Going Around The World Next Week — Unintentionally

S tarting next week, I will be embarking on a trip around the world — and I would like to know your thoughts on how you would like for me to report on it.

The reason why I say unintentionally was that I have a meeting in Dublin scheduled in early October — and what started as trying to find a reasonably low airfare turned into this journey around the world to countries such as South Korea, Hungary, China, Spain and the Philippines.

Here is my itinerary — and no, it is not a “mileage run”:


The airlines on which I will be traveling are Delta Air Lines, Alitalia, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, China Eastern Airlines…

…and Ryanair — twice. It will be my first time as a passenger on an airplane operated by Ryanair.

When I mentioned this itinerary to Ben Schlappig of One Mile at a Time a couple of nights ago, he uttered two words in astonishment:

“In economy?!?

Yes, Ben — the entire itinerary will be in the economy class cabin…

…and all for fewer than $1,600.00 — including all taxes and fees.

I do not want to bore you with a 374-part trip report; so I am thinking of simply doing a bunch of short trip reports similar to the ones I have posted here in the past couple of months — as their own trip reports rather than part of a massive trip report…

…and I want the trip reports to inspire you to embark on your own journey — not just simply highlight my travels. Please offer me suggestions about what you want to read.

Meanwhile, I am getting the final lodging arrangements in order — although I could use some advice for a hanok in Seoul for one night…

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