Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Have I officially spoken out loud and/or written here on the interwebs for all to see what my leave date target is? I know I mentioned awhile back that it would be sometime in the October to January timeframe. It is now officially set for. . .October. (Well, ok, ok. I guess nothing is "official" until I've purchased my plane ticket, but that will be happening very soon.) I haven't decided on the day in October yet, but I'm thinking either the 1st, 5th, or 12th. It can absolutely be no later than the 12th unless I decide not to go to Europe at all. The only parts of Europe that I'm planning on seeing at this point are Barcelona and Prague (oh and maybe Switzerland since I know people there!). Weather has been a big deciding factor. October won't be too bad with average highs at 68 and 55 degrees for Barcelona and Prague, respectively. I might have to wear ALL of the clothing that I take with me for Prague lol, but I should be okay. If I wait any later then I have to skip right over Europe and head straight for the tropics. And this way I still get to hit three continents!

So what's the itinerary looking like now? Well, I just submitted it to AirTreks for refining and finalizing but here's what it looks like so far. Baltimore--> Barcelona--> Prague--> Cairo (cheaper with this added in as a stopover)--> Bombay/Mumbai--> overland to--> Delhi--> Bangkok--> Hanoi--> Saigon/Ho Chi Minh--> Angor Wat--> overland to--> Kuala Lumpur--> overland to--> Singapore--> Bali--> Sydney--> Auckland--> Fiji--> Los Angeles (cheaper with this added in as a stopover)--> San Francisco--> Baltimore. I was trying to figure out how to show this on a map, but couldn't. Hopefully by the time the trip is finalized, I will have it all worked out so I can include it here.


  1. A real draft itinerary! This is getting more and more exciting. Though this does mean Thirsty Third Thursdays are going to be awful quiet for a long while. Maybe Amy and I can fly to Mumbai or something.

  2. LOL. Mumbai?! You know Amy's always wanted to go to Australia, so that would be more likely. :-) But I say meet me in Bali or Fiji, that way we can have our TTT adult beverage on a beach!