Word about our trip has spread amongst our friends, family, and colleagues and a question I am often asked is, “Michael, did you guys buy one of those ‘around the world’ tickets?” The answer is no. Those tickets are a great option for some but come with a lot of strings attached which lessen one’s flexibility in travel. If you are planning your own RTW trip, think carefully before rushing into one of these. We chose to build the legs of our trip on our own, with an aim to combine air, land and sea transport to maximize our freedom and ability to access more remote locations. That being said, I felt a little strange telling people that we are leaving on a trip around the world but don’t know where we are going. If you have read Where We’ve Been, you know that we did create a rough list of countries that we want to visit; but up until recently we had resisted the urge to reverse our saving and start spending on tickets.
One thing I hadn’t put too much thought into prior to this week was the number of airlines we will likely patronize that I have never heard of before. Have you ever flown with Air Eurpoa? How about Vueling Airline? Cimber Sterling anyone? I am sure these carriers are more well known to our friends in Europe, but I’m just saying. It took a little faith purchasing tickets from companies I’ve never heard of, but I am happy to say that in the last week we have made some travel plans that have started to bring the initial weeks of The Chamborres Expedition into focus.
The time has come for this experiment to get interactive. A lot of people have shared their insight on great attractions, delicious foods, natural wonders, etc. We would love to hear from more of you. What did you enjoy from your own trip? What would you see if you were traveling the world? Giving us an awesome, one of a kind, locals only suggestion is a great way to land yourself on the Shout Outs Page. At the moment, I can tell you for certain that we will be visiting the following locations:
-Spain (Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Sevilla, Cordoba, Madrid, Canary Islands)
-Portugal (Faro, Lisbon, Madeira Islands)
-Denmark (Copenhagen, Roskilde, Osted)
-Czech Republic (Prague, Central Bohemia)
But seriously, help us out with the inside scoop. We love hearing from our readers. -Mike