Last Fall I was planning a trip around the world, but instead opted to go only halfway around the world for a few weeks. During my planning, I came across the most amazing company called AirTreks that allows you to build your own round-the-world trip itinerary (powered by WebObjects!) with open-ended tickets. This means that you can plan your trip, buy the tickets, and then spend as much time as you want in each location before deciding to go to your next departure point.
Most of the tickets are bought via consolidator prices which allows Airtreks to offer incredibly low prices (for instance, my itinerary shown above was something like $3500 for all of the flights combined – the grey lines are overland travel like train/automobile). I ended up calculating a rough round-the-world budget of about $10,000 for 4-6 months of travel, lodging, and food.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at May 31, 2003 03:12 PM