A Quasi-round the World Trip

Traveling around the world for 19 days. From California to Europe, India, and Asia. Using miles and points I only paid a fraction of what this quasi-round the world trip would have cost. | travel hacks | travel around the world | miles and points | TravelingWellForLess.com

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Have you ever thought about a round the world trip? Or maybe a quasi-round the world trip? It sounds expensive, right? But it doesn’t have to be if you know the right travel tricks. A quasi-round the world trip of 19-days would have cost over $33,200. But I paid a fraction of that price. Find out how you can too!

A Quasi-round the World Trip

My longest solo trip was a quasi-round the world 19-day trip. This luxury trip would have cost over $33,200. But by using miles and points, I paid a fraction of that price. | travel hacks | miles and points | TravelingWellForLess.com

Last June, I took my longest solo trip: a quasi-round the world 19-day trip. I visited Switzerland, Mallorca, France, Sri Lanka, Japan, and Germany. This luxury trip would have cost over $33,200. But thanks to airfare sales and using miles and points, it was nowhere close to that price. Keep reading to find out how you can do it too.

I wasn’t completely solo because a friend joined me in France, Sir Lanka, and Japan. But I was solo in the sense that I traveled without my family. And was the longest trip I’ve taken without my family.

My friend, Steve, found a great Business Class Fare from Paris to Tokyo via Columbo. It’s cheap to travel in Europe, so I added Mallorca, Germany, and Switzerland. Steve’s a great travel buddy. We’ve traveled to Iguazu Falls and Madrid along with another friend, Sagy. But Sagy couldn’t go on this trip.

Packing Tips

How do you pack for a 19-day trip in a carry-on bag? By planning in advance. I’ll write a post about how to pack, but for now, here are some recommendations:

  • Comfortable walking shoes that can be dressy or casual
  • Light-weight undergarments
  • Breathable (wicking material) shirts
  • Non-wrinkle clothing like this dress or shirt
  • Skorts (shorts for guys)
  • Packing cubes (keeps your undergarments from getting tossed around)
  • Woolite packets (washing clothes means you can pack less)
  • Extra memory cards
  • External hard drive

Travel Insurance

You should buy travel insurance when you travel, even if you’re using miles and points. Because there’s always some component of your trip that isn’t refundable.It’s saved my travel companions thousands of dollars. The small amount you’ll pay will save you a lot of money and stress. I purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy for all my trips.

Trip Cost

Here’s a breakdown of what of my trip cost.

If you use hotel points for all of the hotels instead of paying cash for some like I did the entire trip would only cost $1,920.95.

Lufthansa First Class from Los Angeles to Frankfurt

Lufthansa First Class from Los Angeles to Frankfurt | travel hacks | use miles and points | luxury travel | TravelingWellForLess.com
You have room to stretch out when you fly Lufthansa First Class from Los Angeles to Frankfurt

My original flight was in Business Class on Air Tahiti from Los Angeles to Paris. Because of the Air France strike, flights to and from Paris were getting canceled.

I grabbed a Business Class flight on Lufthansa to Zurich. The cost was 70,000 United Miles and $40 plus a $ 75 last-minute booking fee.

Three days before my flight, ExpertFlyer alerted me that a First Class seat was available. For 41,000 more miles, I flew First Class from Los Angeles to Frankfurt. The cost for this $14,000 flight? Only 110,000 United Airlines miles and $114.80.

When flying First Class on Lufthansa, you have access to the Star Alliance First Class Lounge at LAX. Definitely a not to miss experience!

Pro-tip: The First Class lounge doesn’t have showers. So you have to go to the Star Alliance Business Class lounge to shower.

Los Angeles International Airport is about a two-hour drive from San Diego. There are lots of ways to get to LAX from San Diego. Because the flight didn’t leave until the evening, I took Amtrak.

It cost the same amount of miles flying from Los Angeles to Zurich that it does to fly to Frankfurt. So Zurich was my end destination. Besides, there’s a Park Hyatt there. πŸ™‚

While in Frankfurt I visited the Business Class and First Class lounges. What can I say, I’m a lounge addict.

Park Hyatt Zurich

I scored a free hotel upgrade to a junior suite at the Park Hyatt Zurich because I booked through the hotel's website. | hotel hack | travel hacking | TravelingWellForLess.com
Junior suite at the Park Hyatt Zurich

You used to be able to requalify for Hyatt Diamond elite status with 25 stays. Because a separate night counted as a stay I would bounce Hyatt hotels each night. Flying into Zurich gave me a chance to earn another hotel credit and stay at the Park Hyatt Zurich. Update: Hyatt Diamond is now called Hyatt Globalist. You can qualify for Hyatt Globalist when you stay 60 nights a year at Hyatt hotels.

I used 30,000 Hyatt points for a standard room. But got upgraded to a Junior Suite for free! And no, I didn’t tell them I was coming nor say it was a special occasion.

Mallorca

Enjoying the quiet of an empty brand-new hotel, the Park Hyatt Mallorca. | TravelingWellForLess.com
Enjoying the quiet of an empty brand-new hotel, the Park Hyatt Mallorca

The Park Hyatt Mallorca had recently opened. And how often do you get a chance to be one the first guests? If you’re like me, that’s never. Yeah, not on the red carpet invite list either. πŸ™‚

So I flew coach on Lufthansa from Zurich to Mallorca and stayed at the Park Hyatt Mallorca for two nights. My flight cost $145.65.

I’ve written about how to get to the hotel and where you shouldn’t rent a car from in Mallorca but haven’t done my review yet. I used 20,000 Hyatt points per night. A total bargain!

France

On my quasi-round the world trip, I finally made it to Paris and saw the Eiffel Tower. | miles and points | travel hacks | TravelingWellForLess.com
The Eiffel Tower was lit up for the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer championship

I paid $145.65 for a coach ticket from Mallorca to Paris. I stayed at the Hotel du Louve for 2 nights using Points + Cash. And booked a night at the Hyatt Paris Etolie for cheap, $182.81.

Sri Lankan Airlines Business Class Flight from Paris to Tokyo

Sri Lanakan Business Class from Paris to Tokyo for $1,1107. | travel hacking | miles and points | TravelingWellForLess.com
Business Class on Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan offered a cheap Business Class flight from Paris to Tokyo via Colombo for $1,107.04 including tax. Paying cash meant I earned EQM (Elite Qualifying Miles) with American Airlines. Plus a ton of RDM (ReDeemable Miles) for free flights.

They use the Salon Premium Icare lounge at Charles de Galle so we hung at there before our flight.

Sri Lanka

Free stops in Colombo were included with our Business Class ticket. I visited some shrines and temples. | travel hacking | miles and points | things to do in Colombo, Sri Lanka | TravelingWellForLess.com

The flight included a free stop in Colombo both ways. Even better, it included a free room at the Airport Garden Hotel Colombo on both stopovers!

We visited the Serendib Lounge at Colombo Airport before the flight to Tokyo. It’s a pretty basic lounge but does have a 1 room spa and a shower. But the air conditioning wasn’t working during our visit. I’ll write up a review later.

Japan

Visiting the Tokyo Fish Market after the crowds have left. | Japan | TravelingWellForLess.com

The first night in Tokyo I stayed at the Andaz Tokyo in a Park View King room using Points + Cash. The cost was $211.32 with tax and 12,500 Hyatt points.

I paid cash and used a Diamond Suite upgrade for a night at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. Because the cash rate was cheaper than the value of booking a Points + Cash rate. The total cost after taxes and drinks at the bar was $599.

My last night in Tokyo was at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in a Diplomat Suite using Points + Cash and a Diamond Suite upgrade. It cost $214.14 and 12,500 Hyatt points.

Before the flight to Paris, we visited the Cathay Pacific and the JAL Sakura Lounges in Narita. There’s also an American Airlines Admirals Club. If you aren’t EXP or flying in First or Business Class, you can get in free with the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard.

France

The room at the Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Galle wasn't fancy but it was clean. And they had a Club lounge. | Paris | miles and points | travel around the world | TravelingWellForLess.com

I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Paris – Charles de Galle because I was flying to Hamburg the next day. They offered a super cheap rate of $101.38.

My roundtrip coach ticket from Paris to Hamburg on Air France cost $148.94.

Germany

Checking out the sites in Hamburg, Germany. | things to do in Hamburg | TravelingWellForLess.com

In Hamburg, I alternated nights at the Reichshof Hamburg and the Park Hyatt Hamburg. For a regular room at the Reichshof Hamburg, I paid $192.18.

A Deluxe room at the Park Hyatt Hamburg cost $210.62.

When I went back to the Reichshof Hamburg, they gave me a suite with kitchenette. This was a cool room and I would definitely stay here again! My cost was $188.42.

France

A brief stay at the Park Hyatt Paris in a deluxe room. | Paris, France | travel hacks | miles and points | TravelingWellForLess.com

Even though I had a very early flight, I stayed at the Park Hyatt Paris. I used 30,000 Hyatt points for a Park Deluxe room.

American Airlines Business Class From Paris to San Diego

One-way Business Class from Paris to San Diego via London for 50,000 miles | travel hack | miles and points | TravelingWellForLess.com

I booked a 1-way flight from Paris to San Diego on American Airlines. My original flight was in Business Class from Paris to New York and in coach from New York to San Diego.

The day before I left, ExpertFlyer showed a seat in Business Class from Paris to Los Angeles via London. And a seat from Los Angeles to San Diego.

Not only would I fly in Business Class the entire way, I’d also get home three hours earlier! Win-win! So I called the EXP desk and switched my ticket. My flight cost $215.96 and 50,000 miles.

I visited both the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge and Admirals Club in the Charles de Galle Airport.

Pro-tip: You pay higher airline taxes flying out of London. So it’s not worth using miles for a coach flight. But can be worth it when you’re flying Business or First Class.

Here’s How You Can Do It Too

The quickest way to get miles and points is through credit card sign-up bonuses.

How to Earn United Airlines Miles

United MileagePlus Explorer Card

You can earn up to 60,000 United Airlines miles; you earn 40,000 miles after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months and an additional 20,000 miles when you spend another $8,000 in the first 6 months of getting the United MileagePlus Explorer card.

How to Earn Hyatt Points

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Photo courtesy of Park Hyatt Paris

Hyatt Card

After spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of getting the Hyatt card, you can earn 60,000 points.

Pro-tip: You earn 2 elite qualifying nights with every $5,000 you spend.

Chase Sapphire Cards

The Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve cards are offering 50,000 points signup bonuses.

You can earn up to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of getting the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

And another 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Sapphire Reserve after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer to participating airlines and hotels like United Airlines and Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio. So you can redeem your 50,000 Chase Ultimate Reward points for 50,000 airline miles or 50,000 hotel points.

Chase Ink Preferred

You can earn up to 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of getting the Chase Ink Preferred.

How to Earn American Airlines Miles

Photo courtesy of American Airlines

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard earns you 50,000 American Airlines miles when you spend $2,500 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

You can earn 50,000 American Airlines miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of getting the Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard.

Pro-tip: The Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard includes free membership to the Admirals Club.

American Express Starwood Cards

With the American Express Starwood (personal and business) cards you can earn 25,000 Starwood points each after spending $5,000 in the first 6 months of account opening. Terms and conditions apply.

After completing the minimum spending and earning the sign-up bonus on both cards, you’ll have 60,000 Starwood points.

Starwood points transfer to many airlines like American Airlines at a 1:1 ratio. And you get a 5,000 point bonus when you transfer points in 20,000 increments.

When you can transfer 60,000 Starwood points to American Airlines you get 75,000 American Airlines miles.

Pro-tip: Starwood points transfer to United Airlines at a 2:1 ratio. So you shouldn’t transfer Starwood points to United.

Conclusion

Last summer I took a 19-day trip and visited six countries: Switzerland, Mallorca, France, Sri Lanka, Japan, and Germany. It was the longest trip I’ve taken without my family. I had a blast and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Flying First Class on Lufthansa was an incredible experience. I didn’t have enough time in Mallorca so I’m planning a return visit. And believe it or not, this was my first visit to France. Yep!

Sri Lanka wasn’t on my bucket list but I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see a little bit of the country. I haven’t been to Japan in over 40 years so it was interesting to see the changes. And I need to return to Hamburg.

The retail cost of this trip: $33, 200.78. But I didn’t pay anywhere near that. Instead, I used miles and points earned from credit cards like the United MileagePlus Explorer, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ink Preferred, Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard, Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard, and American Express Starwood personal and business cards.

Stay tuned for more blog posts about this trip.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred

The Chase Sapphire PreferredΒ is the best card for beginning travel hackers.Β It is the first card you should get to start traveling for free because the welcome offer is 60,000 points (after spending $4,000 in the first three months).
 
My favorite perks about this card are earning 2X points on travel and dining, no foreign transaction fees, and transferring points to 13 airline and hotel partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest.
 

Debra Schroeder

Debra is a former 12-year travel industry executive and has traveled the world using airline miles and credit card points since 1994. She'll teach you the secrets of traveling well for less.

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  • Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA August 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

    So, the first consideration is accumulating the points. I know- because I’ve taken my 7 person family (first class) thrice to Paris and Israel, once to the UK, and to Hawaii. At this point in my life, I don’t have many points left on United (about 500K) or Marriott (350K). My Hyatt, Hilton, American, and Delta points are all depleted. but, their use was worth it. Just like were yours.

    • Debra Schroeder August 23, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Hi Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EA,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post. I love Israel, when you were there last?

  • Chittra M August 22, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Great points! am gonna get some good cards and collect points. The business class and first class seats are very alluring..

    • Debra Schroeder August 23, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Hi Chittra M,

      You’re going to love flying in Business and First Class. πŸ™‚ You won’t feel as jetlagged either. Enjoy!

  • Ryan Biddulph August 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Absolutely brilliant Debra how you lopped off those dollars and got a 14K ticket for a bunch of miles and 100 smackers. Impressive! We do so much travel-wise without paying much at all, barely digging into our pockets through the gift of house sitting and finding inexpensive flights via budget airlines. We do spend some dough to enjoy our experience but also learned how you can live in luxe spots for months without paying a dime.

    • Debra Schroeder August 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Ryan Biddulph,

      Thanks! I love leveraging miles and points to travel for practically free. πŸ™‚ But I also don’t mind paying when it’s a good value. I’m envious of your nomadic life. Still have one kiddo at home…

  • Samantha August 24, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Wow! You saved so much! I love love LOVE my airline points!!! I don’t stay in specific hotel brands very much so I don’t have a membership. Maybe I should look into that, you saved so much money using your hotel points!

    • Debra Schroeder August 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Samantha,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed the post! πŸ™‚ Definitely look into hotel points. It will save you so much on your hotel stays. πŸ™‚

  • Kellyn August 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Seems like you had the trip of a lifetime. My husband and I were just in Mallorca back in May. Will definitely be checking out the Park Hyatt hotel.

    • Debra Schroeder August 27, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Hi Kellyn,

      Thanks, I sure did. Can’t wait to do another one. πŸ™‚

      You’ll love the Park Hyatt. I need to finish writing all my reviews about that hotel so stay tuned.

  • Theresa August 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I can’t wait to have enough points to jump a class. I have flown business class once and it was the best thing ever! Thanks for sharing.

  • Debbzie Leksono August 27, 2017 at 1:19 am

    This is such a great post! I really need to learn more of this mileage thingy from you, really. I am a member to some airlines but never really use or redeem my points. Dang! Only now I realised I’ve missed a lot, lol. Paying hundred something $ for a First class flight is definitely a steal. Thanks so much for sharing this πŸ™‚

  • Eve Kay August 27, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Sounds like a fun trip! I really need to look into these hotel points program as well. Thanks for sharing the tips!

    • Debra Schroeder August 27, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Hi Eve Kay,

      Glad you liked the post. Let me know if you need any help or tips on how to get more hotel points.

  • RaW | Ramble and Wander August 27, 2017 at 11:15 am

    As someone who enjoys tracking cheap airfares (out of Malaysia), I’m always envious of Americans who seem to be able to collect so many points and air miles easily via credit card offers. I can only wish it’s the same case here in Malaysia. Miles aside, that business class airfare that you got on Sri Lankan is dirt cheap, I guess I’d need to check out their offers more often!

  • Bruce Schinkel August 27, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    it’s always great to find ways around paying retail prices, and learning the tricks others have for doing the same. Thanks for this breakdown!

  • Sara Broers August 27, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Wow~ You leveraged those points and made it work! What a great way to travel the world and make it extremely affordable. Switzerland is on my to travel to list and I see that was part of this amazing trip. Great tips on what airlines to fly and where to crash for the night, as well. Making notes now!

  • Baia Dzagnidze August 28, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Wow you managed to see all those countries in 19 days? I am going to Croatia for 19 days and I think that’s not enough, lol. Anyways, you saved a lot on your trip and traveled luxuriously. Unfortunately, we don’t have credit cards like that, so I rarely collect miles πŸ™

  • Suzanne August 28, 2017 at 9:38 am

    You certainly know your way around the credit card points system and frequent flyer miles! I can’t believe you scored such great first-class tickets with miles and a bit of cash! This goes to show if you do your research, you can enjoy the finer things in life for less.

  • Kaylene August 28, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    How cool, you made it to so many places and for such great prices! Thanks for sharing your tricks; I really need to start working on earning airplane miles!

  • Doreen Pendgracs August 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Enjoyed this post and look forward to reading more about your trip. I love travelling with a friend. It has made my trips so memorable.

    My big takeaway from this is learning about Expert Flyer. Has never hear of that resource and have now bookmarked it. Thx!

  • Tamara Minton August 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I guard my points and miles jealously, that’s for sure! I use them for every long distance trip! Always the way to go!

  • Ami August 28, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Now this is the best use of points that I have ever come across. Kudos to you on that. I should definitely not discount mine now given this experience of yours. Thanks for the useful tips that you have shared here.

  • Abigail Sinsona August 29, 2017 at 12:02 am

    That is such a good deal. I didn’t think you could visit that much country in that budget. I need to think about these tips you adapted and incorporate that into my future travel plans! Budget has always been a hindrance for travel so it is comforting to know that it is possible to travel to many destinations with limited budget.

  • Paulina August 29, 2017 at 12:12 am

    I love the financial insight here. This makes it so much easier to plan your own round the world trip. I love your plane photos… all the seats look just so comfortable. My favourite destination among the ones you presented is definitely Mallorca.

  • Jasmin August 29, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I struggle to make 19 days enough to visit one country so can’t get my head around how you managed to make it through so many places in that amount of time. Like aren’t you just running from airport to the hotel and back? πŸ˜€ Anyhow, sounds like you saved a crazy amount of money with points! That’s something I definitely have to get myself into.

  • Vicki Louise August 29, 2017 at 5:13 am

    OMG! I wish I had your travel hacking skills! What an incredible RTW journey for an absolute bargain price! I really need to get into the points game more, it’s just a bit of a struggle when the Aussies don’t really play the game. I’m sure they’ll catch up soon tho, and I’ll be read thanks to all your tips!

  • Candiss August 29, 2017 at 10:38 am

    What a whirlwind trip but what a deal! Staying at the newly opened Park Hyatt in Mallorca had to of been a great experience!

  • Paige W August 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    You definitely went all over the place! I’m about to take off for at least 365 days! Talk about a planning project! I think 19 days out of a carry-on sounds like a fun challenge! I’m always willing to do laundry abroad so that definitely helps! You definitely got some great deals for doing luxury for the price. I did the math (I’m a numbers girl πŸ˜‰ ) an average of $225/day! I bet it would be fun to do something more luxurious. Our budget is $72/day! Wish us luck!

  • Emma mckay August 29, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Serious travel hacking inspiration! I’m super impressed – especially all the business class flights! Sounds like an amazing trip. The Hyatts all look amazing – I need to look into getting a decent hotel point card for us Canadians, I collect mostly airline miles right now. Glad you enjoyed the trip!

  • Lara Dunning August 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Great travel hacking!!! I hack some, but not to that extent. I appreciate how you broke down the costs of your trip, and man, you sure had a wonderful trip!

  • Claire August 29, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Holy moly you did a lot in 19 days! It’s a great way to get a taster for these places & to help decide where you want to go back to. France is beautiful, and I would love to see Sri Lanka too!

  • Tami August 29, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Debra, I’m amazed at what a wonderful trip you had for relatively little money! How on earth did you earn so many Hyatt hotel points?! I’m currently planning a 9-day trip to eastern Canada, and I only had enough hotel points for one night! So sad. But seriously, good on you for pulling it together so well! (And it looks like we might be practically neighbors, as I’m based in San Diego, too)

  • Nancy August 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Awesome tips – thanks for sharing! I often fly Lufthansa First & love booking a seat using points. I usually have to pay a lot more in fuel surcharges though – I wonder why? I also use my World of Hyatt points for hotel stays – excellent value. ?

  • Jenna August 29, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Sounds like such a wonderful trip! You made it to so many fantastic spots. I love being able to use miles and points–it makes trips so much more affordable! Thanks for the great breakdown of your expenses. Always nice to see different budgets. Great suggestions for packing too–wrinkle free clothing is always a must for me!

  • Swati Jain August 30, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Whoa. that’s a lovely blog. glad you can do such an amazing trip without shelling much. You saved a lot. Its really worth it if you book flights on time and consume browny points πŸ™‚

  • Rahul Khurana August 30, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This is awesome. That a long tour and an amazing one. Didn’t knew about how effective some tips like airline miles amd free stays can help us save our trip cost.

  • Shannon August 30, 2017 at 11:54 am

    True world traveler!! Looks like an amazing trip. I love that you used miles and points along the way.

  • Mimi & Mitch August 31, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Wow that 19 day trip was such a bargain for under 2000$! Points are so worth it when you invest some time to read about it and do it correctly. Pretty crazy you’ve got a first class experience too for your flight!

  • Archana Singh August 31, 2017 at 6:13 am

    OMG! This is such an inspiring post for someone like me who wants to go on a world tour at less. Your packing tips and travel hacks are fantastic. I follow many but I need to learn more.

  • Robert September 1, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Awesome tips and a cool way to travel. Should try this myself sometimes! Thanks for the inspiration

  • neha September 2, 2017 at 2:18 am

    6 countries in a 19 day trip – I am really impressed by that. And I do want to take a world trip sometimes. But so far when I thought about it, I didn’t know where to start . Now, you have provided a really good amount of resource here. Particularly that elaborate cost breakup, that really helps

  • Jen September 6, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Wow, amazing Quasi round the world trip post! I look forward to your packing article! I love how you broke down the retail cost and actual cost, very helpful. I am headed to Japan next so interesting to read that section. Thank you for sharing!

  • Agness of aTukTuk September 23, 2017 at 10:39 am

    This must have been a blast for you! Thanks a bunch for the awesome and practical tips. I will definitely try to bear them in mind and make sure to reread your post!

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