so plotting and planning and organizing is part of the fun. I’ve plotted out a rough journey of my trip, but open for suggestions and recommendations!
I’m leaving from NYC and starting my trip with friends in Tel Aviv with a stop in Jordan before heading to Europe for the Summer.
From Europe, I’ll head to Asia, starting my trip in Beijing and working my way to Southeast Asia. I’ll return to the US via Hawaii and then decide if I can go to South America and Antarctica in 2018.
The basic itinerary is as follows:
- May – Israel and Jordan
- June – Paris, Normandy, Alpine France and Switzerland, Morocco
- July – Ireland, London, Scotland, Iceland, TBD
- August – Puglia, TBD, Croatia, Slovenia
- September – Italy, China, Japan, Bali
- October – Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, TBD
- November – Thailand, Hawaii
Do you have any suggestions on my itinerary? Anything I shouldn’t miss in the cities I’m visiting? Any places I should add? Any places I should skip?