Guide Map


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The Yellow Pin is where we currently are, with some delay. Points of interest will also be added as we visit them and lodging ones are already there. Click on blue flight segment lines for flight info and real time tracking (lighter segments are completed). Red Segments have train info and green are for car segments.

History


It all started with the winning of 2 first class Continental RTW tickets from the American Express Wishlist way back in 2007 equivalently delivered with 560K miles. 6 years later with the merger of United and Continental, topping off the account to 700K miles with credit card offers, and a planned Leave of Absence from work, this trip is actually taking place starting 4/3/2013 and ending 6/28/2013.

Friday, March 29, 2013

White Party 2013

We are starting out our world trip by going to the White Party in Palm
Springs until Tuesday. Then we will be off to Buenos Aires on
Wednesday.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Flight Change and....

YES we are finally crossing the Pacific! New flights on Air Canada in Executive International First for Buenos Aires to Tokyo!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

T - 2 weeks...

We have 2 weeks until we leave. Most all of our plans are in place and this is going to be a super adventure. Keep up to date with the blog as I will be moving our Yellow Pin position as we progress and posting pics with the stuff we discover along the way.  

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Consolidated Itinerary

The map at the top of the blog has all the flights and lodging info, as well as some already planned excursions.  You can click on any of the blue line segments to get more info and even track the flights live. Train segments are red and Car segments green.  Lodging POIs have info on where we are staying.


Itinerary




Dates - City - Area Staying In


Related Transportation


4/3 - 4/15 - Buenos Aires - Palermo/Recoleta
San Francisco - Buenos Aires via Newark


  • UNITED AIRLINES (UA) 206 4/3/13 11:30 PDT AM
  • UNITED AIRLINES (UA) 847 4/3/13 9:50 EDT PM

  • Buenos Aires to/from El Calafate


  • LAN AIRLINES (LA) 4430 4/8/13 3:00 GMT-3 PM
  • AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS (AR) 1871 4/10/13 11:20 GMT-3 AM


  • 4/17 - 4/23 - Tokyo - Shinjuku
    Buenos Aires to Tokyo via Santiago/Toronto


  • Air Canada (AC) 93 4/15/13 4PM GMT-3 PM
  • Air Canada (AC) 93 4/15/13 6:30 GMT-4 PM
  • Air Canada (AC) 1 4/16/13 2:10 EDT PM


  • 4/24 - 5/1 - Sydney - Hyde Park
    Tokyo to Sydney via Seoul


  • ASIANA AIRLINES (OZ) 103 4/23/13 1:30 GMT+9 PM
  • ASIANA AIRLINES (OZ) 601 4/23/13 8:30 GMT+9 PM


  • 5/1 - 5/6 - Melbourne - Central District "CBD"
    Sydney to Melbourne


  • QANTAS AIRWAYS (QF) 435 5/1/13 1:00 GMT+10 PM


  • 5/6 - 5/10 - Phuket - Le Meridien Beach Resort
    Melbourne to Phuket via Bangkok


  • THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL (TG) 466 5/6/13 1:55 GMT+10 PM
  • THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL (TG) 225 5/6/13 10:40 GMT+7 PM


  • 5/10 - 5/15 - Bangkok - Suriya Wong/Bang Rak
    Phuket to Bangkok


  • THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL (TG) 730 5/10/13 5:05 GMT+7 PM


  • 5/16 - Enter Europe at Vienna
    Bangkok to Vienna via Milan


  • THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL (TG) 940 5/16/13 12:40 GMT+7 AM
  • AUSTRIAN (OS) 512 5/16/13 10:20 GMT+2 AM

  • 5/16 - 5/19 - Budapest - District V Central
    Rail to Budapest from Vienna

    5/19 - 5/22 - Vienna - City Center
    Rail to Vienna from Budapest

    5/22 - 5/26 - Zurich - Old Town
    Rail to Zurich from Vienna

    5/26 - 5/29 - Taormina - Village
    Zurich to Catania


  • AIRBERLIN (AB) 8096 5/26/13 7:20 GMT+2 AM


  • 5/29 - 6/1 - Sorrento - Center
    Rail to Sorrento via Pompei then car

    6/1 - 6/3 - Venice - Center
    Ferry to Naples then Rail to Venice from Naples via Rome

    6/3 - 6/4 - Nice - Center
    Venice to Nice


  • EASYJET (U2) 1654 6/3/13 7:45 GMT+2 PM


  • 6/4 - 6/6 - Aix En Provence - Village Center
    Rail to Aix En Provence TGV

    6/6 - 6/10 - Barcelona - Ciutat Vella/ El Barri Gotec
    Marseille MRS to Barcelona BCN

    6/10 - 6/13 - Madrid - Cortes/Recoletos/Retiro area
    Rail to Madird

    6/13 - 6/19 - Paris - Latin Quarter
    Madrid to Paris


  • EASYJET (U2) 3910 6/13/13 4:20 GMT+2 PM


  • 6/19 - 6/24 - Stockholm - City Center/Old Town border
    Paris to Stockholm via Berlin


  • AIRBERLIN (AB) 8155 6/19/13 8:45 GMT+2 AM
  • AIRBERLIN (AB) 8098 6/19/13 12:40 GMT+2 PM


  • 6/24 - 6/28 - Amsterdam - Red Light District
    Stockholm to Amsterdam


  • NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE (DY) 4531 6/24/13 6:30 GMT+2 PM


  • 6/28 Fly Home to SFO
    Amsterdam to SFO via Chicago


  • UNITED AIRLINES (UA) 908 6/28/13 10:55 GMT+2 AM
  • UNITED AIRLINES (UA) 1115 6/28/13 6:05 CDT PM

  • Sunday, March 3, 2013

    The History Behind this RTW Trip

    It all started with the winning of 2 first class Continental RTW tickets from the American Express Wishlist way back in 2007 equivalently delivered with 560K miles. 6 years later with the merger of United and Continental, topping off the account to 700K miles with credit card offers, and a planned Leave of Absence from work, this trip is actually taking place starting 4/3/2013 and ending 6/28/2013. (Only exception is due to flight routing, we are not crossing the Pacific).